Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3186 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

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

1 person found this useful Report
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

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: It can get very cold and rainy at times. However it does get very nice out too.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: They are not too far from campus and bus lines are close

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They're strict on what they need to be.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It plays a huge role and they make it seem as if non-greeks are outsiders

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is huge and doesn't have many police officers on outer areas

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are a lot of resources and a variety of clubs to join.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is a lot to do on campus and it has an amazing library system.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The Buildings are not the best for advertising majors.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are great and always available.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not much of an athletics person outside of working out for my own health, but its pretty big on campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love where i reside! The place is extremely friendly and plenty of options for its residents

4 College Freshman

Computers: I love being able to go anywhere on campus and have a 95% chance to get wifi

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Campus dining is okay, food gets repetitive and not always the best cooked, but it works.

5 College Freshman

Academics: U of I sports among the top tier engineering degrees in the nation!

5 College Freshman

Academics: Any class you can think of, most likely U of I has it, if it doesn't, no other university will.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Many options on getting to places you want to get to!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is hard to receive, even as a student who is well below the poverty limit.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: You can't get any more diverse than down there at U of I!!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From the friends that live in off-campus housing it seems that it is great in terms of price, just hard to find a good place.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: U of I is known for its large greek life on campus. I am not a part of it, but i know MANY who are!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I use GrubHub for most of my needs as they deliver with a very small cost.

College Freshman

Parking: I don't drive as i use the bus system to go everywhere. It is more convenient to use buses and to walk than use a car on campus.

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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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