The Best & Worst

Location
Undergrads
31,118
Tuition (in-state)
$29,132 ($14,750)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    Meeting new people every day
  2. 2
    Staying up 'til 4 a.m. eating Gumby's with friends
  3. 3
    Just a short drive from home for most people
  4. 4
    Having the biggest library in the nation and the best art museum and theater in the region
  5. 5
    Taking a required class only to discover that you have found your career
  6. 6
    The sheer number of clubs and events on campus-there is always much more to do than can be done
  7. 7
    Unofficial St. Patrick's Day
  8. 8
    Green Street has nothing but bars
  9. 9
    Playing Frisbee or sunning on the Quad in the spring
  10. 10
    Coming in as a clueless teenager, and leaving as a prepared adult

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
94% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
84% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
94% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
59% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
53% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Highly Satisfied Students
77% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
61% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Vibrant Social Scene
72% of students surveyed agreed that there are lots of popular activities around campus every day.
Learn from the Best
92% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    Feeling like a number
  2. 2
    The dining halls
  3. 3
    Administrative hurdles and red tape
  4. 4
    Likelihood that discussions will be led by TAs
  5. 5
    Required classes that are useless
  6. 6
    Extreme weather: brutal winters, sweltering summers
  7. 7
    Location in central Illinois, with no vibrant urban scene nearby
  8. 8
    Eyesore buildings on and around Green Street
  9. 9
    Sweating on the way to class in the heat
  10. 10
    Having to graduate and grow up
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