Southern Illinois University Carbondale is ...
NCAA Division I-FCS
Missouri Valley Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.138 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.138 responses
Most Popular Majors
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education325 Graduates
Aviation Management and Operations115 Graduates
Health Care Management110 Graduates
Industrial Production Technician103 Graduates
Automotive Engineering Technician101 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities80 Graduates
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication79 Graduates
Radiation Therapy78 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.151 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.186 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
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Southern Illinois University Carbondale Reviews
Review Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SIU is a pretty decent school overall. For academics, my professors were very helpful and had in depth understanding of what they were teaching. But it all depends on what major you are taking. I know firsthand that SIU has one of the best aviation programs in the country which made my time at the school totally worth it. If you are an outdoor kind of person, you will find SIU very pleasing. The Giant City state park is nearby which has wonderful hiking trails. SIU's Touch of Nature also organizes a lot of outdoor activities every semester (camping, hiking, canoeing etc.). There are also numerous lakes around to go fishing or canoeing. If you like to party, SIU is a sure bet! Carbondale has really good bars and clubs and there are always parties every weekend. In all, College experience comes down to what you make of it. The school certainly provides everything you would expect in a typical college environment.
I recently enrolled at SIU. I started the summer semester and was informed there was a change in my program, new core courses were required. The core courses went from 3 to 8! Also, after further investigation, my entire degree area had been done away with and no one even told me! Not a good first impression. They also have a ridiculous number of fees on top of their tuition. 14 fees in total on my bill this semester! Also, they used to be a huge party school and have gone extreme in the opposite direction in an attempt to fix that. You cannot have more than 2 unrelated people living in a house, and alchohol is not permitted at school events or sporting events.
SIU-C remains a soci-academic bulwark across adamant boundaries. It played and continues to help learners and alumni forge opportunity where adversity exists and catalyze change in the Greater Good's interest. My primacy principled experiences include baseball camp participation for over 5 years, unfettered recreational use of facilities; such as exercise paths at Campus Lake, its beach, the recreational center's fitness and study areas; in conjunction with academic functions toward furthering preparation for college as well as classroom performance upon entrance; e.g. University Honors programs. All in all, SIU-C has been and will continue to contribute its presence to battles and pleasures throughout the remainder of my life.