University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Reviews

  • 239 Reviews
  • Champaign (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $31,664
88% of 239 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 239 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Morgan Casey
  • Reviewed: 4/29/2017
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
"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."
Catherine Chittenden
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"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."
Airiel Sadler
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (School of Social Work) offers an outreach program for non-traditional students. I appreciate it because I still have the ability to work full-time and complete my work at my leisure. My only difficulty is because it is a part-time program the school doesn't offer any scholarships and you are not eligible for work study. Other than finances, those that are over this program are very efficient and the professors provide excellent instruction."
Sarah Hayes
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: Library Technology
"As a graduate student of UIUC's Library and Information Science program, I love the curriculum and the professors, and I feel like this is a good place for students who are self-starters and want to create a basis for their future career while still in school. The campus is huge - this is a college town - but it is filled with very good facilities and interesting places to visit between classes, such as the Krannert Art Museum and the various libraries. It tends to run expensive, so please make sure you meet with a financial aid adviser on campus when considering enrollment. There are plenty of campus living options, from residential halls to apartments geared specifically for college students, so you won't have to worry about being far from class. Overall, you can't go wrong in Chambana, a small town with a lot going on. And for LIS students, UIUC is the top rated iSchool in the country for a reason!"
Jon Hatcher
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
"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."
Bibiana Schell
  • Reviewed: 3/25/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"University of Illinois is a great school ro go to. Greatly focused on research, which will prepare a student for grad school later on. There are also numerous tools for a student to succeed. The professors and TA's are very helpful and available, the advising team is very helpful and students also study together and help each other succeed. I feel privileged to have attended a great school like this."
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Tahje Cornelius
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
Bibiana Schell
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"My University has granted me the opportunity to emerge into this world in a set of different shoes. Bachelor''s degree is nowadays a must and U of I has provided me with the education I need to pursue my dream. I really liked how U of I provides you with all the tools to succeed. The advising team is great, helping you find all the resources. I did not feel alone, I felt connected. Students also work together in a great deal. The environment is very welcoming to students of all ethnic backgrounds."
Jessica Cirullo
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Chet McClure
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Meteorology
"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."
Roy Lee
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"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."
Sydney Sherman
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"This is a great program for those who are quantitative oriented in the field. The department is friendly and willing to work with all students. You will find that some profs are not the best in seminars, but they are still great one on one. The biggest drawback is no summer funding."
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Nutrition
"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."
Jason S.
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"Very good architecture program. Other colleges graduate students. UIUC graduates architects."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Very big university for opportunity to grow as a person, student, professional."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"Well-respected school with great curriculum and instructors. Only downside is location too far from downtown."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Top notch professors and industry leaders provide real world examples to guide students in their learning experience."