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Reviews 3933 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has opened me up to a variety of career possibilities that I had previously not considered or even known about. The classes are challenging, but not to hinder my grades. They are challenging to make me intelligent and well qualified for my graduate program and career.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lots of crimes are committed and we all get emails about them.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My professors so far seem to care about their students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are lots of opportunities for everyone.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It could be more spacious, but it isn't bad.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't like it and I am not a part of it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are great, but some of the teams stink.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It was rough at first, but now I am getting along fine.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I really don't ever feel unsafe while on campus but I always feel more safe when in a large group.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the courses I've taken have been gen eds and they've been pretty good so far. I've taken about 3 classes in my major and they've been pretty good, and much more difficult than I originally thought, but they're all great and interesting.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from UIUC means a lot actually. Especially in my major, UIUC has a highly ranked program for Speech and Hearing Sciences.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I live in Scott, and I'm not exact really nice. Everything is just kinda old and needs replaced. Every other dorm seems really nice compared to Scott.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not a huge fan of Greek life. I am a member of a service fraternity, and the usually 'rowdy' Greek life puts us in a bad light.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our teams are usually pretty bad, but ARC and CRCE are incredible. They are top-of-the-line so that non-athletes are just as healthy as some of the athletes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had really great classes and the extracurriculars have taught me more about my self than honestly anything else. I've learned so much about what type of leader I am, and what type of student I am.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: There are lots of resources for health and safety on campus which is great. However, I have heard some horror stories about our health center. There is a clinic on Green Street though so that's a good option.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The courses were much more difficult than I had anticipated when I got to school but once I got the hang of it, things were great. I love my classes for my major and all of the professors. I think that some of the general education courses get boring and the quality of the professor decreases a little bit. But, to be fair, some of those classes have 750 students so I can imagine teaching those courses is difficult.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: University of Illinois is recognized as one of the best universities in the country and future employers know that. I have internship opportunities already and I'm a second semester freshman. I think that's impressive. On the other hand, students DO need to put good skills out there for future employers and look for jobs. They aren't going to be handed to you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I love being Greek. I think all of the chapters do amazing philanthropy work and maintain impressive GPAs. Obviously, the parties are a huge part of Greek Life but the bond I share with my sisters is unlike anything else. I do think Greek students get shed in a bad light, but we know that we aren't snobby or cliquey. I also think the rush process is brutal but it all worked out in the end (for most of us) so it was worth it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We are not known for our athletics but we also aren't the worst in the country. Our baseball team is really good! The ARC and CRCE are great places to go and work out and I love the classes they offer.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school. The education is worth the money, the classes are generally challenging. I have immense access to resources and extracurriculars. There are so many opportunities that the university gives me. I couldn't imagine a better school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far professors have been very kind and accommodating

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Meh, for engineers it's probably great and easy to find internships/scholarships, for art students it's hell

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live at Presby hall which is private certified thus the rooms are pretty much apartments. The people are awesome(though my roommate is a bit crazy) and it's pretty much a small community on a big campus, which is what I wanted.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Again don't really know/care about greek life on campus.


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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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