Champaign, IL
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
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Reviews 3186 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: They are very prominent on campus especially the black ones. They have many fundraisers and activites, the white ones only seem to be to focused on themselves and crazy parties.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Its great most of the time, just gets really humid when hot and really windy when its cold.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: There are parties nearly everywhere and anywhere. Everything is reasonably priced or free plus buses run till 6 on weekends.

3 College Junior

Parking: Permits are 600, tickets are 50, then 100 i think. You don't really need a car because the bus go through campus and to all the main places in Champaign.

4 College Senior

Academics: The accessibility to professors can be difficult sometimes, but the TAs are always there

4 College Senior

Academics: Our program is in the top 2 of the country, so it is humbling to be apart of such a prestigious school.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It has a very big, yet small feeling on campus once acquainted with it. After visiting some other schools during the academic year, I am certain I made the right choice.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus crime usually occurs by non-students; making it concerning to walk alone, especially females

4 College Senior

Majors: The process was easy for me. I applied and heard back within a few days after applying for an intercollegiate transfer

5 College Senior

Majors: My field has a great graduation and job placement rate after college.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Our nightlife on campus is very fun. Being 21 and over is a big plus at the bars, but kids can still get in at 19

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The policies are meant to keep student from being deviant

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking on campus is extremely expensive. Parking is just like rent, outrageous.

3 College Senior

Computers: Depending on what building the wireless access is in will determine how reliable it will be

4 College Senior

Facilities: The greek life on campus is one of the biggest on campus, but there are many other activities for others if that is not their scene

4 College Senior

Facilities: We have an abundance of resources available to our students, including a bowling alley in our Illini Union

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The diversity on campus is fantastic everywhere you look there is something/someone different

4 College Senior

Athletics: UIUC has great athletic facilities that all students have access to

3 College Freshman

Transportation: the buses are always busy and are used often so they are popular but are very helpful i had a bike on campus and that was super awesome but everything is walking distance that you would need so a car is only if you need to go somewhere off campus or far away

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4 College Freshman

Computers: engineers great free printing up to a certain amount of paper, network and speed are good when your in a wifi spot or if you are connected to the cable , but can sometimes be difficult depending on how many people are trying to use it and where you are trying to get connection at

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: so far school has been okay , fun , but nothing super special , i missed home more than i thought i would but living at u of i has definelty been a new great adventure

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: local chipotle mcdonalds taco bell noodles subway jimmy johns panera are always super popular there are also some local classics like dp dough calzones which are amazing!!

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: dorms with air conditioning are nice and i know that the school is working on building better newer facilities but the dorm life is fun and a good experience everyone is friendly , and bathrooms are kept clean

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: always busy always lots of people always exciting

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i haven't lived off campus but when hearing upper class man talk about living in an apartment they love it . they love the freedom and the space, the cost is good , safety may be the only thing i would worry about .


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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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