Location
Champaign, IL
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$28,664 ($14,522)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Bus systems are great once you get to know the routes

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Like most schools its there if you search it out. Drug-free opportunities are always available on campus if you choose to go that route. Depends on what you are looking for.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am extremely happy with my program. I wouldn’t do anything over again; both my program and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been of great assistance. It has been and continues to be an amazing journey. My career goal is to become a Physical Therapist and specialize in sports medicine. Physical therapy is a growing field, so I’m not stressing out on not finding a job but no one is guaranteed anything.

4 College Junior

Majors: I have yet to start my internship; I actually have mines this summer with a physical therapist. What I simply did was contact physical therapy companies stating my purpose with my personal information and a resume. One must be willing to network.

4 College Junior

Majors: I really enjoy the college of applied health sciences. The professors of this field are great to work with. They help with anything that is asked of them. It’s also pretty simple to participate in research and or getting an internship. I absolutely enjoy it because not only is it a great college for health professionals but you also get great understanding of Public Health as a whole. College in general isn’t easy, the work is a decent amount but if you stay on top of things, you’ll do great. All in all I enjoy it.

4 College Junior

Majors: The process of getting into my program wasn’t too hard. If interested, one must attend a mandatory meeting regarding the college of Applied Health Sciences. Once deciding on what major one is most interested then one must apply and submit an application. There is a GPA qualification one must meet in order to be accepted into the college of applied health sciences. I found that the most difficult part in this process was having a good essay.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am currently undecided about my major but career center here will be able to help me find my way to figure out what direction I want to go as far as majors and careers go.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The registration process is so easy! You literally can do it all by yourself without leaving your room because it can be done online. The workload at U of I is a typical college level workload. If you manage your time well, it can be handled. The professors at the U of I are very knowledgable in their field and are very passionate about what they are teaching which makes the learning experience very enjoyable.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: What I think is exceptional about U of I is our academic advisers. They are some of the most helpful advisers that truly take their time and effort to make sure that their students are comfortable with their learning experience. I talk to some of my friends thath attend other universities who dont feel comfortable talking to their advisers about anything because they say the advisers dont have time for them and they arent very helpful. I never have used those words about the advisers at U of I and I appreciate all they do for me as a student.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Students at U of I have access to everything they could possibly need and it's all on campus. There are two very accesible and well equipped gyms open to students every day of the week. There are also two libraries that have every possible book, DVD, etc that a student could need. And if they dont have something a student needs, they make sure they get it to the library from another one. Every U of I employee is helpful and very polite and make the experience at U of I that much more enjoyable.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have not encountered any drug related issues, and I thing that the University of Illinois handles the drug culture very well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's very convenient to live in University Housing

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's Illinois, so it snows, gets icy and windy. Classes can be really far. But when the weather is nice, many people enjoying being on the main quad.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The university dining facilities are better than other schools' I have visited. There's a wide variety of foods, many dining halls across campus, and some halls even have specialties, such as stir-fry at PAR and breakfast omelets at Ikenberry Commons.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Under-aged students are able to get into bars that allow those who are 19 or older. There are many options of bars, and there are many frat parties that take place over the weekends.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I would definitely say there are more pretty girls than hot boys, but there are definitely still a lot of attractive people in general. Most people are from the suburbs of Chicago, like to go out a lot, and many are involved in Greek life.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: We are a very diverse school here at UIUC; however, many people just tend to stick with others that are most like them and there is not much intermixing.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Since its very flat in the area it tends to get pretty windy sometimes in the winter, therefore it gets almost as cold as it would be in Chicago. Summers are the same as it would be in the Chicago Suburbs though!

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Overall public transportation in the area is pretty good but not great. The bus schedules are great but when you need a bus to go back home to the Chicago Area there isnt always convenient times available.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: So far my first semester has been very good. Crimes arent very common on campus but one should still be careful at night and refrain from walking alone.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many people from all different countries. However, i feel like people are divide into groups that they only associate with the people who are like themselves.

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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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