Champaign, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
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Reviews 3145 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Facilities: There are several libraries located on campus. However, most of them are not up to date and are very old. The student hangouts are becoming more and more "greener". the new ones that are being put up are state of the art facilities.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Almost every guy that I know is in the greek system. Everyone is very friendly and all of the guys I know are extremely attractive. I met my boyfriend freshman year, he lived in the same dorm as I did! :)

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town that our campus is located in is very poor and often times it is the people who live in the towns that are committing crime to the students attending here. There isn't much to do when you live in a corn field….

5 College Junior

Transportation: The busses run every 10-15 minutes and take you almost anywhere you need to get to on campus. They do run very late (3am) every day of the week. However, I don't like the limited schedule that the campus public transportation is switched to in the summer time.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have safe rides and safe walks which allow students a safe way home if need be. however, our campus is very big on crime due to the town that our campus is located in. There is almost always a crime committed at night.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a diverse races.

5 College Freshman

Computers: There are a lot of computers available.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received the Navy ROTC scholarship after an essay and two interviews and am now part of the program.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a transfer student, I spent a year at another college and now I know how lucky I am to be at U of I. It's a great school and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation at U of I is great. There are buses running all the time and they'll take you anywhere you need to go, on or off-campus. The buses are free for all U of I students, you just need to show your student ID when you get on the bus. There are even some apps that will tell you when and what buses are coming to your stop.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: There are lots of places to eat and shop and the community seems to have a good attitude towards college students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: There are always buses and they pick up at convenient times and pretty frequently.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking sucks. There are barely no spots near class or the dorms and you get tickets if you are 5 minutes out of the allowed time.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Its the midwest so it gets cold. Winter sucks because the buses are packed and no one wants to walk to class. And when it rains, the buses are also full and no one likes walking in the rain

2 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on campus. It is all about drinking. Everything they do revolves around partying and drinking. And they look down on non-Greeks

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5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are people from all over the world and from every possible walk of life and economic background

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: It is necessary to have your own computer. You use it for everything from schoolwork to social stuff. And then you dont have to worry about being at a computer lab for an all nighter

5 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There are numerous bars on campus and that is where the majority of people go so there is no need to worry about transportation because you walk everywhere.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The quad is amazing and everyone loves hanging out there. And its beautiful

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Our varsity sports are huge on campus and the nation

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: My program was amazing and all the classes fit

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors in my program were awesome and accesible

3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It was good. I met some nice and fun people

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: There are a lot of variety and lots of places to go

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: A lot of the guys at school are really attractive.

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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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