Campus Housing

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

Campus Housing: Rooms are small and living environment is cramped. Dorms are old.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Dining Halls have wide selection.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus is one of the best choices I have ever made.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Overall, campus housing is very good. It is easy to get to and from classes, convenient to meet new people, and everything is close by (dining halls, laundry, gym). the only downside is that a few of the campus housing is on the edge of campus

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on the housing you get assigned, you could be a little ways away from your classes. They also have private dorms, that are more spacious, but cost a little extra money.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 49th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 800th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1243rd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1351st
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Emily Thiersch
Hometown
Wilmette, Ill.
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Housing at college can be a nightmare. Luckily, the University offers many options for its students, which means that almost anyone can find a place to make them happy. Each dorm has its pros and cons, and several students have experienced the good and bad of each residence hall at some point. FAR and PAR are the only dorms that are close to the student parking lot. Lincoln Avenue and Busey-Evans Residence Halls are the women-only dorms, and students say they are also the cleanest and most aesthetically pleasing. The Six-Pack is a collection of six dorms beside one another. They are allegedly the wildest of the dorms, perhaps because they have so many freshmen, but they are great dorms to make friends in your first year. The drawbacks to campus housing are that some halls are too far from the Quad, have limited space, offer no parking, and very few have air-conditioning. However, they all offer dining halls (students say ISR is the best), laundry, and computer labs.

Private certified housing is another popular option among students, even though it may come at a slightly higher price. This housing has the best amenities and is an example of how U of I campus housing ranges from the bare basics to pretty darn nice, though many students say private dorms are much less social and diverse. Campus housing can shape your social and academic habits, so choose wisely, or make sure you're ready adjust to what you’re assigned to.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
16,018
Average Housing Costs
$3,864
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
50%
Number of Dormitories
24
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
1
Best Dorms
  • Allen Hall
  • Lincoln Avenue
  • Residence Halls
  • The Six-Pack (Garner, Weston, Snyder, Lundgren, Taft-Van Doren)
Worst Dorms
  • Florida Avenue Residence Hall (FAR)
  • Pennsylvania Residence Halls (PAR)
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV and dorm movie channel
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Free campus and local phone calls
  • Mirror
  • Storage drawer under bed
  • Window coverings
Also Available
  • Living/Learning communities
  • Non-visitation communities (no male visitors)
  • Private certified housing is also available and generally offers private or semi-private bathrooms.
  • Smoke-free living
  • Substance-free living
Available for Rent
MicroFridge
Did You Know?
  • Living/Learning communities give residents a chance to expand their horizons. There are five sections that seek to reach out to all types of students: Global Crossroads; Unit One; Weston Exploration; Women in Math, Science, and Engineering; and Leadership Experience through Academic Development and Service. Go online to www.housing.uiuc.edu/living/llc/index.asp to find out more.
  • All residence hall students have a dorm movie channel which plays three to four recent movies a day. The movies change about once a month.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Allen
Floors: 4 floors, plus ground floor
Number of Occupants: 650
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Double, triple, quad
Special Features: Ceramics studio, darkroom, classrooms, computer center
Armory House
Floors: 3 in the main area, 5 in the suites
Number of Occupants: 120
Bathrooms: Private, semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Single, double, deluxe double
Special Features: Private certified housing; weekly housekeeping service, secured accesses to entrances and parking, A/C, carpeted suites, large private baths, comfortable floor lounges
Bromley Hall
Floors: 13
Number of Occupants: 712
Bathrooms: Private, semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Private certified housing; housekeeping service, A/C, large heated indoor swimming pool, largest rooms on campus, central computer lab, two laundromats, baby grand piano
Brown House on Coler
Floors: 1
Number of Occupants: 4
Coed: No, men only
Special Features: Private certified housing; academic atmosphere, neat, near campus, residential community
Busey-Evans
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 400
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: double
Special Features: A/C, meeting spaces, classrooms, study areas, computer lab
Christian Campus House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 11
Coed: No, men only
Special Features: Private certified housing; free laundry, communal cooking, leadership events, interview mandatory
Europa House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 88
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Apartment-style, 2 doubles in each suite
Special Features: Private certified housing; parking garage, security entrance, swimming pool, fireplace, satellite reception, contemporary furniture, double the floor space of dorms, balcony off each room
Florida Avenue (FAR)
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 1241
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: single, double, triple
Special Features: A/C, close to student parking lot, exercise room, computer lab, library, two dining rooms
Gregory Drive
Floors: 5 four-story buildings
Number of Occupants: 1700
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes, except Barton (women only) and Lundgren (men only)
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Library, computer center, exercise room, music practice rooms, recreation fields nearby
Hendrick House
Floors: 10
Number of Occupants: 364
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: East double, west double, east single, west single
Special Features: Private certified housing; weekly housekeeping, strict quiet hours, exercise room, pool tables, off-street parking, individual Ethernet connections
Illini Tower
Floors: 15
Number of Occupants: 710
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: 2-bedroom, 4-person apartments, efficiencies, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments
Special Features: Private certified housing; weekly housekeeping, resident-controlled A/C, 24-hour quiet study lounge, cable TV, music room, game room, furnished kitchen and living room for each 4-person apartment
Illinois Avenue
Floors: 12 (women tower), 5 (men tower)
Number of Occupants: 1200
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Double, triple, large triple, corner triple
Special Features: A/C, darkroom, computer center, lounges, across from Krannert Center of Performing Arts, close to Quad
Koinonia Christian Cooperative
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 35
Coed: No, men only
Special Features: Private certified housing; Baptist affiliation
Lincoln Avenue
Floors: 4, plus basement
Number of Occupants: 460
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Single, double, corner double, triple
Special Features: Grand piano, music practice rooms, vending room, library, pool table, ping pong table, two dining halls, computer lab
McKinley Men's Residence Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 7
Coed: No, men only
Special Features: Private certified housing; self-governing, meals and housekeeping by residents, close to Quad, no alcohol and no smoking, sponsored by Presbyterian Ministry
Nabor House Fraternity
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 40
Coed: No, men only
Room Types: Single, double, triple
Special Features: Private certified housing; agricultural backgrounds and majors for all residents, high GPAs, intramural sports teams
Nevada House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 15
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: No, women only
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Private certified housing; self-governed, quiet residential area, available parking, washer/dryer, color TV
Newman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 288
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Special Features: Private certified housing; close to quad, bed linens, cable TV, ceiling fans, large desks, optional parking, computer lab, library, lounges
Newman House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 39
Bathrooms: Semi-private
Coed: No, women only
Room Types: Single or apartment-style
Special Features: Private certified housing; housekeeping, bed linens, carpeted, parking, close to Quad, laundry on site
Peabody Avenue (Six-Pack)
Floors: 5, 4 in Scott
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Double, large double, corner triple, triple
Special Features: Library, computer center, darkroom, game room, exercise room, music room, lounges
Pennsylvania Avenue (PAR)
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 1024
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Library, close to student parking lot, game room, exercise room, music room, lounges, darkroom, computer lab
Presby House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 30
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Private certified housing; self-governed, "Big Sister" program to help new students, high involvement in offices and community services, grand piano, laundry, kitchen access, computer lab, parking
Stratford House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 30
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Mostly freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Room Types: Double
Special Features: Private certified housing; home-style atmosphere, chores and meals done by residents, Christian affiliation, cable TV, washers, dryers, music room, close to campus
University YMCA
Floors: Third floor for residents
Number of Occupants: 12
Coed: No, men only
Special Features: Private certified housing; A/C, VCR/DVD, computer, across from Quad, free laundry, parking

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