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: NCA 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

Student & Graduate Reviews

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.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I have really enjoyed my education at this school.
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.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2013

Great program and I am glad that I chose UIUC over all other schools.
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
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