This site uses cookies to help deliver services. By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more Got it!
EMLYON Business School
 
Grenoble EM
 
ESADE Business School
 
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
 
ESSCA
 

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)
travel as much as you can! i can recommend GRAND CANYON and NEW YORK! Read Review
moserbernhard, Austria

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign review by Bernhard

Review by Bernhard, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Economics, 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? cheap
Personal comments:
it was cool to live with americans.
This review is the opinion of an iAgora member, and not of iAgora itself
Was this review useful?   Yes · No

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:
murphys
This review is the opinion of an iAgora member, and not of iAgora itself
Was this review useful?   Yes · No

ACADEMIC       3.0 / 5
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:
international economics was cool



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

This review is the opinion of an iAgora member, and not of iAgora itself
Was this review useful?   Yes · No

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:
i practiced a lot, iam much better in english than before!
This review is the opinion of an iAgora member, and not of iAgora itself
Was this review useful?   Yes · No

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:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
i traveled a lot more than at home!
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall: was more expensive than at home.
Telephone, Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
no
This review is the opinion of an iAgora member, and not of iAgora itself
Was this review useful?   Yes · No

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
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 experience "student life", than go to champaign!



FINAL COMMENTS

travel as much as you can! i can recommend GRAND CANYON and NEW YORK!
This review is the opinion of an iAgora member, and not of iAgora itself
Was this review useful?   Yes · No



 
More ways to globalise your CV
Work - Internship in Athens
Translation/... - Athens
English speakers
Studies - Grenob... - Grenoble
222 reviews
82% say Good-Great
Languages - Kaplan I... - Dublin
1 reviews
100% recommend