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

4.6 out of 5 stars
Andrea - 3/23/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014
"The psychology program at U of I is pretty rigorous but well worth it. The professors are all fantastic and you can tell they genuinely care about what they're teaching, as well as their students. Many also offer opportunities for students to assist with research which is an amazing opportunity. The advisors are fantastic and there are plenty of networking/career guidance opportunities."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tahje Cornelius - 3/20/2017
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Jessica Cirullo - 3/18/2017
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Chet McClure - 3/16/2017
Degree: Meteorology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Roy Lee - 3/10/2017
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is renowned for their excellence in Engineering, and there is good reason for it. Most professors that teach engineering are heavily involved in ground-breaking research, but I think many (definitely not all) of the professors have a passion for teaching. I would say I had a very positive experience with the professors. They are reasonable in their expectations, but still push students to be excellent engineers. They are all very knowledgeable, and the University makes sure that they are available for students by requiring mandatory office hour times. I highly recommend for future students to utilize professor ranking sites such as this website to find teachers and professors that best fit their learning style. The university also has great funding for their education, and we learned a lot through new technology and laboratory equipment which, for myself as a visual and hands-on learner, was very beneficial."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Sydney Sherman - 2/16/2017
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013
"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."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Angela - 2/6/2017
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
1.4 out of 5 stars
Joey S. - 1/20/2017
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016
"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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Laura Haberer - 9/10/2016
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Mary - 8/1/2016
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
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