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Tuition

$13,193

$25,816

not including room and board

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,474
Declined + 7,061
Total Received 14,535
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undergraduateRatios

55%

45%

male

female

1  :  15

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Workforce Education/Development
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Health Care Management
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School Facts

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, founded in 1869, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,128-acre campus is located in Carbondale, IL, 100 miles from St. Louis, MO.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 18,847
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ABFSE (American Board of Funeral Service Education, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADA (American Dental Association)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Codes

SAT 1726
ACT 1144

Social Networks

Public

14,130

undergraduate students

4,717

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
42%
300-399
12%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
31%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
45%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
25%
18-23
39%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
51%
12-17
21%
6-11
0
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1,136-acre campus in Carbondale (population: 25,960), 100 miles from St. Louis; medical school branch campus in Springfield. Served by bus and train; major airport serves St. Louis; smaller airport serves Marion (20 miles).

Southern Illinois University — Carbondale
425 Clocktower Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901-6899

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
23%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
21 fraternities 4% of male students
 
9 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
9%
Top 1/4
30%
Top 1/2
61%
Bottom 1/2
39%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
10%
500-599
33%
400-499
42%
300-399
12%
700-800
3%
600-699
15%
500-599
42%
400-499
31%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
6%
24-29
22%
18-23
45%
12-17
26%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
25%
18-23
39%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
30-36
4%
24-29
24%
18-23
51%
12-17
21%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,474
Declined + 7,061
Total Received 14,535

Admissions Contact

Katharine Johnson Suski
Director
P: 618 536-4405
F: 618 453-4609
joinsiuc@siu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $29,561,434
State $19,582,213
Institutional $7,561,940
Other external $1,777,728
Total $58,483,315

Non-need-based

Federal $1,206,446
State $1,166,738
Institutional $2,415,992
Other external $4,258,692
Total $9,047,868

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
diving
football
golf
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Football Conference (Division I, Football Subdivision I), Missouri Valley Conference (Division I), Mid-American Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Salukis
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Administration of Justice
Advanced Energy/Fuels Management
Africana Studies
Agribusiness Economics
Agricultural Systems Technology
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Physics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History/Visual Culture
Automotive Technology
Aviation Flight Science
Aviation Management
Aviation Technologies
Behavior Analysis/Therapy
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Education
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Administration
Chemistry
Cinema/Photography
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Classics
Communication Disorders/Sciences
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Community Health
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Instruction/Secondary
Dental Hygiene
Design
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Educational Administration
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical/Computing Engineering
Electronic Systems Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering Science
Engineering Technology
English
Exercise Science
Fashion Design/Marketing
Finance
Fire Service Management
Food/Nutrition
Foreign Language/International Trade
Foreign Languages/Literature
Forestry
French
Geography Environmental Resources
Geography/Environmental Resources
Geology
German Studies
Glass
Health Care Management
Health Education
Higher Education
Historical Studies
History
History Education
Hospitality/Tourism
Hospitality/Tourism Administration
Human Nutrition/Dietetics
Industrial Technology
Information Systems Technology
Interior Design
International Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology
Law
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Management
Manufacturing Systems
Marketing
Mass Communication/Media Arts
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Science Education
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Dosimetry
Medicine
Microbiology
Mining Engineering
Molecular Biology Microbiology/Biochemistry
Molecular Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry
Molecular/Cellular/System Physiology
Molecular/Cellular/Systemic Physiology
Mortuary Science/Funeral Service
Music
Musical Theatre
Paralegal Studies
Pharmacology/Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physician Assistant
Physics
Physiology
Plant Biology
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Professional Media/Media Management Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Radio/Television
Radiological Science
Recreation
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Administration/Services
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Services
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Communication
Speech Communications
Sport Administration
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Technical Resource Management
Theatre
University Studies
Workforce Education/Development
Zoology
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Undergraduate

75%

14,130
students

Female
45%
6,295

Male
55%
7,835

Graduate

25%

4,717
students

Female
50%
2,345

Male
50%
2,372

undergraduateFull-time

87%

12,387
students

Female
45%
5,568

Male
55%
6,819

undergraduatePart-time

13%

1,743
students

Female
42%
727

Male
58%
1,016

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
22%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

99%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 51
Countries most often represented China
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Robert Phipps
International Admissions Officer
618 453-5774
intlinfo@siu.edu

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