The U of I campus is well maintained, but there are a lot of old buildings on campus. The interior of some buildings could use some repairs, as the structures themselves are really old. The architectural designs on campus need to be modernized, but even with the old structures, the landscape of the school and the scenery are appealing. However, for most of the year, it's either snowing or rainy and cold, so sometimes the exterior of campus might be a depressing sight to behold. The good news is that the school always seems to have one renovation or another going on, even if these renovations never seem to make a huge difference.
The athletic center has really good and modern amenities provided to athletes, and there is also a student recreation center that other students can make use of. There is really nothing impressive about the recreation center, though, even if it has very good workout equipment. There are more than two libraries on campus, and all are well equipped and adequate for students' needs. In terms of entertainment, there is not much to do on campus. There are a few concerts, movies, and plays, but you might have to leave the campus often to catch your real fun.