University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 306 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 46,951 (33,932 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 24% part-time, 76% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,224 in-state; $31,811 out-of-state
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1.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2017

The basic science part of the veterinary curriculum is not really clinically relevent. There are a lot of extra things to memorize that will be forgotten in a few weeks. The clinical rotations part of the 2nd year is interesting and I have yet to decide if it is a good idea. It takes up a lot of time if you are used to not having to study much and skip class. Otherwise the faculty is very helpful. There are also a lot of foreign teachers with heavy accents that make it hard to understand them.
2.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The German program here is competitive for PhD students, rather than Master's students (since less people apply for this program). Although no financial aid is offered, there is other financial support, such as a teaching assistant ship or research assistantship. But this means juggling teaching German in a communicative way and homework, along with thesis or preparing for the thesis exams. It is quite a lot of work, meaning there is little time to have a social life, despite U of I being famous for being a party school. Overall, I really enjoy the program with a wonderful faculty, whom are all highly educated and very helpful. They will go above and beyond to help you understand the literature or to work with you for a presentation/essay.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Health)
Graduation Year: 2016

I really appreciate the flexibility of the program. The fact that it's online allows me to create my own schedule, and work at my own pace. The faculty have also been the most helpful with getting the students set up. An online program is very different for most of us, but the transition has been very simple and comforting.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent faculty, world-renowned research, brilliant students, great parties
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors have been great, graduate staff have been very helpful. Some of the nickel and dime charges are a headache. The program is on the expensive side. Some of the administrative tools are not easy to use.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Animal Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The Animal Sciences graduate program is simply outstanding. I have never met such a supportive and loving group of people. You feel like the group becomes part of your family. Faculty is always willing to help and they want to see you succeed. There are people from all over the world that attend. There is ample opportunities for networking with people all over the country and the world. I have learned more in my first year of graduate school than I ever did in my bachelors. The use of technology and hands on experience facilitate the best learning. There are also resources from the graduate college and university that make the program phenomenal. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be successful and make connections and memories that will last a lifetime.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
Graduation Year: 2016

The faculty and staff are very supportive. The classes can be tough and challenging but provide opportunities to collaborate with peers and to learn openly. There are aspects that seem unorganized and chaotic but overall the quality of the program is high.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

The University of Illinois is a wonderful and great place to expand ones intellectual curiosity. I have made a ton of friends and unforgettable memories. However, being from Indianapolis it would be nice if the university had a larger and more interesting city to live in.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2016

They have great live online courses with wonderful teachers. This allows me to work full time while completing my masters degree from anywhere in the world.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

Fantastic program. My professors have been extremely supportive, knowledgable, excellent curriculum, and career support.
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