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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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
3 College Freshman

Computers: I would suggest people to bring their own, but there are definitely ones available to use.

4 College Freshman

Academics: It's great! So many paths you can choose for your future.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: So many options of where you can choose to live.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Lots of different people and things to get involved with.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses will get you about anywhere you need or close to, but not count on being on time.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I think we have any average drug/alcohol scene as another college.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police are always present and we have safe rides and safe walks so you will never have to be alone.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not a visible part of campus culture, but definitely present.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Engineering/accounting is good. Everything else subpar

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Discounted medications for students, such as plan b

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many restaurants on Green St. Prices not bad but I'd rather use my meal plans than spend money.

1 College Freshman

Weather: Terrible weather. Up to -40 degrees F. Classes never canceled due to weather.

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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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