LAS Insider blog for prospective students

These students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences write about their personal experiences and insights throughout the academic year at the University of Illinois. They offer an inside look at the College of LAS and University of Illinois.

The friends who share your interests will strengthen your values and help you find a home at Illinois. The friends who have very different experiences and have lived halfway across the world will make you a more well-rounded and globally-aware individual.
The College of LAS' certificate programs typically involve fewer courses than a minor, while enabling students to develop additional knowledge in a field or subfield. In this post, senior Adrianna Jelen writes about earning a neuroscience certificate.
With each scrape of each new riverbank, more of this remarkable story unfolds on the ancient deposits of the world’s mightiest river.
Applying to various universities can be an overwhelming process. Here are tips to decide if a university is really the best fit for you.
When I graduate in May, my LAS degree will specify a bachelor of science in biochemistry, but I am walking away with an invaluable, diverse education.
Choosing a college is a huge decision, and we know students admitted to the University of Illinois have lots of questions. We're happy to share some answers.
Given the nature of our vessel, many routines that require no thought or preparation in our everyday lives become chores on the boat.
As a high school student deciding where to attend college, evaluating what each school has to offer outside of the classroom is quite important. The University of Illinois and the Champaign-Urbana community have ample activities, events, and exciting opportunities year-round.
Interning at The White House gave me the chance to go outside my comfort zone. This experience has been the epitome of taking advantage of your undergraduate experience – make sure to take advantage of yours, too!
We’re conducting research in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to conduct research on the river. We’re going as part of an international project to study the form of the modern-day Amazon River and to learn how it can help us interpret the deposits of such huge rivers within the ancient geological record.