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

Weather: Weather is not bad at all. Not too much snow. Oftentimes extremely sunny. It rains a lot, but the weather does not affect plans.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug safety is not too bad. It was definitely very popular for people to take-part in drinking and drug activities.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a ton of friendly people on campus.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Student life on campus is very fun. There is always something going on. There are plenty of friendly people to meet and a ton of people to get help from if you ever need it.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: All the facilities are extremely clean and nice. Some of them are very old but they are not that bad.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is always a topic that is not easy to deal with. It was not bas trying to apply and get the money I needed. The financial aid office is always available and extremely helpful.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are so many options if you want to go out. There is always something to do.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love this school and everything it has to offer. Everyone cares for the safety of the students and the overall campus is really diverse.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Campus strictness is perfect in all aspects. They are strict with drinking and drug use because they care for every student's safety and are very open to new ideas.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not yet lived off campus, but there are plenty of places for off-campus living and I hear that the prices are extremely reasonable.

4 College Freshman

Parking: I am not a driver on campus, but from what I see and hear, there are always available spots and pretty good location.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is very diverse

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are extremely clean and have awesome hours.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are a lot of students on my campus so it is normal to find some of that on campus.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I really enjoy my classes and teachers although I was hesitant with the large number of students in some lectures. The academics at my university are prestigious and challenging.

5 College Freshman

Academics: There is a large variety of class topics and the professors are great. The workload has been manageable and the study/tutor options are extensive.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I would love if the school would install WiFi in my dorm, but the labs and printing is virtually hassle-free and the availability is great.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am very happy with my dorm and my random roommate selection. The dorm community is unlike any other and I appreciate having my friends so close to socialize and study with. My living learning community is helpful and provides many perks for program opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation system is efficient and useful. I don't need a car because the bus goes on and off campus and goes everywhere I need to go with buses running every few minutes.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my university and although the financial aid was a huge factor into my decision, the experience was beyond would I expected and imagined.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The sporting experience is awesome except the cost of season tickets is slightly high. I love sports, watching and playing recreationally, so I like that they are a large part of campus life.

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Parking: I do not have a car on campus, so it I cannot speak to the procedures. The public transportation, on the other hand, is fantastic.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I have found many affordable and delicious off-campus dining options. There are a variety of options such as Mexican, Asian, Italian, fast food, etc.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people at my school are very diverse, so you can find anything there.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Again, I am currently living and will continue to live in university housing so I do not know much about the apartment searching process. I have seen many advertisements for apartments, though.

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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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