Champaign, IL
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$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

Athletics: Whenever I attend the Athletics at the University of Illinois, I am surrounded by my fellow peers cheering for their team. From women's sports to male sports, events are usually crowded by the students. We support our teams wholeheartedly and these athletic events are advertised well around the campus.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: U of I is known as a strong party school and if there is something you want to do on a night to relieve some stress, you can easily find it. U of I is one of the highest fraternal schools out there. There is a party almost every night somewhere on campus hosted by a fraternity. We have a good number of bars on campus where the minimum age to enter is 19, so bars are always open to anyone just wanting to go out. There is also the Illini Union where they host small events such as Musical or Comedy Acts, Movie Nights, Bowling, Video Games, or just socials for people to chill out and socialize. There's always something to do on campus, you just have to find it.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've never looked into the Off-Campus Housing at U of I, so I can't truly give it a grade.

3 College Junior

Majors: I haven't been able to obtain an internship yet, but the school allows plenty of opportunities for students. I do plan on obtaining one soon which is what's recommended for Engineering students.

5 College Junior

Majors: The process to become a Civil Engineering Major isn't difficult at all. They ask what major you prefer on your application to the school. You just have to check the box with major you want next to it. Then the 2 essay questions they ask you on the application deal with what you want to do with your life after you graduate with the major.

3 College Junior

Majors: I'm still happy on my pursuit to become a Civil Engineer. I'm not sure exactly if I want to pursue a primary in Transportation or Construction Management, but I am definitely going to choose one of the two. I believe after I graduate it will not be too difficult to locate a career with the prestige of my school, so I am confident I will find a job that I will be happy with.

3 College Junior

Majors: I attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have been very happy with my decision of U of I. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach, which allows me to stay interested in my major. They curriculum is difficult but not impossible with hard work. I have joined the National Society of Black Engineers on my campus, and they have helped me a great deal in my classes and my school life. I believe I will enjoy the rest of my years at U of I if I receive the same support I am already getting from the campus.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Cutting edge technology across campus. Libraries are massive and offer plenty of places to study.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartment buildings are numerous and on all sides of campus. You can get one close to your focused area on campus very easily. There is also a great variance in price range for different qualities.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The engineering scholarships at UIUC almost always go to minorities or women. If you are hoping to win one as a white male, good luck.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Cutting edge technology, ranging from the front of the biomedical sector to the agricultural sector, and especially the engineering sector is unbelievable.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather there is usually warmer than in Northern Illinois and sunnier! In the winter is doesn't get as bad but there are snow storms that can make it difficult to get around campus, but then you can just use the bus.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Illinois has great opportunities for finding internships, with many job fairs going on during the school year. It is also easy to get involved in clubs and to get involved with research. Professors are always available to talk to and love talking about their research and what they do. At Illinois I am never bored and have no excuses to not be participating in something that will benefit my future.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not receive nearly as much financial aid as I would have liked. It is very hard to compete for scholarships at such a big and prestigious school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is always exciting and fun. Most of the dorms are very nice and comfortable. They are expensive, like most dorms, and apartments are usually cheaper.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is not much visible drug usage, though it depends on who you hang out with. Drinking is the most popular activity.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The need for a car is not that great. There are buses that can take you pretty much anywhere you would need to go.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Sometimes there is some crime, which makes me uneasy

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty average except for the new ones. The older ones are well kept and clean and a good experience depends on becoming friends with your floor mates. The new dorms are very very nice though

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is something for everyone on campus. Its very easy to find a club that you enjoy (frisbee, ches, etc). Athletically the arc and crce are amazing and they also have other sports and clubs and such. As far as going out there are fraternity parties all the time and the bars are 19 to enter. Nightlife is always great, even without drinking.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: For the few times I had my car on campus I either couldnt find parking or I got a ticket. Its expensive as well if you stay consistently

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Most of the buildings and facilities are amazing and the really old buildings are renovated. I love being on most places on campus except the south end has a few older and not as appealing buildings. All the quads are very nice and the new dorms are amazing.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a large amount of diversity but it seems forced almost. I am an African American so dont take this wrong but there are a lot of black people that dont deserve to be in a world class university. I know they are trying to be diverse but not at the expense of quality of students.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Honestly, it doesn't seem that strict here. If anything, it is not strict enough. There are dorms on campus known for partying - you don't have to be discreet about it. The University is, however, really big on their strict anti-plagiarism policy, which is fine except that it applies even in cases of completely unintentional plagiarism, which seems a bit harsh. I have not known anybody to have to deal with this, though.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are all kinds of people here - frat boys, sorority girls, pretty intellectuals, hippies, country boys, athletes, hipsters. Lots of attractive people on campus. The dating scene for LGBQ students here is not amazing, but it's not awful; there seem to be a good number of non-heterosexual people so it is not too bad. There are people from all around the world here.

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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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