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Reviews 3933 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Lots of options for transportation!! Use them! There are the local buses which run ever few minutes, safe rides late at night, and LEX and Illini buses to help you get closer to your parents place if you wish to go during weekends!

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: All college campuses have a risk of being safe. I had a friend who got robbed and punched late night on a weekday. There were many incidents of laptops being stolen from library. Another friend's place had a robbery. So, overall it is pretty unsafe but a huge part of it is how you keep yourself safe. Why not take the safe rides UIUC offers students who need to go home late at night? Why not lock your apartment doors? And, never leave your laptop unattended at a library! Either buy a lock, leave it with a friend, or take it with you. Luckily, I was safe on campus partly because I used these precautions.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: It went smoothly; I received enough financial aid from FAFSA to assist me with the tuition.

5 College Student

Diversity: U of I is very diverse in most ways, with a plethora of opinions, backgrounds, perspectives and ideas.

4 College Student

Administration: The campus is not very strict regarding nightlife but does make it's presence to ward off dangerous activity.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are many activities and events always going around the campus. You can always expect to find something going on .

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I wish I received more financial aid. It's a decent amount but tuition and room and board are expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The school campus itself is very beautiful. There are many nice, friendly people and a lot of activities and groups students can join.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are important at UIUC. The workload can be intense depending on your major.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are not a surplus of options available to students in terms of realtors. Many of the companies seem to take advantage of student renters, but it's still cheaper than living in the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Students have access to some of the highest technology here and it's available at the Library, classrooms, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I feel as if the only people who pay attention to Greek life are people that are Greek, non-Greeks stay to themselves or their crowd unless they are tight with people who are Greek.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The University does a great job in regards to maintaing peace and trying to decrease violence.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I plan on searching for new internships for this upcoming semester. I would like an internship dealing with business marketing and advertising.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign undecided between majors (international business and a science). After finding out that students in the division of general studies only get one chance to transfer into the college of business I was saddened, but there are so many others majors I got over it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a mixture of local and national restaurants around campus. There are some that are off campus, but there is a good amount on campus. Most of the restaurants deliver.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't have personal experience involving in any kind of athletics at my school, but I think it should be one of the tops.

2 College Senior

Parking: Finding parking in the champaingn part of campus is difficult. Getting parking spaces in lots or on the street are expensive, and apartment buildings aren't much better. However, if you know where to look you can have some free meter parking from 9pm-7 am. Urbana street parking on the other hand is incredibly reasonable.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: There are a lot of amenities on campus, and the school takes prides in it's buildings.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: you would think for a campus in the middle of no where the cuisine would represent that. However, with the global diversity of this campus off campus dining is really fantastic! there is such a large variety of foods you won't have enough time in your college career to try it all .

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: What I love about this university is the history it gives off. The building are old but beautiful, and each year the school has renovated building making them better and even more magnificent to admire. Our union is the best place to study and to nap, or even get a snack. I tend to go there and shoot pool with my friends too. The campus is so large there are many different aspects to enjoy.

4 College Senior

Athletics: We are a D1 school which means we have great athletics here on campus. Every year the university tries to build support and better departments. The athletic facilities are awe inspiring, however our football team is never the best of the best. We have been to a few bowls though. The crown jewel of sports for us is our basketball team, we typically have a great team and a fantastic student section.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: UIUC is a very vibrant campus. Many of the buildings have been renovated and the campus has many options for recreation. At UIUC there is something for everyone. There is a club for every interest and a place or setting for every personality. UIUC is also a liberal medium for individuality and expression. This school allows a student be who they are as long as it doesnt intefere with the rights or needs of other students or staff. UIUC has a campus community largely run by students. Students determine most of the campus events, activities and tradtions. There are also several athletic facilities, libraries, restaurants, cafes and lounges. UIUC is also a very physically attractive campus; beautified with statues, fountains, trees and flowers.

3 College Senior

Academics: I feel that uiuc in general should provide more student support in terms of opportunities for jobs and careers and in the area of financial aid for school. The college of ACES at uiuc provides high quality educational experience and requires a reasonable workload and a challenging academic envirornment. Moreover, most of the academic staff is very nurturing and helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are all of the usual restaurants around campus. There are some ma and pa shops that serve pretty good food and I think those are the best.


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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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