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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.

Programmes
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)
Since itīs so close to Chicago, you have to drive there as often as possible; the quad is the center of attention and definitely letīs you meet tons of people; Read Review
geibs2003, Austria

24 5-star reviews of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Review by Andreas, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
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: Apartment/House
Why? it was fine for a student and close to campus
Personal comments:
in general itīs pretty expensive, but on the other hand, I never heard anybody complain about the housing; the apartments where in good condition
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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: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal comments:
2main; brothers on green street; KAMS; hanging out in the backyard and having BBQ
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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?
No, it wasn't.
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Personal comments:
I had so much contact to local students and teaching-staff, I spoke English for 6 months straight! It was a great experience and I got more fluent and definitely improved my business english.
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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:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Government assistance
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
housing is more expensive in general; I went out much more often than in Vienna; if you are abroad, travelling is a must to get to know the country;
Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
none
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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...
no; my university has a good preparation program which tells you everything you need to know
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



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:
I donīt have any. Itīs perfect;



FINAL COMMENTS

Since itīs so close to Chicago, you have to drive there as often as possible; the quad is the center of attention and definitely letīs you meet tons of people;
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