Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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Recent Reviews

Zachary
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The University of Illinois is a great place to go if you are serious about academics. The engineering program is one of a kin...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The University of Illinois is a great place to go if you are serious about academics. The engineering program is one of a kind and truly gives students something to learn about each day. The amount of student organizations on campus is also extensive so the opportunities to get involved are always there.

Anita
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My overall opinion of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign so far has been great. More specifically, I have been extrem...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign so far has been great. More specifically, I have been extremely impressed by the professors and my peers. The professors are genuinely passionate about teaching and always open to constructive criticism to help improve their classroom methods. My classmates were also immediately friendly and eager to network since the very first day, which made the transition into a new university much easier.

Hanna
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I think the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the perfect place for anyone looking for a huge college campus feel...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the perfect place for anyone looking for a huge college campus feel without sacrificing academics. There are several programs within the University rated within the top 20 in the country and all the faculty do their hardest to make sure you get a good college experience. Not only are the academics amazing, but there is a wide variety of Registered Student Organizations that all students can take advantage of. Whether you are a business major or an art major, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the perfect place to study.

Lydia
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This probably applies to all colleges, but your experience is what you make it, no more, no less. Fortunately, I made the bes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This probably applies to all colleges, but your experience is what you make it, no more, no less. Fortunately, I made the best of my time at UIUC. The people are lively and quirky, so there's never a dull moment on campus. The community is so diverse, yet so tight knit. Everyone knows "Unicycle Guy" and the one man who always wears shorts during a blizzard. Among 40,000 undergraduates, you wouldn't think little things like these would be so universal, but they are. Somehow amongst all of those people, everyone manages to share one collective experience. It's almost magical, and it's by far my favorite college experience, if you could call it that. Since Champaign-Urbana is built around the university, students are given everything they could ever want during their time on campus. Every restaurant delivers, and the delivery fees are always low. The restaurants that line Green Street are unique to Champaign, and the service is always great. During my last year in Champaign, I actually got a lot of food for free because many of the businesses are locally owned and I made friends with the store owners. I actually didn't realize just how spoiled we all were on campus until I left. I'm still not used to NOT having things handed to me on a silver platter. There's always something to do at UIUC. They have the largest Greek life in the nation, so you can rush almost any sorority or fraternity you want (or just attend their parties every weekend). The sports scene is massive. I never thought I'd see 21 year olds having to carry their parents home after hitting the bars on game day, but this is Illinois where everyone knows exactly who "Juggling Quad Guy" is, so anything is possible. As much as I loved hearing the football announcer's voice resonate through campus, I have to give it up for the smaller sports on campus. Gymnastics, golf, soccer, track and field, wrestling, volleyball, etc. are what brought home championships for UIUC, but they never got any recognition. They're super fun to watch, and they're FREE. All in all, the University of Illinois is a fantastic place to become an adult. I think people tend to forget that going to college is about more than getting an education. It's about joining a community of like minded people, and it's about being young while you're young. There's no better place to go out and be social than the world that UIUC has built for its students. It's specially curated for these tens of thousands of adults ages 18-30 to have a great time safely. That's not something you see everywhere. I'm truly blessed to have been able to be a part of that. So, if you're considering an education at UIUC, I say go for it. Become part of the magic. You won't regret it.

Jordan
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It's a beautiful campus with plenty of diversity and people of all races/religious beliefs/cultures. The campus is top-notch...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a beautiful campus with plenty of diversity and people of all races/religious beliefs/cultures. The campus is top-notch as far as academics goes and the professors are some of the best in the world. There are plenty of opportunities to receive help no matter the time or day!

DAVID
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I personally love my college, I've met so many new people and love how nice people can be there. There's always stuff going o...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally love my college, I've met so many new people and love how nice people can be there. There's always stuff going on at the quads and it's honestly non-stop action. On top of that, the academics are good and the people who go there know how to have a good time.

Leslie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think my school is great, but it is not the city life I imagined only because I chose to go to a great school over thinking...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think my school is great, but it is not the city life I imagined only because I chose to go to a great school over thinking about city life locations. We are located in the middle of fields of corn so going a couple miles out in bus or car is a struggle on weekends to do grocery shopping.

Amena
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the school is very diverse and everyone is very welcoming that you will feel like you fit in very easily. You are al...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the school is very diverse and everyone is very welcoming that you will feel like you fit in very easily. You are allowed to be yourself, and peer pressure isn’t much of an issue. Your choices are respected and opinions are valued. The teachers always encourage you to ask questions and go in for help, for they really try to make sure you understand what’s being covered. There are many ways to get involved, such as jobs, sports, and clubs. At UIUC, I feel like I’m at home.

Anthony
What is your overall opinion of this school?

UIUC is a very good university but there are some things that could be fixed. For example, when registering for classes that ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

UIUC is a very good university but there are some things that could be fixed. For example, when registering for classes that are part of your major's core curriculum, one of the class filled up and now I have to wait until next semester to register for it. They just need to do a better job of understanding how many students they have.

Bob
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the academics are why most students attend, but the atmosphere in which students are able to engage with each other ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the academics are why most students attend, but the atmosphere in which students are able to engage with each other regarding academics or personal aspirations, is why they stay. The community we have built, with help from our professors and faculty has changed the way we see academia, and has given us a look into what the founders envisioned when they said, we have the God given right to pursue happiness. I will forever be in debt to how this university affected my outlook in the world, both academically and personally.

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  • 33,932
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $17,184
  • Acceptance rate
  • 60%

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