University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Reviews

3.95 out of 5 stars
(55 Reviews)
  • Champaign (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,664
85% of 55 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 55 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
Bridget Finis - 3/21/2019
Degree: Developmental Psychology
Graduation Year: 2019
"UIUC has given me so much. Not only have I been trained and taught by the leading developmental researchers in the field, but I additionally have been given hands-on research experience throughout my undergraduate career. For 3 years, I have had the privilege to work in a research lab. In this position, I have gained insight into all that is required to make research plausible and done effectively. I was able to see all sides of research such as recruiting participants, data analysis, and running daily experiments. Attending the top research institution in the USA has given me opportunities I never imagined and have only furthered my interests in working in the psychology field."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Andrea Kim - 10/13/2018
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 1995
"I am sure that the University has changed much since I attended, but I loved the experience, the school and the town. I felt at home and valued the education I received there. I had excellent instructors and took classes that were interesting to me. I would highly recommend it, but it has since become increasingly expensive."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Donia Moustafa - 4/21/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014
"University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a prestigious school with professors that teach passionately and thoroughly. The school encourages a competitive nature from its students. Regardless of the program you choose, you will walk out a professional. The Community Health program in the College of Applied Health Sciences is academically rewarding, but not difficult. I recommend double majoring or following a pre-med, pre-law, pre-something track. The courses are demanding within the classroom, but you should not need to study much. The curriculum is valuable and will teach you to think critically. Like any other public health program, it is tough to find a career with just that bachelor's degree. Again, this affirms you should compliment the degree with something or have the intention to earn a PhD/ graduate degree. Professors in the College of Applied Health Sciences are eager to promote their students success. If you show the initiative, they will go out of their way to help you. I cannot stress this enough. Professors will help you find research, give you direct contacts to work with on campus, and will even personally help you figure out what you should make of your degree. There are career services and career fairs on campus. The job placement it provides primarily benefit those who are willing to stay on or near campus. I recommend utilizing the resources regardless in order to get an idea of how to land a stable job. There are online career resources for alumni, but it's not too helpful. On campus, in the undergraduate library, you can make an appointment with a career counselor. They will make you a roadmap as to what steps you should be taking, help you create a resume, and teach you how to make a cover letter. At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, students are provided innumerable resources. However, it is up to the students to discover them and utilize them for their worth. It is not the cheapest institution, and really the resources are one of the reasons why. Do not take being there for granted."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Donia Moustafa - 4/21/2018
Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2014
"University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a prestigious school with professors that teach passionately and thoroughly. The school encourages a competitive nature from its students. Regardless of the program you choose, you will walk out a professional. The Community Health program in the College of Applied Health Sciences is academically rewarding, but not difficult. I recommend double majoring or following a pre-med, pre-law, pre-something track. The courses are demanding within the classroom, but you should not need to study much. The curriculum is valuable and will teach you to think critically. Like any other public health program, it is tough to find a career with just that bachelor's degree. Again, this affirms you should compliment the degree with something or have the intention to earn a PhD/ graduate degree. Professors in the College of Applied Health Sciences are eager to promote their students success. If you show the initiative, they will go out of their way to help you. I cannot stress this enough. Professors will help you find research, give you direct contacts to work with on campus, and will even personally help you figure out what you should make of your degree. There are career services and career fairs on campus. The job placement it provides primarily benefit those who are willing to stay on or near campus. I recommend utilizing the resources regardless in order to get an idea of how to land a stable job. There are online career resources for alumni, but it's not too helpful. On campus, in the undergraduate library, you can make an appointment with a career counselor. They will make you a roadmap as to what steps you should be taking, help you create a resume, and teach you how to make a cover letter. At University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, students are provided innumerable resources. However, it is up to the students to discover them and utilize them for their worth. It is not the cheapest institution, and really the resources are one of the reasons why. Do not take being there for granted."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Evelyn Holy - 3/27/2018
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is truly the all encompassing college experience. Living away from home, it really gives a sense of adulthood between having to take care of yourself and balancing school work and a social life. It really mimics the adult life that comes afterwards. The classes and professors themselves were intelligent and helpful, (while there is always that one that isn't, overall my professors were grand) and the campus was amazing. The architecture and interwoven nature was beautiful. The campus life was fascinating as well. Imagine a town run by young adults. Everywhere you went, there weren't many adults. Sure, the owner of the Jimmy Johns was around, but if you went into the shop, or the bookstore, or the bar, everyone there is mostly your age. It was an interesting but unique feeling. I would recommend UIUC to anyone as long as you can bear the cold Illinois weather!"
3.5 out of 5 stars
Amanda Lee - 6/26/2017
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2011
"Overall, my time at U of I was a positive one, but as a student looking to start a career, you have to be willing to make your own path. Champaign-Urbana is the kind of undergrad experience for those who are willing to make the steps necessary for their future. Things are not provided straight for you, however, there are excellent resources at hand if you just ask. Strictly from a career standpoint, career counselors are plenty and can be very helpful, but it takes a lot of grit to continue following up and using these resources to make your future happen since there are so many students. It was a "diy" college experience and you have to be goal driven to make it out with a job waiting for you. Regarding the social aspect: there is a lot. From Greek life to club sports, if you seek it, you will find a group of people who have similar interests in a school of 20,000 people. The hardest part is finding those people you can grow with. You have to be willing to party just a bit (no, it's not obligatory but if you can't have fun, college is not as enjoyable.) Four years pass quickly and U of I is not the most comfortable choice for everyone. That being said, this is the perfect place to learn to step out of your comfort zone and make a strong leap into your career."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Morgan Casey - 4/29/2017
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2017
"The University of Illinois is a reputable, challenging university. As a student, I was pushed to my limit and I am grateful for that because it made me a stronger student. It has prepared me for the next step in my career, which will be to complete a mater's degree in Speech Language Pathology. I have been admitted to Marquette University and I have no doubt that my performance during my time at the University of Illinois is what got me accepted into the program. I look forward to what Marquette University has to offer me as a student and a young professional and I look forward to using my education to best treat my future patients of Speech Language Pathology."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Catherine Chittenden - 3/31/2017
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2013
"The University of Illinois is a great research based university. The classes were challenging, being taught by the smartest professors who are doing the leading research in their field. However my adviser was not helpful in helping me graduate as the most well rounded candidate and I had to take extra classes after graduating to become endorsed to teach another subject. Getting a B.S. degree in Kinesiology does not open many doors career wise, although the education on the subject matter was great. The social life at UofI was great. There really is something for everyone there. Just be careful walking on campus alone at night, and by that I mean do not walk alone at night. Students are constantly getting jumped on campus, but if you stay in numbers you have a good shot at remaining safe."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Jon Hatcher - 3/25/2017
Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2012
"This is top ranked program that lives up to their great reputation. Classes are engaging and help prepare you for a successful career upon graduation. The professors in the program are very engaging and provide the help necessary to succeed. Campus life is also very enjoyable."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Amber - 3/25/2017
Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2013
"The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is one of the best public universities in Illinois. It is really all encompassing and provides a well rounded experience for its' students. The courses are interesting and challenging, faculty and staff are invested in the school/students, and campus life is exciting with a variety of opportunities. It was an experience that I will never forget."
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