Illinois is a highly rated public university located in Champaign, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 32,540 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Illinois acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Research and Experimental Psychology, Economics, and Accounting. Graduating 85% of students, Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,200.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.262 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.286 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.285 responses
Most Popular Majors
Research and Experimental Psychology508 Graduates
Cellular Biology325 Graduates
Computer Hardware Engineering275 Graduates
Electrical Engineering259 Graduates
Computer Science255 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering221 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.371 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.413 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.182 responses
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Reviews
I will be an incoming freshman at this college. However, my dad, his siblings, and multiple friends of mine have attended this school so I visit quite a bit. I've been to parties with my friends, on strolls around the campus with my family, and on official college tours here. It's a great college town, and most people who I talk to who have come here say that there is always something to do, the academics are great and will land you a good job somewhere, and overall, they had a great college experience. I hope that I get accepted here so I can experience what it's really like to be a student!
UIUC is a great school with lots of options for everyone. There's always something new to do and see and the academics are nothing to complain about. I'm a physics major and some of our professors are simply fantastic! The only academic complaint I have is the intro math courses: unnecessarily competitive and disorganized. Other than that, I've never had a class I didn't enjoy. The physics department is particularly impressive, except for its distinct lack of coffee (it's time: get a cafe in/near Loomis already).
Overall, my experience at UIUC has been pleasant. Classes have been great and the campus is beautiful! The MTD bus system is actually better than I was expecting it to be, so that is super great if I am in a rush to class. There are also tons of RSO's and there's always some sort of event or activity going on both during the week and on the weekends. I do have to say that the social aspect was not always the best for me, as Greek Life plays a huge role in parties on campus, and I chose not to rush. It gets better though!