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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  • 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
Source: NCES

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4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: quality education, current technology, prepares the student for the workforce Cons: tuition cost
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Veterinary Science
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: quality new curriculum Cons: expensive tuition
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2016

What I love most about University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the quality of the online Master's degree. I'm enrolled in the Library and Information Sciences field and - despite taking all of my courses online - I believe the university does an amazing job at providing hands-on experience.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Excellent professors that conduct engaging and interesting online courses. The downside is never stepping foot on campus and feeling disconnected at times.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The best part of the Full-Time MBA program are the Networking opportunities and highly competitive faculty.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is a melting pot of lots of international students from all over the world. The school is accepting of all individuals and diversity. My program is intense in terms of workload and difficulty. Professors are both intellectually and culturally responsible for their work. Students, especially international students work very hard in school and in terms created a rather competitive environment. Cons: Economics program is more academic oriented. Thus the program may not even provide information on career building. The University of Illinois has several career centers related to specific schools. However, since college of liberal arts and science is so big, they only have a generic career center for the thousands of students in the college. For econ students, very few of them have an understanding about American job hunting skills because they are international students. Economics program should provide more social help on students, not only academic help. Second, Economics program should invite more visiting professors or researchers to talk in seminar. Therefore students who are interested in academia could find it a great opportunity.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

The faculty in the social work program are extremely knowledgable and helpful.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the interdisciplinary approach that I experienced here. As a program requirement, I had to take classes in Geology and Civil Engineering which significantly enhanced my thinking process. Very supportive faculty and staff
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a wealth of experience and resources to offer its students at any level or within any curriculum. As a student of sciences during my undergrad, I had a great opportunity to learn about a diverse range of topics and partake in activities with staff and students from all over the world. The graduate experience thus far has been even more eye-widening and has aided me significantly in pursuit of my career aspirations. I would like to take the knowledge gained from this institution and share UIUC's wealth with the ever growing international community. This time is irreplaceable and will forever mark the most influential time is the education phase of my growth, if not my development as a professional entirely.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Our department is excellent at student advocacy. My PhD program and advisor in particular are also excellent. The workload expected of my particular advisor is very high, however it is good training for the tribulations of academia. I received very valuable career advice and counseling. One of the biggest strengths of the department is it's strong ties with other interdisciplinary units on campus. You will receive a high-quality, diverse education here. At the graduate level, expect that your output will be high, and likely immediately publishable.
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