Champaign, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
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Reviews 3186 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is very diverse. I've met people from different countries and people of different religions.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is always something to do on campus. U of I is really great at accommodating everyone. Our athletic facilities are clean and big, catering to everyone's needs. There are over 30 libraries on campus as well as multiple bars.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: Campus facilities are amazing. Everything is kept clean and although some buildings are old, many renovations are being done to make them better. The main quad is beautiful and the heart of campus.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my university. Classes are great and there is always help available if you need it. Lectures are a little big sometimes. Professors are top notch.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Students have great job prospects for the future with a degree from U of I. There are huge career fairs every year and students almost always have a job quickly after graduating.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: The social party scene is top notch and everyone always has a great time. Students are also responsible and know when enough is enough. The bars are always a great place to be to be social and most events occur there.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Campus is full of budding relationships so the guys and girls at my school are great. Students are all relatively good looking and share lots of common interests. Everyone is very social

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life at my school is awesome. It is very social and many greek students can be seen out and about at any given time. The houses are huge and for the most part kept up pretty nicely. Greeks and non greeks don't interact as much but the relationship there isnt bad.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The life off of campus is culturally vibrant. Downtown there are many places with live music and art theaters. Its fun to venture out there every once in a while

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Our school athletics are pretty subpar compared to other big ten schools. We are not super competitive so I think that plays a role. Our students do however have a large amount of school spirit anyways and game days are always full of orange and blue.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity on my campus is great because we have a large number of international students. That provides for many different points of view on topics and helps us to learn to be more accepting.

4 College Senior

Athletics: The sports programs on campus are nationally renowned and often compete at a high level within collegiate organization. We often cheer on many of the sports team and are well supported by the alumni network as it brings together many generations of Illini for similar causes. The intramural program at UIUC is less than spectacular in organization but is well participated by students from all backgrounds. The programs could be developed to accommodate a longer season without inconveniencing those who do not participate. The capacity for these activities as well as the locations are more than suitable and have been well provided by the university.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus experience is individual to each student as there are different means to exploring these areas. One must do a bit of exploration to find the many gems that surround campus but are limited to on campus without regular transportation means. The variety is quite significant as a reflection of the student body but is not centrally located and must be sought out to be discovered and relished.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The school is quite large and accommodates studies of all origins, interests, and studies. The campus encourages acceptance of all cultures and interdisciplinary as well as cross cultural exchange to promote a unified and diverse community.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: There is a large variety of dining options on campus between dining halls, restaurants available on campus, as well as the option to purchase unfinished foods from food vendors for home cooking. You can certainly find any type of cuisine on a campus as large as the Urbana-Champaign grounds and will be as pleased as I have been with the available options.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Will be living in an apartment next year. Excited to have more space and private bathroom.

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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.


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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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