Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 3186 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

{{ error }}
close
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in PAR and while it doesn't have AC, I don't regret living here one bit. I'm part of a living-learning community so the social atmosphere is amazing and my floor, along with the floor below us, are one big, happy family.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options if one doesn't want to live in a dorm. There is actually a service provided by the school that will help you with finding an apartment.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm a Psychology major and UIUC is great in that department. There are a variety of opportunities, one just needs to grasp them.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I like all of my professors. T.A.'s are what worry me though.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received all of the financial aid I needed, making my cost of attendance $0.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: UIUC is in the middle of cornfields but there is always something to do!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food varies on where you go. Ikenberry and PAR have the best dining halls!

3 College Junior

Academics: I've been with the German department for 2 years. They are limited in faculty, yet they have an extensive amount of classes. The workload is doable but difficult when it comes to literature. They only offer one study abroad program for undergraduates, which is located in Vienna where they speak a different dialect of German. There are never much internship opportunities. The overall degree can easily be done as long as you are consistent with turning in your homework and get help as much as you need for the essay portion.

4 College Junior

Academics: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has an excellent program for German. They offer a BA/MA program that you can do in 5 years, which is convenient and time saving. They also offer a financial aid package where students can get their tuition wavered if they are applicable. The professors are also very friendly and accessible. They will take the time to go over their essays, explain the grammar rules, and what idiomatic language would be appropriate in the essay. They will always advise you to the best of their ability.

{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Photos More photos . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Emily Thiersch
Hometown
Wilmette, Ill.
View all previous student authors

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.

 

 

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!