The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a flagship university boasting the highest level of research activity by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education. U of I Urbana-Champaign is a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution with a campus library system ranked second largest in the country. This institution houses one of the most extensive Greek systems in the nation, as well as a campus known for its landscape, architecture, and distinctive landmarks.
Great friendly campus in the middle of cornfield, USA. Classes are theoretical and challenging in the engineering dept. However, it's easy to take a variety of other classes (art, history, dance, etc), regardless of your major.
Alleycats from Urbana, IL
I transferred to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from a community college in Chicago. Let me tell you, it was definitely a tough transition academically because UIUC demands the best of it's students and does not accept anything less. I have learned that I can expand my knowledge, time, and research and that you are the only one that can limit yourself.