I chose Illinois College because from the very first visit, this school felt just right. It had a wonderful and lively atmosphere. The students and faculty are so delightful! Everywhere you looked there was someone ready to share about how great the school is. I was so happy to be invited to spend a night with the swim team and some of the girls. They were very welcoming and open with answers to all my questions. Coach Sykes was so helpful and ready to make me feel right at home when I was visiting. He helped me feel important and part of the team. His energy makes me very excited to be joining his swim team! I feel this school will fulfill my love of swimming and help me pursue my academic goals.