University of Illinois Springfield
Springfield, IL, USA

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University of Illinois Springfield
3.75 Average Rating

Christina from Saint Charles, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
University of Illinois at Springfield is a student friendly campus. It is a safe campus with little crime, lots to do, academically rewarding and a nice place to live.
Tips for prospective students
Go to every event that you can and meet as many people as you can.
Academic Rigor
Professors constantly challenge your knowledge and push to new heights academically.
Dorm Life
Campus living is great. Lots to do, many people to interact with.
Food and Dining
The food emporium has restaurant quality food. Every year they have raised the prices on menu items since I have been here.
What to do for fun
I go to soccer, basketball, baseball and softball for fun. As well as the numerous free events on campus sponsored by the university.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The tradition on the campus is to run through the fountain.
Campus Safety
The campus is well lit, police patrolled and very safe.
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Destiny from Springfield, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
University of Illinois at Springfield is a smart school feel with educated teachers and students. There are wonderful majors here. The graduation rate is high and the students here are amazing.
Tips for prospective students
If you are trying to come to Springfield make sure you manage your time, be organized and prepared, and also make sure you show up to all of your classes.
Academic Rigor
Some academics here are hard
Dorm Life
Dorm Life is the best espically when you get along with your roommate.
Food and Dining
Springfield has the best food ever and if you get tired of it, you can always go off campus where there is actually some good restaurants.
What to do for fun
Go to the on-campus events and participate in activities.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Fountain is a nice hangout spot on campus.
Great for these types of students
For the students who want to make a lot of friends and like a smaller Campus, Springfield is the school for me.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and activities here. If there is no club or activity that is not here people will create it. Also dodge ball is every Tuesday and Thursday.
Greek Life
No Greek Life
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Claude from Chicago, IL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
UIS is one of the greatest colleges I've ever known. The academic resources are amazing. The overall campus life here is just outstanding.
Tips for prospective students
1. Don't procrastinate.
2. Know your priorities.
3. Be responsible at all times.
Academic Rigor
The classes are great at UIS. They provide great opportunites for experience and networking. It's very easy to create great professional relationships with the professors.

Dorm Life
The dorm life is great. There are nice dorm rooms, loungues, and bathrooms. There are even great study areas in the dorm buildings.
Food and Dining
UIS has some great areas to get food, such as the Food Emporium, the Late Nite Grill, and Stars Loungue.
What to do for fun
Students usually go Stars Lounge to hang out, chill, study, and play video games and board games.
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Samantha from Palatine, IL

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
The professors are great! They are very accommodating and always willing to help. They are also very educated on the topics they teach making learning more interesting.
Am enjoying being here
The students here are all really nice. I live in the on-campus town homes and they are so nice! Living on campus is a great way to meet new friends, making everything so much more fun here. The campus throws so many different events that there is always something to do.
Bang for the buck
It is the cheapest of the University of Illinois campuses, and yet you still get the U of I education.
Tips for prospective students
I would look into multiple schools and start in high school. People tend to wait when looking at schools and that can cause a rushed decision that you may regret. So, really investigate everything about the campus and choose a school based upon which can really fulfill your needs and/or wants. Also, if you end up choosing UIS, or any campus for that matter, I would recommend getting involved on campus in either sports or organizations. It makes things more fun and it's a great way to meet people.
Great for these types of students
I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to attend a smaller school, but still get a great education. The other University of Illinois campuses are much bigger, and here in Springfield you get much more one on one time since there are not as many people in classes. So, it is a really good school for those who may need a little more attention and who like learning in a smaller classroom environment.
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Omar from Aurora, IL

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
The University of Illinois at Springfield is a great school. It is located in the rural section of Illinois. It has a very friendly environment and it's a great place to learn.
Tips for prospective students
In this university it is very easy to fit in, everyone is friendly and welcoming. It makes you feel like you fit in as soon as you get here.
Academic Rigor
Professors are very helpful and there is also tutoring services for students that need help with any of there class subjects.
Dorm Life
The dorm life is great! Everyone is friendly and it gives you the sense of a family.
Food and Dining
Food on campus is good, there is three main places to get food on campus and they have different operating times.
What to do for fun
There is so much to do for fun on campus, intramural sports runs all year long. Also there is different clubs and organizations that anyone can join.
Bang for the buck
Tuition for this university is pretty cheap and you get help from the professors one on one if needed.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Saturday nights everyone is invited to Salsa night located in a restaurant just outside of campus, the DJ is a current student in the university, the best part of this is that it's free!
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs on campus, depending on what you like to do you will find something you are interested in. I am a member of the Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), I am also a dancer in Global Rhythm, I am in the Biology club, and I also play in the Dodge ball club.
Greek Life
Greek life is pretty new on this campus, We currently have three fraternities and two sororities but we are trying to bring more on campus.
Campus Safety
Campus police are working 24/7 they drive around campus checking parking lots and they patrol on foot to check common areas as well. You feel secure to walk around at midnight here.
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Cory from Petersburg, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The facilities for learning are perfect for me. The library is awesome, and the honors program has an excellent tutoring program.
Will enjoy being here
Everything about the UIS campus, and atmosphere feels right to me.
Bang for the buck
I am still a little worried about paying for college, but that would be the same for every college. As far as price goes, it really isn't that bad at all.
Tips for prospective students
Watch deadlines, and put your best foot forward.
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Heather from Bloomington, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
the teachers are here and are amazing and are always there to help.
Bang for the buck
its the cheapest U of I degree
Tips for prospective students
research all schools and make sure to visit and compare prices.
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Michael from Shelbyville, IL

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
UIS is a small campus in central Illinois which gives it it's warm and welcoming atmosphere with professors that are willing to help. This newer campus was constructed with accessibility and safety in mind combining the use of user friendly technology/warning systems and underground walkways connecting the main buildings on campus which double as storm shelters. Even though it is considered the smaller campus of the U of I system, it is always looking to expand and improve course offerings and I am glad I chose UIS.
Bang for the buck
You get your tuition paid for if you have good ACT scores.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved with student activities
Keep in touch with professors
Check out the numerous university scholarships
Food and Dining
Food is OK but there is a WalMart pretty close together with some restaurants and the bus services comes right to the school.
Dorm Life
Usual dorm life, has it's good times and bad. You will probably get to like coffee!
What to do for fun
The school is on the outskirts of Springfield so not much right near campus so join student groups or make your own! There's plenty to do in Springfield if you or a friend has a car or you can take the bus.
Academic Rigor
If you go to class and do the work you should have no problem.
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Samia from Springfield, IL

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Small class size and small campus. An easy walk from one side of campus to another. Get involved right away during welcome week. If you manage your time and your classes then you will be fine.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus! You can set up individual tours during the week or come to a Saturday Preview Day.
Academic Rigor
Professors are willing to meet with you before or after class. Go to their office hours-they love that plus it may boost up your grade. I learned a lot and took challenging courses.
Dorm Life
Have to live in the dorms for two years unless you are from the area and will be commuting. The plus was that there are no community bathrooms! Just have to share with 3 others. Room was very spacious plus cable & wifi in own room.
Food and Dining
Just like any other campus-the food gets old. Plenty of places to eat around Springfield.
What to do for fun
Go downtown Springfield or to the mall. Watch an athletic game too-free stuff is handed out during some games!
Bang for the buck
Cheaper and smaller U of I school. Professors know your name, no lecture halls! Same U of I diploma as sister campus.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
-Springfest-enough said.
-Picnic on the Quad--Plenty of free food.
-Running through the water fountain.
Clubs and Activities
Go to the Involvement Expo or the SOC office to get involved!
Greek Life
Still new but there are options.
Campus Safety
Never had a problem in 4 year.
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