10,987
Students
Financial aid thermometer
15,046
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
76
76%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Rural
Setting
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Overview

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a University institution located in Carbondale, IL, in a rural setting.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Registrar
1263 Lincoln Drive, MC 4701
Carbondale, IL  62901
United States
Contact Tamora Workman
Director of the Registrar's Office
Email: regstrar@siu.edu
Phone: 618-453-2963
Fax: 618-453-2915

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
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Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
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Hospitality Administration Related Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Electrical And Electronic Engineering Technologies Related Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders Checkmark
Dental Hygiene Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
Medical Radiologic Technology Checkmark
Physical Therapy Technology Checkmark
Physician Assistant Checkmark
Rehabilitation And Therapeutic Professions Related Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
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Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Funeral Service And Mortuary Science Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Airline Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,941
Applied
6,049
Accepted
10,987
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

4,375
Females Applied
3,309
Females Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,566
Males Applied
2,740
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.14
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 440 530
SAT Math 480 600
ACT Composite 20 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

9,638
In-state
9,638
Out-of-state
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Fees

5,066
Full-time student fees
10,622
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

15,046
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,101
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
18,982
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,693
Avg. Loan Aid
6,693
Avg. Grant Aid
7,904
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
61%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
10%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

10,987
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
17%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.87%
Black or African American 16.26%
White or Caucasian 65.09%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.28%
Asian 1.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 3.63%
Other 0.11%

Gender

Male (53.58%)
Female (46.42%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 22%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Cardboard Boat Regatta, International Festival and Heritage Celebration Months

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Inter-Greek Council, Undergraduate Student Government, Black Affairs Council, Residence Hall Association and Equestrian Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
well-lit pathways, night safety vans, student transit system

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No Division 1B Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

998
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 833
Part-time - 165
Male - 568
Female - 430