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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,872 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 47 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Division I-AA Independents

  • Football

Missouri Valley Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $204,741)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $72,591)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 97 128 - -
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 13 16 - -
Football 104 - - -
Golf 9 9 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming and Diving 24 27 - -
Tennis 12 8 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 17.0%
Hispanic 4.8%
Non-resident alien 5.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.9%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 66.2%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 56
Liquor Law Violation 20
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 57
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ashaun from Carbondale, IL
  • 3
  • With SIU's lenient entry standards, some people are not focused on academic success, and take part in destructive habits. As long as you aren't involved, there shouldn't be many issues.…

  • Dec-04-2012 Read More
  • Sarah from Carbondale, IL
  • 3
  • I lived in University Hall for my first year, which is basically a melting pot for all different types of students... mostly whoever signed up for a dorm late. Regardless,…

  • Jun-07-2012 Read More
  • Niesha from Chicago, IL
  • 3
  • it's really not that bad. the elevators are either broken or takes to long. and if you don't mind sharing your bathroom with two other people (sweet style). then the…

  • Dec-20-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Theodore from Glenview, IL
  • Jul-02-2014 I am a current student here

    You get to have a meal plan rather that paying cash every day. Additionally, this upcoming year, the dining plan will be all you can eat at any time of the day from 8 I believe, to 11 at night! However, the variety of different foods gets a little limited. They have specials, but on special occasion.

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  • 3
  • Tara from Cheyenne, WY
  • Jun-08-2014 I am a past student here

    There are a lot of franchise restaurants in the area, but they are typically too expensive to afford for a college student.

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  • 4
  • selena
  • May-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The any time meal plan is coming which means you can eat whenever you want!! Food is alright.

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  • 4
  • Hart from Carbondale, IL
  • Mar-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Food and Dining has progressed greatly over the years with more healthy alternatives including vegan and gluten free options available for students. There are a number of lines and options open on a regular basis with the Dining Halls currently being open from 7am-11pm to accomadate for all students schedules.

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  • 2
  • RT Student
  • Feb-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food for the most part is crap. Some day's it's actually good, but that's every blue moon. After I eat the dining hall food it usually upsets my stomach and makes me feel sick for the most part.

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  • 3
  • Anthony from Carbondale, IL
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    The first three weeks of the school year are the best times for the dining halls. After this time they start recycling the menu. Every once in a while there will be a very good meal, but the typical meal is just average. The school has recently been trying to improve the dining halls by offering a late night menu and many new made-to-order options.

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  • 3
  • Hainesville, IL
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    The food here is not the best but not the worst. But there is plenty to choose from. There will also be times where certain food will be served in spirit for what is going on with either the campus or other occasions. A few examples are Homecoming and they even made special cupcakes for the Super Bowl! The only thing that is frustrating is the meal plans. you have to choose them and if you don't use your amount for the week then they don't roll over and basically you lost money. You can cash your meals in at the little stores in the dining hall but it's pretty much a rip-off. Also Trueblood dining hall is open later than Lentz dining hall and that's really disappointing.

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  • 2
  • David from Bardwell, KY
  • Jan-26-2014 I am a past student here

    Campus dining needs improvement, quantity is there, just not quality. Carbondale offers some food joints that are non-chain and very tasty.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • selena
  • May-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Gamma Phi Omega, for any Latinas interested!

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  • 0
  • Anthony from Carbondale, IL
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek life on campus is very small. There are several Fraternities and Sororities on campus but many are more like clubs or they are for certain majors. Greek life and the amount of people who join declined after Greek Row was disbanded and all the Greeks had to move to new houses. Greeks are still an important part of the campus and are involved in many activities on campus. I would recommend Greek life to incoming freshman, but if you don't join your college experience will be just as memorable.

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  • 0
  • Cee Cee from Carbondale, IL
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    There are only 3 Greek sororities offered at SIUC, but many more fraternities. I was in a Greek sorority for about a month. I would not recommend Greek life to anyone that has any independence whatsoever. Greek organizations are for people that like to follow other people and people that like to boss other people around to make themselves feel better. I did not believe the stereotype before college, but now I know it is true.

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  • 0
  • Marlo from Marion, IL
  • Oct-29-2013 I am a past student here

    Excellent! The Greek Life is always active and there is always something to do every weekend. Many organizations to join.

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  • 0
  • A Former Saluki
  • Jul-16-2013 I am a past student here

    Some of the greek organizations are pretty under the radar, some are the university's livelihood.

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  • 0
  • Myra from Carbondale, IL
  • May-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Depends on the Greek life and the individual but there are a wide variety of sororities and fraternities.

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