Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3170 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Never wanted to do greek life so I don't have a big opinion of it. Lots of partying.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Fair amount of diversity, I just wish there weren't so many minorities in engineering. More diversity :)

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Very big party scene and I feel like a lot of people don't take academics seriously.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Since I dislike university food I go out a lot. There are lots of great places to go.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love uiuc, fantastic academics and a fun social scene.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Engineering is very prestigious here so I expect to find employment almost instantly.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Don't know anyone personally who's been assaulted but I think it is taken seriously.

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1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Very dissatisfied with campus food, everything seems microwaved and unhealthy.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Fairly strict guidelines...no smoking on campus and consistent reminders about academic integrity.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rooms are small and living environment is cramped. Dorms are old.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: As an engineering student academics are incredible, world renowned professors and excellent lab equipment.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Computer engineering is difficult but has amazing faculty and students.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: School is entirely wheelchair accessible with very nice lab facilities.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Nice meal plan with plenty of options

5 College Senior

Academics: One of the top public universities in the country.

3 College Senior

Diversity: The school could be more diverse.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The school has a huge greek life.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I have never had a problem.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Some Landlords are great, some are not. Some apartments are expensive, some are cheap. You can find whatever it is you are looking for.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dining Halls have wide selection.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The Campus is great. There is something for everyone, with a nightlife located directly in campustown.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a major part of the campus. You might as wellcall it greek central

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options and can be anywhere from party central Champaign to laid-back Urbana

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is definitely a good amount of variety, all the way from superficial sorostitutes to bookworms

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's college, the rules are there for your safety but as long as you're responsible you can do whatever you like.

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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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