University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (33)
I had an amazing experience at UoF Champaign. While it was challenging I feel as though there were a number of resources to help you be successful, from career fairs to study hours. However, as a student you will determine your success after graduation. I would have liked more guidance and information on financial services and understanding student loans.
As someone who studied psychology with the intent of going on to graduate school, the UIUC psychology department served me very well. I believe that your school experience is whatever you make it. There are plenty of opportunities to network, explore academic and professional opportunities, and, essentially, become the sort of person you truly want to be; However, YOU have to make all of this happen. Be willing to put yourself out there, admit when you do not know something, meet new people and ditch the ones holding you back. This school has definitely helped strengthen not only my academic and professional abilities, but also my confidence as a leader and self-starter. I'm moving on this year to earn my graduate degree in Texas, and I know I wouldn't be so lucky to afford these future endeavors were it not for the experiences I've had and people I've met at the University of Illinois.
As I am in a veterinary curriculum currently, I look back onto my undergraduate studies to fully understand my comprehension level in comparison to my classmates. I gained admittance to this college without a Bachelor's degree, however, I was able to obtain a great education via mentorship and direction to plan a path that fits my goals most effectively. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I gained networks with employers, professionals, and colleagues that have been, and will continue to be, invaluable to my potential success in reaching my goals. Particularly, one of my goals is to become a trusted, reliable, and renowned veterinarian in the community I will serve. These networks I mention help to provide hands-on work experience in laboratories and on farms, academic development through study groups, and job opportunities from first- and second-hand references. My studies in this veterinary program have been greatly impacted by the value of the undergraduate education I received from the faculty and their standards for the education being provided. I feel that I have been well-prepared to pursue this career and have confidence that I will be able to succeed because of my work ethic put forth in this program.
My degree highly prepared me to perform medical research and eventually get accepted into medical school. I am grateful for the diversity on campus and the challenging courses. I wish my advisors had given me more insight to osteopathic medicine, as that is what I will be pursuing this fall.
The teachers and courses at the University of Illinois were great but my major did not help in securing my job. It was a pre-health major that only gave me the option to apply to graduate school right away. Luckily I work my way up from an entry level position after graduation.
Mostly a waste of time. Their crowned Engineering program is nothing but a piece of paper at the end of a long trail of convoluted course work. Yes, there are many outstanding engineers, but for the unsuspecting American, jumping hoops will get you picked up into companies that apply the same hopelessly inefficient industry practices that render your education useless.
The University of Illinois is an excellent school but to get the most out of it it requires you to be motivated and take advantage of the great and abundant opportunities that it provides. I always felt pretty safe physically and I felt safe voicing my opinions and asking questions in my classes as the faculty was very receptive of that. I felt that they worked to create and cultivate students like myself to think critically instead of taking things at face value. Particularly in my degree studying politics, it was important to challenge the ideas we were learning and I felt this as well received by the faculty at my university. Furthermore, there were ample opportunities provided by the university to get involved in student leadership, different activities like volunteering, sports clubs, cultural clubs and more. This types of things, rather than just attending class, really helped me develop as a human and contributor to my community rather than just acting as a student. I would highly recommend the University of Illinois to students.
The University of Illinois prepared me for all of my future endeavours in the best way they could. Graduating with a bachelors' in speech and hearing sciences gave me the credentials needed to continue my journey towards becoming a speech-language pathologist which you ultimately need a masters degree for. Between the beautiful clinic on campus and wonderful professors, I could not ask for a better undergraduate experience.
Looking back at my experiences at Urbana Champaign, I can truly say that I enjoyed it pretty well and that it was a great experience for me. The people that I met there were pretty friendly, but I have noticed that a vast majority of the students in recent years have been either from the Chicago metropolitan area or international students so there will be noticeable cliques that tend to form if you're a shy person like I was and didn't really feel up to talking to people. But a way to negate this is just to join any club or activity on campus early on to make friends and socialize. I've had some really amazing professors and then there were some that were just okay, but you'll find that to be the case in every university. As long as you choose your courses wisely, the workload although challenging, will be manageable.
UIUC has a wonderful campus. Despite being seemingly in the middle of nowhere, there is ample cultural diversity. As far as the university itself is concerned, it provides excellent student resources, from high tech research laboratories to mental health services.