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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 2,267 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Missouri Valley Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Division I-AA Independents

  • Football

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
  • Aaron from Fresno, CA
  • 5
  • SIUC has LLCs (Living Learning Communities) where people of the same interest whether it be engineering, going green, sports, international students, women, LGBTQIA community and many other interests all live…

  • Nov-29-2014 Read More
  • Anthony from Carbondale, IL
  • 2
  • I live in the towers (Schneider Hall) which houses hundreds of students. In this environment it is often loud throughout the night and during days. The RA's do travel …

  • Feb-20-2014 Read More
  • Theodore from Glenview, IL
  • 4
  • The people you meet will be your friends for life because they'll most likely be kind and fun people. The space in your room is average compared to other universities.…

  • Jul-02-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Briana from Joliet, IL
  • Jan-02-2018 I am a current student here

    The dining halls are disgusting especially Trueblood. However, Lentz is one of the better dining halls on campus. We also have a student center which includes Starbucks, Sbarro, Subway, and a market place. Which are not too bad.

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  • 2
  • Darion from Chicago, IL
  • Mar-28-2017 I am a current student here

    the food is good for awhile at first and then it becomes repeatative and it seems nasty; however, the sandwich's are good i eat them everyday. most people say that Lents is better than True-blood dining hall.

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  • 4
  • Isaiah from Chicago, IL
  • Feb-23-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is alright it has specific themes some nights just you get tired of it but its good

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  • 5
  • Adedayo from Dolton, IL
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    There are different varieties of food places that you can eat from. There is subway, McDonald's, a place called don taco, a Chinese restaurant, and so much more but overall the dining hall isn't that bad over the time you might get tired of eating the same food which is why I'm glad there are a lot of food places around that you could go to.

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  • 4
  • Dolores from Carbondale, IL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Food on campus is great. There are many different options, from the dining halls to the different restaurants in the student center and around town.

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  • 4
  • Aaron from Fresno, CA
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    I love the food there because they try really hard to diversify the food. We have your typical American food (hamburgers and hot dogs), Asian food, Hispanic food and many others. They always have vegan and vegetarian options, a salad bar, sandwich bar and amazing desserts. Also, for holidays they set out special food that can only be served during the holidays. On top of that, most if not all of the food given to us is locally grown on the school's local farms by the Agriculture students, staff and department.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Briana from Joliet, IL
  • Jan-02-2018 I am a current student here

    Our Greek life is very involved on campus. There are a wide array of Greek organizations so go for it if it is your cup of tea.

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  • 0
  • Dolores from Carbondale, IL
  • Dec-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at SIUC is extremely involved. Being apart of a Greek organization is a great experience and make so many lasting friendships. I highly suggest people get involved in a Greek organization. It'll be one of the best decisions you ever make.

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  • 0
  • Aaron from Fresno, CA
  • Nov-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a huge thing on campus. There are 32 different fraternities and sororities on campus. A lot of people are afraid of hazing and it is actually unacceptable and if someone is hazed and let's the school know then the greek house will get banned and the term of banishment varies from occasion to occasion. All the greek life always host different shows and events for the students and public, and do different volunteer experiences to give back to the community.

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  • 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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