Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3145 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I believe the academics offered at this school are fantastic. The professors truly want to see every student succeed and there are so many opportunities at this school to do so. The curriculum revolves around the student and teaches them important information. The registration process was quick and easy, the workload is enough to make you stay busy but not enough to make you stressed out 24/7. Overall the academics at this school are great and I am glad I chose U of I as my university.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not been a witness to drug use in school so far. Alcohol plays a large role in the recreation of the school, but for the most part it is done responsibly. Peer pressure is not too frequent, people tend to understand others.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus strictness is great. There are never too many times where the authority disrespects you or punishes you for something ridiculous. They are very reasonable and do their jobs well.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If you don't venture away from the campus vicinity you can be assured that you will be safe

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't know about it I live on campus

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: In my major there is not too much difficulty in regards to the workload. Be that as it may, the work is challenging and keeps you engaged in active learning. And in veterinary medicine there are so many internship opportunities.

2 College Freshman

Majors: The undeclared program is pretty mediocre, and it just makes transferring a pain.

2 College Freshman

Majors: They have a separate college for undelcared majors, which is understandable due to the size, but still frustrating. I, for one, knew pretty early into my college career what I wanted to do, but the amount of trouble involved with the "Intercollegiate Transfer" process is a large inconvenience, and the system heavily favors those who already knew what they wanted to do (and thus discourages changing one's mind).

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Van Doren Hall, which is (from what I've seen) one of the least desirable dorms by a significant margin, so my experience probably isn't typical. My dorm, however, is smelly, cramped, often unclean, and the furniture is terrible.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: Teachers seem to really care about my education

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy living in the dorms, however I believe that the older buildings such as those in the six pack should be updated with the furniture and extermination.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I enjoy off campus dining. It is very convenient and there are a plethora of options for students who don't desire to consume dining hall foods.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't get involved in drugs myself so I don't really care

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Diversity: It's about 48% white, 17% Asian, and 6% black

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have a variety of good choices to choose from which is great and they come pretty fast with their deliveries

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Other than the fact everyone thinks everyone else in my major is introverts they expect the same from me but I'm not one

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I really haven't looked in to it since I decided to stay in the dorms

5 College Freshman

Majors: It overall was really good and I didn't have any problems

5 College Freshman

Majors: It's very enjoyable and interesting

1 College Freshman

Weather: It's been snowing nonstop every since December

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: I have so much fun wherever I go

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Transportation: Sometimes the buses run behind schedule and results in me being late for classes sometimes which is not convenient at all.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was okay because I didn't get as much as I expected even though me and my sister attend the university

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of variety of restaurants to choose from which are not to expensive.

2 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Weather: Winters are extremely could and classes do not get cancelled no matter what the conditions are. The warmer months are not too brutal.

1 person found this useful Report
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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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