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

Guys & Girls: The guys at my school have proven to be very similar to one another. The preppy frat boy look has certainly grown old on me and i feel like boys really need to learn how to stand out.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The night life at my school is amazing. Between apartments, frat houses, and bars there is always something to do. Bars are one of the best things because you only have to be nineteen years old to get in, therefor freshman to seniors to even graduate students can all have the time of their life in one place.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: At my college greek life id definitely overwhelming. In my opinion greek life is way too large because if you do not go greek it is extremely hard to have a great social life.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Do they exist? Yes. Are we any good at them? Absolutely not.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food gets boring and the dining halls are often full.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Good bars and clubs, but if you want cultural substance, you'll have to travel two hours to Chicago.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Illinois provides you with great academics from the beginning of your education to the end.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Endless amounts of majors, professors are helpful, classes are fairly easy to get into. My only complaint is that classes seem to be much larger than at other universities.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The network could be better, but there some of the best tech help on campus if you need help.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Lots and lots of booze, but you can still easily have a life if you don't partake.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It is pretty rare for anyone to get written up, for alcohol or noise. Just keep it under control and you are OK.

2 College Freshman

Weather: As a warm weather person growing up, the snow is annoying, but not unbearable.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There is almost always space, but I hear parking permits cost an arm an a leg. Not really necessary if you are living in town though.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Generally a wide variety of options, but most offer nice living spaces for a good deal cheaper than the dorms.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in PAR, which is far from classes and has small rooms. However, the dorm community is great.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is in a college town, so it is rare to get crime from non-students on campus.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Don't base your college choice on the attractiveness of the people there according to the internet. Just don't. It's sad.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a lot of illini pride and people attend sporting events regularly

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Computers: There is wifi all over campus but it is slow and takes long to connect

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: For advertising you must write an essay and do an online application to transfer into the college of media

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of food to choose from and various meal plans

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of cornfields, but there is local malls.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Make sure everything is in order or else you will not receive financial aid

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People tend to hang out with others who are similar to them

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People who do partake generally are pretty private about it

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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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