Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3186 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Student

Academics: University of Illinois is one of the best schools in the nation. The engineering and business programs are top tier and the curriculum is tough but rewarding.

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3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: The downtown areas are nice to go to for reasonably priced dining. The movie theater is decent, but you should not have to leave campus to have a good time.

5 College Student

Transportation: Buses will take you anywhere on campus and will also take you to the local airport and train station.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: It does not matter which dorm you get placed in, you can make the best of your situation at any dorm.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I love the variety of majors this school offers.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love this school I will not transfer.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Not too strict around campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school gives out a great deal of scholarships.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everything is great off campus as well.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not too sure about this.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health and safety is very good on campus.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: You can get around on campus in easy ways.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: This is a safe campus.

5 College Freshman

Weather: The school is wonderful because it is very diverse.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have safe rides and walks that will take you where you need to go at night time if you feel unsafe walking back.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its a dorm, but if you choose well...the people are awesome in the dorms, always someone to meet and talk to.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Bipolar....hot in the summer (make sure you get a dorm with a/c) and ridiculously cold in winter, but plenty of snow!

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It has a great atmosphere for those who like a large campus town, small rural feel.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Many options, but business, engineering, psychology are the most prominent majors on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off campus housing options and the school has a place that will help you find what you're looking for!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Orange Crush,,,people love sports on campus regardless how the athletes play.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You really have to look and sometimes it will be very hard.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are so many different kind of people on campus from basically every corner of the earth.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Depends on the season usually. The buses are always crowded in the winter months!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most RAs are really chill, but if they smell anything or hear of anything suspicious, they call the police!

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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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