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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
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  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 7,150 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Illinois Carbondale acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Education, Accounting, and Manufacturing Engineering Technician. Graduating 48% of students, Southern Illinois Carbondale alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.

About

1263 LINCOLN DRIVE
CARBONDALE, IL 62901
About Southern Illinois Carbondale...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rankings

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SIUC Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
21-28
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
$16,299 / 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
$12,481 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 133 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 155 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 155 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
20
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
20
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    57%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,150 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,316
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 88 responses
  • Nice
    22%
  • Content
    19%
  • Busy
    18%
  • Quiet during the week, and a freak on the weekend
    14%
  • Free
    9%
  • Without care
    8%
  • Ignorant
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 168 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 203 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 101 responses
  • Good in some areas Bad in others
    28%
  • Students are first!
    17%
  • Put actual effort into it and you'll be fine
    15%
  • Rewarding
    10%
  • Laid Back
    9%
  • Fun and Exciting
    8%
  • Unique, do your work to pass
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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. 87 responses

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