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.
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.