Founded in 1869, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a public flagship university and one of the largest universities the SIU system. The school has been listed as a “Best Midwestern” by The Princeton Review. SIU is surrounded by two state parks, four lakes, and the Shawnee National Forest. The top fields of study among undergraduates are psychology, biological sciences, and criminal justice.
The physical functionality of the school has its ups and downs. Though there are some students here with non-academic goals, there are just as many dedicated, aspiring professionals. The teaching and administration, and the opportunities offered are all available for those passionate enough to find them.
Ashaun from Carbondale, IL
This school is great if you love nature and outdoors. There are a crazy amount of activities to do here if you know where to look. People are nice.