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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)
Travelling is one of the best aspects of the semester. Unfortunatly there is not too much time to do so. Read Review
babskimo, Austria

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

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Review by Barbara, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, 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 - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? I was absolutely satisfied with my appartment and my appartment mates!
Personal comments:
It is difficult to get housing for only one semester.
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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 both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Downtown Champaign is the place to go! Campustown is not bad, but there are too meny really young students and freshmen.
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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:
no



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:
no

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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: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
Speaking and Understanding Ehglish was no problem at all, as I have been learning the language for more than 10 years. Except for some black people rarely anyone spoke slang.
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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:
Government assistance
University grant
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
telephone: I was making calls through the internet which does not cost anything. going out in champaign is really cheap, especially the drinks are a lot cheaper than in Austria!
Travel, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food, Overall: was the same price as at home.
Nightlife, Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
no
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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...
Everyone told me that in Illinois it is really really cold in winter, but I did not expect that it would be that icy!
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



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:
If you want to get to know the Midwest-way-of-life - go there! If you want to get to know to a fancy, metropolitan city - go to another place. The US-Midwest is really really different. But definitely an experience.



FINAL COMMENTS

Travelling is one of the best aspects of the semester. Unfortunatly there is not too much time to do so.
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