Champaign, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
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Reviews 3107 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Nice meal plan with plenty of options

5 College Senior

Academics: One of the top public universities in the country.

3 College Senior

Diversity: The school could be more diverse.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The school has a huge greek life.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I have never had a problem.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Some Landlords are great, some are not. Some apartments are expensive, some are cheap. You can find whatever it is you are looking for.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dining Halls have wide selection.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The Campus is great. There is something for everyone, with a nightlife located directly in campustown.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a major part of the campus. You might as wellcall it greek central

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options and can be anywhere from party central Champaign to laid-back Urbana

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is definitely a good amount of variety, all the way from superficial sorostitutes to bookworms

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's college, the rules are there for your safety but as long as you're responsible you can do whatever you like.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: As expected the locals are a bit cautious of students due to the Greek reputation

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: If you are looking for a college where athletics are equally or more important than academics, this University has it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of options and downtown is a very classy area

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe but the surrounding area is sketchy

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: You have occasional fires and explosions, nothing too serious

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Generally you get away with stuff like dorm visitation and noise. However underaged drinking, drug use or going on the morrow plots (a landmark experimental feild) ocould get you kicked out

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Smart individuals, especially in engineering and business/econ, it's also a party school,

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Guys & Girls: I think that the Guys & Girls is great.

5 College Student

Facilities: I personally believe that one of the unique things that set this university apart from others are its academic excellence.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Facilities: Living on campus was the best decision.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Diversity: One of the things that most amaze about this university is its diversity. I have met so many people from so different parts of the world. I am always learning something new from anyone I meet.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I think that living on campus is the BEST option.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Scholarships: I received financial aid and a lot but still my family was having problems paying for it.

1 person found this useful Report

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Emily Thiersch
Wilmette, Ill.
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One might expect some tentative and even negative opinions about any school, but this is truly not the case here at U of I. Students are proud of U of I’s history, proud of is academic accomplishments, proud of the social opportunities it offers, and, most of all, they are proud to be alumni. For so many students to view their choice to come here as an unequivocally good one is a fantastic testament to the University’s strength.

Of course students here have plenty to complain about—the weather, the parking, the Greek social scene, the rural location. But all things considered, the positive points of the U of I experience tipped the scale—the University’s academic excellency, the safety, the social atmosphere, the athletic tradition, the city’s excellent transportation system. Some students admitted that they had a hard time adjusting, that they occasionally wished they had made another decision—but in the end, they were all happy to be here. The most encouraging fact was that so many people mentioned that they were leaving as better people, more knowledgeable, eclectic, and better equipped to navigate through life. University of Illinois students do not just leave with a piece of paper in their hands, they leave with a wealth of experience that is not easily rivaled—and, for in-staters, without enormous debt burdens to face when they graduate.



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