Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3183 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: A lot of tings to do, but not very good quality.

2 College Junior

Weather: Terrible weather this year due to the polar vortex. Hard to get to classes and travel.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Strict on academics, bit lenient on social.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Big for Greeks, no opinion as a non-Greek.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are bad landlords and decent ones. I'd suggest everyone to research thoroughly before signing a contract.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: Personally hated living in dorms. I thought the food was terrible.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Not many student discounts but most places are convenient.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Nothing is overbearingly terrible but it's also not great. Campus crimes occur almost daily and usually don't feel safe walking alone at night.

3 College Junior

Academics: The program is great and the advisers and professors are very knowledgeable. The workload is definitely not easy, but my motto is always "work hard and play hard". There are many diverse internship options for students.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I mean there isn't much directly off campus, but there is a lot of things to do if you have a car or other forms of transportations. Though there are a lot of neighborhoods.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of places on Green St. that you can eat at. Mostly chain places, but there are some others. There aren't many discounts that I know of.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't get any aid. It was a long process that didn't benefit me in any way.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I have a good time whether I'm at my own apartment, a friend's house, or the bars! The buses run pretty late so they are always an option when its cold out. If you ever have to walk home by yourself the university offers safe rides and walks.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I believe our campus has less drugs than other campuses. It depends who you hang out with. From what I've seen there isn't much of a drug scene. Alcohol is a different story, but what can you expect at a big ten school?

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are so many different ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations here. There is a group for everybody to join!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Compared to other majors, my requirements are pretty straight forward and easy. Being a psych major, you have to be prepared for extra schooling which can be competitive whether it be grad school for doctorate or law school. This is really the only concern of mine.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really didn't have any problem. I had a great GPA and average test scores. Who knows if they even read my essay or not? It was your typical process.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I've taken good and bad courses. It really depends upon the student and the professor.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I haven't had any problems on campus, but I have seen campus authority be both helpful and strict depending on the situation. they are what you'd expect on a college campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live extremely far from campus, over a mile, and my rent is still over $600 a month. The closer you get to campus the more expensive it gets. Parking of course is an additional monthly cost. My building is very secure, but sometimes I can't even get in there and I live there. Our landlord is very self-centered and only concerned with money.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't party so i don't really know

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: only strict when it comes to important stuff

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: not many people that i know of caught withdrugs and they keep it discreet for the most part.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: If i do not have a good job there, i will definitely not be living there.

College Freshman

Academics: Im not exactly in my major yet just decided what i wanted to do 2 weeks ago.

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Emily Thiersch
Hometown
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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