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

Drug Safety: There is definitely a party scene but if you are not into that, there 's an abundance of activities to partake in that do not involve drugs or alcohol. Because of the circle I am in, drugs are not very visible to me but I know people probably use them. The Student Code is strict on drugs. I have never felt pressured to partake in alcohol or drug related activities.

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5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: A very good mix of all different people.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: Fill out FAFSA as soon as you can and apply for the college scholarships. There are scholarships offered by individual colleges and programs and by the university as a whole. I'd also suggest searching the Illinois website, there is a scholarship page that's helpful.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of preppy and stuck-up guys & girls on campus. I feel this is due to the huge greek population on campus. This is the one somewhat turn off of the school for me at times.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Their are strict policies on academic integrity emphasized here.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I think the diversity on campus is very good and there are places and organizations for everyone to feel comfortable.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am currently undeclared but the workload and classes are great.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at school are great and very challenging.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would choose my school again because the academics here are excellent.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation on my campus is very good especially during the week. The one inconvenience is that on weekends the main bus that can be taken to easily get around campus does not run until after six o'clock in the evening.

4 College Senior

Computers: The school does a pretty good job of providing computer spaces for students.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life is a significant part of campus life and almost everyone is in a sorority or fraternity.

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2 College Senior

Parking: Parking cops are sooooo annoying. They literally wait for you to get a ticket.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Drug Safety: There's a lot of drinking and smoking on campus, but underaged students are encouraged to participate in dry events.

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: I received all the aid that I needed. That is one thing that I greatly appreciated.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Nightlife: I never really went out but when I did, it was ok. Nothing to brag about.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: I personally did not enjoy my college experience for many reasons, but plenty of people loved it and would do it all over again if they could.

2 College Senior

Diversity: I think that the school still has a long way to go in the diversity department. It's not totally awful, but it could be much better than what it is currently.

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2 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I personally would never willingly live here. It's ok for college, but for a long term living environment, I'll pass.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Strictness is pretty average, but don't get caught jay walking or drunk. Tickets are no joke.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The school is extremely prideful and encourages students to attend as many events as possible.

3 College Senior

Facilities: U of I has the largest base of sororities and fraternities which is pretty unique to our school.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I never really lived in the dorms, but they weren't awful whenever I visited. Obviously, the newer buildings were more enjoyable to go to.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Local traveling is ok, but forget about long distance

3 College Senior

Weather: Snow can really be the worst when you're walking to class because it isn't always cleaned up on time/ice sheets form pretty quickly.

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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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