Tuition & Fees

$14,599

$14,599

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
25%
400-499
32%
300-399
11%
200-299
16%
600-699
26%
500-599
41%
400-499
16%
300-399
11%
200-299
6%
30-36
11%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
14%
30-36
5%
24-29
36%
18-23
37%
12-17
22%
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
53%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,051
Declined + 1,910
Total Received 7,961
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Public

10,987

undergraduate students

3,567

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Business/marketing
  3. Engineering Technologies
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Codes

SAT 1726
ACT 1144

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,554
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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  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)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Carbondale, IL

1,136-acre campus in Carbondale (population: 26,179), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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

 
24 fraternities 9% of male students
 
11 sororities 9% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
69%
Bottom 1/2
31%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
16%
500-599
25%
400-499
32%
300-399
11%
200-299
16%
600-699
26%
500-599
41%
400-499
16%
300-399
11%
200-299
6%
30-36
11%
24-29
29%
18-23
46%
12-17
14%
30-36
5%
24-29
36%
18-23
37%
12-17
22%
30-36
7%
24-29
33%
18-23
53%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,051
Declined + 1,910
Total Received 7,961

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Particular talent/ability

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Terri Harfst
Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 618 536-4405
F: 618 453-4609
admissions@siu.edu

Financial Aid

61%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,046

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $9,638
Room & board $10,622
Additional fees $4,961
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $26,321
Average Financial Aid - $15,046
Total with Avg. Aid $11,275
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 618 453-4334
F: 618 453-7305
fao@siu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Terri Harfst
Director of Financial Aid
terriw@siu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Aikido, Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Canoeing/kayaking, Climbing, Cycling, Disc Golf, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Fitness, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Kendo, Lacrosse, Paintball, Prorec Club, Racquetball, Rock Climbing, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Saluki Bassers, Saluki Striders, Shinkendo, Soccer, Softball, Swimming/diving, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track And Field, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Water Skiing, Weight Lifting, Wheelchair Basketball, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

James T. Bell (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Julie Partridge (women's)
Interim Associate Professor, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Ncaa Faculty Athletics Rep
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Mid-American Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference
Mascot
Salukis
School colors
maroon and white

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Education
  2. Business/marketing
  3. Engineering Technologies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

14,554

total students

83%

in-state

17%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

10,987
students

Female
46%
5,100

Male
54%
5,887

25%

3,567
students

Female
50%
1,769

Male
50%
1,798

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

9,455
students

Female
48%
4,455

Male
52%
5,000

14%

1,532
students

Female
43%
645

Male
57%
887

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

96%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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 Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
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

Michael Deponai
International Admissions Officer
618 453-7663
intlinfo@siu.edu

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