Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, IL, USA
3.73 Average Rating

Founded in 1869, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is a public flagship university and the oldest university in the SIU system. SIU is home to ten colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an Honors Program. For students who wish to learn in another culture, SIU offers numerous study abroad programs ranging in length from two weeks to a full school year. To provide a break from academia, SIU is surrounded by two state parks, four lakes, and the Shawnee National Forest.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
83%
Out of State Students
16%
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1032
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
12,817
Total Number of Undergrads
9,552
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
26%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,048
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$14,704
Out-of-State Tuition
$14,704
0
100
56%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
88%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,738
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
54%
46%
Student Organizations
331
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Saint Louis
Los Angeles
Washington
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
37%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
SIUC is a great school if you are looking for a school that has countless opportunities. I have only been here for a semester and I have gotten email after email from my respective college (Education and Human Services) about different opportunities that would interest me based on my interest of study. This school always has events going on so it is really easy to find your place here on campus.
Aaron from Fresno, CA
Southern Illinois University is a great school for students who are interested in a wide range of career fields. Even if you don't exactly know what you want to major in, the people at SIUC can help you find your way. This school provides everything you need to succeed.
Dolores from Carbondale, IL