Southern Illinois University -- Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

Southern Illinois University -- Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$14,864

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
37%
500-599
41%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
50%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
30-36
15%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

46%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,569
Declined 1,808
Total Received 5,377
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Public

8,466

undergraduate students

3,229

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 11,695
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

1,136-acre campus in Carbondale (population: 25,899), 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).

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Metropolitan area: St. Louis
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Williamson County

Southern Illinois University — Carbondale
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL
62901-6899

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32.5%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Undergraduate Student Government
  • Greek Councils
  • International Student Council
  • Black Affairs Council
  • Dawg Pound

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • International Student Festival
  • Theta Xi Variety Show
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • well-lit pathways, night safety vans, student transit system and extensive video security camera system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
19%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
78%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
37%
500-599
41%
400-499
15%
300-399
0
700-800
6%
600-699
26%
500-599
50%
400-499
14%
300-399
2%
30-36
15%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.33

Moderately Selective

66%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,569
Declined 1,808
Total Received 5,377

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, climbing, cycling, disc golf, equestrian sports, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, kendo, lacrosse, rifle, rugby, sailing, saluki bassers, soccer, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, weight lifting

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, climbing, cycling, disc golf, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, gymnastics, kendo, rifle, rugby, saluki bassers, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, weight lifting

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Gymnastics, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Economics
Agriculture, General
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architecture
Art/Art Studies, General
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fire Services Administration
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forestry, General
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Microbiology, General
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Sciences, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radio and Television
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

11,695

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

72%

8,466
students

Female
46%
3,926

Male
53%
4,475

28%

3,229
students

Female
54%
1,737

Male
46%
1,491

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

7,107
students

Female
48%
3,374

Male
52%
3,733

16%

1,294
students

Female
43%
552

Male
57%
742

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 32%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
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

1,268

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

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
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