Southern Illinois Carbondale is an above-average public university located in Carbondale, Illinois. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,554 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Illinois Carbondale acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, Industrial Production Technician, and Health Care Management. Graduating 44% of students, Southern Illinois Carbondale alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.133 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.147 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.147 responses
Most Popular Majors
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education286 Graduates
Industrial Production Technician153 Graduates
Health Care Management127 Graduates
Aviation Management and Operations125 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services87 Graduates
Automotive Engineering Technician83 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.160 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.195 responses
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Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Reviews
Hi, i am currently going into my junior year at southern illinois university carbondale and i can honestly say its been a journey. No one ever told me this, it was something i had to learn but college is not hard at all. If you want to succeed you have to put in the work yourself, yeah their maybe some shortcuts sometimes but college takes a lot of focus, and preparation. You got to tell yourself you want it bad enough and put in the effort to get it. No matter how many times you fall down always get up! failure should never be an option for anyone. Being here at SIUC i have learned a lot, and is still learning. Being in college, time management is very important when talking succeeding. If you don't manage your time well from school, RSO's, work , and etc you will be lost and stuck.
I have found SIU to be an amazing experience! I love being surrounded by nature and having tons of local wineries and breweries close by. The party seen at this school is pretty good and has a strong tradition here. My professors always go above and beyond for me whenever I have a question. Another aspect of SIU is that they offer special dietary services in their dining halls. A friend of mine had Celiac Disease freshman year and I was amazed to see how much they provided for her so that she could feel comfortable eating. She told me that they even have allergy kitchens on both sides of the dining halls! Overall, I loved my time here as a Saluki and would recommend this college to anyone and everyone!
So far, my experience at SIUC has been amazing! The professors are very professional, yet you can go to them with any question or comment, academic or not. The campus is gorgeous, built around Thompson Woods and Campus Lake. Everything is clean and enjoyable. I am a physics major, so I have not communicated with the other departments, but the physics department is close-knit and casual. You can research almost anything, but there is a focus on Material Science. One can easily get to know the faculty and the small student body of physics major and make lifelong friends and connections.