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

Health & Safety: during the first days on campus, there was a maniac shooting blow darts at people. however, it didn't take long for police to make an arrest and nothing too alarming has occurred since then

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: living on campus can get boring to a person coming from a large city. other than parties/bars and RSO's there isn't much to do, unless you're willing to take an hour long bus ride to the nearest mall/movie theater.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The people at Office of Financial Aid are very helpful and accesible. Just remember to fill out your FAFSA on time

3 College Freshman

Weather: Typical midwest weather: hot summers, cold winters.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can select from a wide range of options for living off-campus, from very cheap to expensive ones, close to campus or far. There is a very good transportation system so you can get to campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Although is not a big University in size, the academic quality is great, particularly in my field of study (Engineering). I love outdoors activities, and this school has one of the best athletics complex.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The University has an excellent student health program, they offer not only medical services but also counseling support.
Although safety is one of the priorities on campus, there are sometimes violent events such as robberies or theft specially at night.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Bars and clubs are close to the campus. They get crowded Friday and Saturday nights. They do have a strict policy for underage drinking because they would received high fines if they allow it

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I think the school policies are good enough to control thousands of students on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The University has several dining halls and plan meals for the student needs. Although it would be cheaper to prepare your own meals, it saves you time to eat over there. They are a lifesaver when you have been studying all day or finishing a long essay, in particular late night.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A student can choose between different fraternities/sororities according to his/her own interests. Although there is some hazing in some chapters, many avoid this stereotypical Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Underage or improper drinking is closely watch by the police.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There's no need for a car to move on campus, people can easily move using bicycles or the bus.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's a small, safe city with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The computers are constantly upgraded and the computer support is great

3 College Freshman

Computers: The wifi at my school is very unreliable which makes it very hard to do homework especially online.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is very visible almost everywhere you go on nights on campus, drugs are normally kept hidden .

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am struggling to pay for college and the financial aid is barely helping due to the lack of money i have been granted.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities can look pretty run down at times, but also the age of my school provides beauty.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The athletic centers and swimming pools are amazing. The facilities are truly great.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus strictness is the best because they are not strict at all.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The majors offered at my college are amazing. There are so many options i find myself wanting to try something new everyday, and it very hard to just pick one.

College Freshman

Majors: I have no participated in an internship, although i am interested in them in the future.

2 College Freshman

Weather: The weather where i am currently going to school is horrible. The winters are brutal and seem to never end.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing is alright, the variety is very poor.

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Emily Thiersch
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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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