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Is anyone able to help me out here?-I am a English student, and I want to go to the University of Illinois in a couple of years (when I need to go Uni). I basically want to study journalism (probably) and play college tennis for Illinois. I was wondering if anyone knows anything at all about this Uni or anything at all ?

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I'm originally from Illinois, but didn't attend school there. I can say that it's a very good school, but located in the middle of nowhere. I hope you like corn. Are they offering you a scholarship?
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I'm originally from Illinois, but didn't attend school there. I can say that it's a very good school, but located in the middle of nowhere. I hope you like corn. Are they offering you a scholarship?
I think Corn is particularly nutritious. I'm not old enough yet, but I could probably get a scholarship
Otherwise, do I pay or...? Or do they just love British students How does the whole campus thing work over there?

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No, this board is mens tennis. Not necessarily ATP.
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I got my Masters degree from Univ. of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana campus). It's a very good, very large school located in farm country. It is literally surrounded by miles and miles and miles of corn and soy fields. But it has an excellent campus life, great athletics programs, a world-class performing arts center, and I never felt isolated or bored. The weather, though, will be a shock for you. Because the school is located on the Illinois prairie, prepare for extremes of heat and humidity in the summer and extremes of cold and snow and wind in the winter. There are loads of foreign students (mostly graduate), especially in the school's world-class agriculture and engineering colleges, so I'm sure you won't feel alone.



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I got my Masters degree from Univ. of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana campus). It's a very good, very large school located in farm country. It is literally surrounded by miles and miles and miles of corn and soy fields. But it has an excellent campus life, great athletics programs, a world-class performing arts center, and I never felt isolated or bored. The weather, though, will be a shock for you. Because the school is located on the Illinois prairie, prepare for extremes of heat and humidity in the summer and extremes of cold and snow and wind in the winter. There are loads of foreign students (mostly graduate), especially in the school's world-class agriculture and engineering colleges, so I'm sure you won't feel alone.
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if you think are going to play college tennis at U of Illinois, i'll tell you what, i'd be happy to sell you the Big Ben tower clock in London, and i'll give you a great deal on it - 500 Euro's.

if you're not a top 75 ITF Junior, forget it, Illinois will not even throw a glance in your direction. It's one of the best teams in the U.S.
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if you think are going to play college tennis at U of Illinois, i'll tell you what, i'd be happy to sell you the Big Ben tower clock in London, and i'll give you a great deal on it - 500 Euro's.

if you're not a top 75 ITF Junior, forget it, Illinois will not even throw a glance in your direction. It's one of the best teams in the U.S.
€500 you're having a laugh. Three-hundred my highest, how do you know what I play tennis like? And by the time I go to University, I wouldn't be a junior anymore, so that ranking would be useless.

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Re: University of Illinois

I played there my freshman year and a bit of my sophomore year before I decided to stop most of my competetive play. It is a great university, engineering is particularly good. You can play walk-on but don't expect to get to play unless all the following come in place: You are a great player and win a lot of matches in practice, and you manage to come through in a match when a scholarship player can't play.

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One of the guys who played WTT last year went there: http://www.wtt.com/players.asp?seaso...&player_id=136
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€500 you're having a laugh. Three-hundred my highest, how do you know what I play tennis like? And by the time I go to University, I wouldn't be a junior anymore, so that ranking would be useless.
it wouldnt be useless, because the ranking is how the coach decides who gets invited to play on the team. If you don't have a ITF or at minimum a national ranking, it obviously means you don't have tournament experience, and you don't play at the level necessary to be considered for a team like Illinois.

They have lower leagues at the university with some good players, and you will be welcome to participate in those, it's just not a formal competetion.
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