University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.09 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 307 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 4 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 9 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 45,842 (33,368 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 22% part-time, 78% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $18,041 in-state; $31,231 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: Very good faculty. Cons: Lack of room to study inside the department.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: - Accessible faculty - Supportive staff - Affordable living - Close to Chicago - Small class sizes Cons: - Limited focus areas in the department - Few classes offered per semester - Interdisciplinary research discouraged
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros are that I receive an excellent education from some of the top professionals in their field of study at a highly ranked institution however the biggest downside is the accesibility in scheduling for working adults as well as tuition costs.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014

Like all grad programs, you'll get different feedback from different students. My experiences have been generally positive, in good part due to having a great adviser. Others have not been so fortunate. Quality of instruction is generally pretty good, but the methods sequence tends to frustrate a lot of students. Workload is reasonable and professors are very good about letting students pursue their own research agenda. The C-U area is boring, but cheap (that's always the trade-off, isn't it?).
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2017

Political science at UIUC is nationally-ranked, and deservedly so.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

Jazz Studies Department: Pros: High standards of performance are required. Talent of peers is high. Expertise and experience of the Faculty is exceptional. Faculty is very accessible and not arrogant. Full range of courses in jazz performance, literature, compostion, and arranging are available. Many ensembles and performance opportunities. Exceptional performance and library facilities. Cons: Separation exists between jazz and classical divisions. Students do not cross easily between departments due to scheduling. A distinct disadvantage to those students looking for both jazz and classical experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel that it is a combination of the faculty, staff and my fellow peers that creates the appropriate foundation for an excellent education at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. The combined intelligence of my professors and the desire of myself and my peers creates the ultimate learning environment. A con of my graduate program is that the school is rather large, which can make it difficult to stand out from the rest of my peers. Also, the area that surrounds the campus is not optimal, nor is the crime right in the area.
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

Some of the classes are beneficial, it would be nice if there were more financial assistance opportunities.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent research and academic environment, good education quality, good advisor, rich course system, quiet campus, rich student diversity. I am satisfied with the overall graduate education quality here.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Competitive program that requires a lot of effort and will to complete. The result though is worth the try.
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