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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Swanlund Administration Building, 601 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820, U.S.A., United States
4.03 / 5 based on 378 reviews.

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Accreditations
82% of students recommend
378 reviews
Housing
3.8/5
All experiences (378)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (144)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (138)
Languages
4.5/5
3 stars (90)
Expenses
3.6/5
2 stars (6)
Overall
4.4/5
1 star (0)
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sticky1, Austria

15 3-star reviews of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Review by Christof, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Management Science, Erasmus
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? apartment was a bit far from campus
Personal comments:
be careful concerning contracts!
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Soma, kind of European flair! Murphy's, Firehouse, Station...
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ACADEMIC    
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
none

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: Everyday knowledge (shopping, directions, etc.)
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Was very important to practice and use the language every day...
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
None
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Food more expensive, I don't travel a lot at home...
Food, Travel, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Be sure that there is enought money on your checking account!
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
the big distance between campus and chicago
In my opinion:
Stay home.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
don't close bars before 5 am!



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