Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: great off campus food. sushi is the bomb at ko-fusion

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are alright, but live in apartments after fr year

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Pretty diverse campus, but there is some racial bias towards asians

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are pretty leinient about partying related issues. one thing to keep in mind is strict honor code. Dont cheat!

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system is very convenient. The only real purpose to having a car is for buying groceries; otherwise, it is not of much use.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a wide variety of majors at this school. Many programs are very noteworthy, specifically engineering. Engineering at Illinois is one of the top schools in the country and is regarded very highly by international students as well.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Since the state of Illinois is in debt, the university does not really hand out any financial aid.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Although there aren't many attractions on campus, plenty of fun can still be had with friends. I personally really enjoy the area during the warm months, but during winter I do not have much to do.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you do your research, you can find really great apartments for a great price. It may not have some of the flashy amenities of the top-notch apartments, but they are great for the price you find them for, and very close to campus too. In general, it is much cheaper to live north of Green Street.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in the newly renovated dorms is much nicer than the older alternatives. Some of the rooms are much larger and very spacious.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: As an engineer, the classes are of course very challenging but also very applicable to my future.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship, but I've heard great things from the people who have had them. I am in a research lab, and I really enjoy doing that work.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I would say overall campus is very safe. I walk alone all the time and am totally fine.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are pretty great of the University of Illinois, especially basketball.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse in every way imaginable. Although usually fine, sometimes cultural differences have caused some problems.

1 College Freshman

Weather: Hot, Cold, COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDD, warm, COLD

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school has no money to give to its students because of the dept of Illinois and no income from sports.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: The engineering here is amazing. It is considered a prestigious university in the international community.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Even though UIUC is a notorious for its party scene, the students here are very understanding about drinking and its effects.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life here is incredible. It is very diverse and there are many people here who participate in their events.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: The school athletics isn't very good, but it is still fun to watch and to fulfill the student experience.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: I use the bus system and it runs just fine. You can also walk/bike as there are many crosswalks and roads for such endeavors.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is ok. It's very diverse, but it can be very bipolar sometimes (ie. be warm one day and then really cold the next day). During the summer, it gets really hot; during the winter, it gets really cold.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat much off campus, but the food isn't too shabby. Lots of options though.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm very happy with the computer science program here. The professors know what they're doing and the employers know that the program is very strong here.

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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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