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
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2012

It was a great experience. It had a well rounded curriculum. The campus is beautiful.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2008

Attending this school definitely helped me get my foot in the door for great jobs, but I really learned by doing on-the-job training.
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2009

This is a very good school, with a great library and great area studies resources
3.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2012

The program was fine. The campus was beautiful. I enjoyed my time at the university not just to study but also to relax and enjoy nice weather, good food and good company.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2009

It was a great experience that opened up a lot of doors for my career. However, it was also very expensive.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2007

It was the best education, rated at one of the top schools. I learned professionalism and how to work in many different fields of pharmacy
2.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2011

Quality engineering school, though there is less focus on students pursuing non-thesis degrees and little financial support for those individuals (no matter how well you did in undergrad).
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2009

The University of Illinois is a world class school for engineering. You will get a degree respected everywhere in engineering, and the campus is a great place to live.
3.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

The University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (School of Social Work) offers an outreach program for non-traditional students. I appreciate it because I still have the ability to work full-time and complete my work at my leisure. My only difficulty is because it is a part-time program the school doesn't offer any scholarships and you are not eligible for work study. Other than finances, those that are over this program are very efficient and the professors provide excellent instruction.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Library Technology
Graduation Year: 2018

As a graduate student of UIUC's Library and Information Science program, I love the curriculum and the professors, and I feel like this is a good place for students who are self-starters and want to create a basis for their future career while still in school. The campus is huge - this is a college town - but it is filled with very good facilities and interesting places to visit between classes, such as the Krannert Art Museum and the various libraries. It tends to run expensive, so please make sure you meet with a financial aid adviser on campus when considering enrollment. There are plenty of campus living options, from residential halls to apartments geared specifically for college students, so you won't have to worry about being far from class. Overall, you can't go wrong in Chambana, a small town with a lot going on. And for LIS students, UIUC is the top rated iSchool in the country for a reason!
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