Champaign, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
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Reviews 3156 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The music professors are extremely knowledgeable!

5 College Sophomore

Computers: The school has many apple computers in the libraries throughout the campus.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Illinois is full of amazing people.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Peer pressure mostly with drinking.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: The teams are not the best but the fans are fun.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Police are a pain, but be sure to surround yourself with people you trust.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Campus Dining: Great late night food. Cook own food to be better for health.

5 College Senior

Academics: The professors are amazing and many class options. My major is very general and can apply to everything.

5 College Senior

Academics: Professor David Rosch is the best professor on campus. Must take leadership classes.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: The nightlife is fantastic! You have many options.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone's experience will be different, depending on which dorm you get and who is in that dorm, but overall, everyone I know seems to love where they're at. Random roommate matching is usually really great. My roommate and I are great friends now and we both went random. The dorms are more expensive than some apartments, but they're a great way to meet new people and get involved. Most dorms are in close proximity to the quad as well. The farthest is probably only a 10-15 minute walk.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are lots of places to go and things to do on campus.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a first year psychology student, but I love the program so far. The professors are extremely knowledgeable. My goal is to become a clinical psychologist and own my own practice.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most students are intelligent, outgoing, and friendly. Looks wise, many people are into health/fitness as well as dressing quite nicely. There's a great variety in the type of people here.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Typical bi-polar Illinois weather. Usually varies.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big. It's a great way to network, socialize, and have fun.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A lot of good looking young students. Many are athletic as well as attractive.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Many theaters and music events. Also a lot of restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Pretty sociable. There are tons of places to meet with friends as well as to make new ones.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Tons of resources, free access to gyms, and many different opportunities.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I didn't get the housing I requested but I'd say that the campus housing is average. The dorms are okay and it's pretty much what you make of it.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Tons of different kinds of people. Meeting others with different backgrounds is a neat experience.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience at U of I in Urbana-Champaign is awesome. Along with great academics, a fun nightlife, and an abundance of resources, the students and staff are friendly. If you are looking for a nice and welcoming college experience, this is the school for you.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: MTD bus service is great although it can drag at times.

4 College Freshman

Academics: U of I's anthropology department is really welcoming. There is a wide variety of interesting classes and the professors know the material very well.


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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Emily Thiersch
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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