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Tuition & Fees

$12,251

$24,874

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,883
Declined + 1,994
Total Received 10,877
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undergraduateRatios

54%

46%

male

female

1  :  15

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Elementery Education
  3. Health Care Management
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School Facts

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, founded in 1869, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 1,136-acre campus is located in Carbondale, IL, 100 miles from St. Louis, MO.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 17,989
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)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  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)
•  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

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Public

13,461

undergraduate students

4,528

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
30%
500-599
30%
400-499
24%
300-399
6%
200-299
2%
700-800
10%
600-699
28%
500-599
33%
400-499
23%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
27%
18-23
40%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
34%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
30-36
8%
24-29
31%
18-23
46%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
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Carbondale, IL

1,136-acre campus in Carbondale (population: 26,363), 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
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901-6899

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
20 fraternities 7% of male students
 
11 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
64%
Bottom 1/2
36%
Bottom 1/4
13%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
30%
500-599
30%
400-499
24%
300-399
6%
200-299
2%
700-800
10%
600-699
28%
500-599
33%
400-499
23%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
13%
24-29
27%
18-23
40%
12-17
19%
6-11
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
32%
18-23
34%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
30-36
8%
24-29
31%
18-23
46%
12-17
15%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
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)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,883
Declined + 1,994
Total Received 10,877

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Susan Ford
Acting Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
P: 618 536-4405
F: 618 453-4609
joinsiuc@siu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $28,917,009
State $16,860,814
Institutional $10,527,408
Other external $2,139,743
Total $58,444,974

Non-need-based

Federal $1,131,021
State $100,484
Institutional $4,556,272
Other external $5,914,658
Total $11,702,435

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
Art/Design
Automotive Technology
Aviation Flight Science
Aviation Management
Aviation Technologies
Behavior Analysis/Therapy
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Education
Biological Sciences/MEDPREP
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business/Administration
Chemistry
Cinema/Photography
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Communication Disorders/Sciences
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Communication Studies
Communications Studies
Community Health
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Counselor Education
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Crop/Soil/Environmental Management
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 Science/Homeland Security
Fire Service Management
Food/Nutrition
Foreign Languages/Literature
Forestry
Geography Environmental Resources
Geography/Environmental Resources
Geology
Health Care Management
Health Education
Higher Education
Historical Studies
History
History Education
Horticulture
Hospitality/Tourism
Hospitality/Tourism Administration
Human Nutrition/Dietetics
Industrial Technology
Information Systems Technology
Interior Design
Journalism
Kinesiology
Languages/Cultures/International Studies
Law
Laws
Legal Laws
Linguistics
Management
Marketing
Mass Communication/Media Arts
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mathematics/Science Education
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Energy Processes
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 Therapist Assistant
Physician Assistant
Physics
Physiology
Plant Biology
Plant/Soil/Agricultural Systems
Political Science
Professional Media/Media Management Studies
Psychology
Public Administration
Quality Engineering/Management
Quantitative Methods
Quantitative Methods
Radio/Television
Radiologic Sciences
Radiological Science
Recreation
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Administration/Services
Rehabilitation Counseling
Rehabilitation Services
Social Science
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education
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%

13,461
students

Female
46%
6,148

Male
54%
7,313

Graduate

25%

4,528
students

Female
48%
2,170

Male
52%
2,358

undergraduateFull-time

88%

11,873
students

Female
47%
5,466

Male
53%
6,407

undergraduatePart-time

12%

1,588
students

Female
43%
682

Male
57%
906

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
20%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
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

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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

98%

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
  • Other
  • 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 55
Countries most often represented China
Kuwait
Malaysia
Nigeria
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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