Champaign, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
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Reviews 2958 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: The new dorm buildings are BEAUTIFUL and very spacious.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't that many local restaurants so the variety is quite limited.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: UIUC has a reputation for being one of the top three party schools in the U.S.. There are of course many issues with underage drinking and just drinking in general here.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is quite large here at UIUC. Many greek life students keep to their appropriate group of friends, but there are too many rules.

3 College Senior

Computers: With so many students, the availability of computers in the labs are very limited.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Intramurals and club sports are very easy to participate in and manage.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Just like any other school, UIUC tries to manage the underage drinking that goes on.

2 College Senior

Diversity: The acceptance of different ethnicities (especially Asian-Americans or international students) is very low. Racism is still an issue here.

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: This area is great for those that prefer a college town over an actual independent city.

4 College Senior

Academics: The faculty in the College of ACES are amazing. We are like a very close-knit family.

4 College Senior

Transportation: All buses on campus are very accessible and free with your UIUC student card.

4 College Student

Academics: A very good and well known school

4 College Student

Computers: There are many computer labs in every living space i've seen, although I am set to live in private certified housing so it may be different for the dorms.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: The quad is nice, and there are a lot of things to do if you look.

4 College Student

Transportation: Its convenient for everyone. Especially the bus system and biking.

3 College Student

Diversity: The school is pretty diverse. Not too much intolerance.

3 College Student

Parking: There are very limited places to park on campus and it costs a a lot.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Not too many options, but there are some.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: People party. Its a big ten.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I think off campus housing is a cheap and accessible amenity that people should take advantage of once they are upperclassmen.

3 College Student

Nightlife: I don't know that much about night life, but I hear unofficial is great.

3 College Student

Weather: Most of the year consists of a winterish rainy season. However, when summer comes, it's beautiful.

2 College Student

Scholarships: Since it's a state school, there is not much financial aid given out. I think that there needs to be a greater effort in helping people afford to attend. When calling financial aid, they act like they don't have any time for you. You're just one in a crowd. Its just not personal enough.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The Policy Enforcement is only put into effect when the administration is aware of abinge drinking holiday coming up- like St. Patrick's Day. Otherwise, peer pressure, usage, etc., goes unquestioned.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Very nice and city like on campus around green street.


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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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