Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL

Southern Illinois University

Carbondale, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$15,104

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
470
75th
590
25th
460
75th
27
25th
19
75th
26
25th
17
75th
27
25th
20
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undergraduateRatios

54%

male

46%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,658
Declined 507
Total Received 6,165
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Public

9,523

undergraduate students

3,606

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 13,129
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational

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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: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
20%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
590
25th
470
75th
590
25th
460
75th
27
25th
19
75th
26
25th
17
75th
27
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
Application deadline (final deadline) first week of classes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,658
Declined 507
Total Received 6,165

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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

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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Financial Aid

78%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,779

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $9,638
Room $6,292
Board $4,330
Additional fees $5,466
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $26,826
Average Financial Aid - $11,779
Total with Avg. Aid $15,047

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Mid-American Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Teacher Education.
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence.
Animal Sciences, General.
Anthropology, General.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biology Teacher Education.
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.
Civil Engineering, Other.
Commercial and Advertising Art.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
Economics, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Fire Services Administration.
Food Science and Technology, Other.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Forest Sciences and Biology.
Forestry, General.
French Language and Literature.
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
Health Teacher Education.
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
Interior Design.
International/Globalization Studies.
Journalism, Other.
Journalism.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Management Science.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
Microbiology, General.
Mining and Mineral Engineering.
Molecular Biochemistry.
Molecular Physiology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Nutrition Sciences.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Pharmacology.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Therapy Assistant.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Physiology, General.
Plant Sciences, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Radio and Television.
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods.
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Soil Science and Agronomy, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Systems Science and Theory.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Zoology/Animal Biology.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Workforce Education
  2. Accounting
  3. Aviation Management

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • 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
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

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

13,129

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

73%

9,523
students

Female
46%
4,370

Male
54%
5,153

27%

3,606
students

Female
55%
1,966

Male
45%
1,640

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

7,721
students

Female
47%
3,603

Male
53%
4,118

19%

1,802
students

Female
43%
767

Male
57%
1,035

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Kuwait
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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