Champaign, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
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Reviews 3183 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It could be better but its fun.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Sometimes its too hot and sometimes its too cold.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat much off-campus. So I wouldn't know.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There aren't many computers available at all times.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's always something to do at night.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Fun to work with the athletes.

4 College Freshman

Academics: A lot of networking, fun, interactive.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Didn't receive enough financial aid to go to the school.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have witness people in the dorms get caught and held responsible for their actions

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are people from various different parts of the world

4 College Freshman

Majors: I am currently undeclared in major but my school offers a variety of majors to choose from

3 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship or a job but I plan on getting one

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are enough variety but transportation is difficult if taking the buses

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The school tries to keep us in dorms for the money

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I grew up in Chicago area so it's not a bother.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: There are many stories of people being caught.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't participate much, and the school is strict during unofficial.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are things to do, but a car is necessaray.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our teams aren't performing great, so the fans are weak.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is not that much conversation about them.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I usually stay in the dorms to eat, so I don't know.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms range in areas such as distance to classes

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many seminars that explore diversity.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: They are available but used on occasion.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I was not eligible to apply for financial aid.


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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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