Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3183 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: We're held to high standards here on paper, but you can get away with a lot. It's more who you spend your time with and what your personal expectations are.

3 College Freshman

Computers: some of the dorm rooms don't have wireless access which is super irritating...just ethernet

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: six-pack is definitely the best...most social and best food at ike

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Out-of-state and got enough scholarship to make it less than in-state

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a good amount of options around the area.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are definitely places to avoid at night, but it's not too bad.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Hot during the summer, and cold during the winter, but it's not too bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They can be hit and miss, but they're generally pretty good.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It has a pretty good local atmosphere around the university.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have not had a lot of experience with off-campus housing.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There's a lot of drinking and some drug use, done by a lot of the students.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not get any aid, but it didn't make too big of a difference for me.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't have a lot of experience with greek life, but it seems like it takes up a lot of time.

5 College Freshman

Parking: Very expensive to own a car on campus, not recommended.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Way to much sports on this campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is good, hot in the summer, cold in the winter. Some dorms don't have an AC.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Facilities: This school is all about sports.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Its a pretty easy to find apartments.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Very strict about things that go on campus, not so much what goes on out side.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: I have my own laptop so i don't use the public ones of often.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: There is a wide verity.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I like it because we do hands on things with animals.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Its a lot of work, registration is a pain, and they do give quite of bit of work.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Although the money that was provided was helpful it was not enough to cover tuition.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Im not very familiar with them.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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