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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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  • 4 Year
  • CARBONDALE, IL

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade C

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Southern Illinois Carbondale is an above-average public university located in Carbondale, Illinois. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,754 undergraduate students. The Southern Illinois Carbondale acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Education, Aviation Management and Operations, and Accounting. Graduating 45% of students, Southern Illinois Carbondale alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.

About

LINCOLN DR
CARBONDALE, IL 62901
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

SIU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1160
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,976 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,301 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 142 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 174 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 174 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
15
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
15
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    54%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,754 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,393
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 107 responses
  • Nice
    22%
  • Content
    21%
  • Busy
    17%
  • Quiet during the week, and a freak on the weekend
    13%
  • Free
    7%
  • Without care
    7%
  • Ignorant
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 187 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 222 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 120 responses
  • Good in some areas Bad in others
    27%
  • Put actual effort into it and you'll be fine
    19%
  • Students are first!
    15%
  • Laid Back
    9%
  • Rewarding
    9%
  • Fun and Exciting
    8%
  • Unique, do your work to pass
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 88 responses

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