Southern Illinois Carbondale is a public university located in Carbondale, Illinois. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,455 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Southern Illinois Carbondale acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Education, Manufacturing Engineering Technician, and Healthcare Management. Graduating 40% of students, Southern Illinois Carbondale alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Missouri Valley Conference
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rankings
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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.151 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.151 responses
Most Popular Majors
Manufacturing Engineering Technician153 Graduates
Healthcare Management127 Graduates
Aviation Management and Operations125 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services87 Graduates
Automotive Engineering Technician83 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.164 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.199 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
Southern Illinois University Carbondale Reviews
Great university! As an aviation student, I could ask for a better place to be! the staff and faculty at the airport are absolutely phenomenal people and the facility for the university at the airport is state of the art! The planes used for flight training are kept in great condition and look great! Also, SIU has some great connections in the aviation industry with American and United Continental Airlines, so that unique internships and job opportunities can be yours for the taking if you wish. I would highly suggest joining some sort of aviation-related organization here as we have the lot to choose from. Dorm life is very fun, but a complaint would be that the rooms are quite small and there is not a whole lot of storage so beware! Overall I love coming down to Southern Illinois University Carbondale as it is a great place to be. GO DAWGS!
I love SIU! The area is amazing, ESPECIALLY if you love the outdoors. Tons of delicious restaurants and great art/punk scenes. Very diverse and full of interesting people. Enrollment is down, but it doesn't have an impact on the quality of my experience. It's a really great school--perfect size, pretty affordable, and a quality education.
Southern Illinois is a great school and the location is amazing! The dorm life is adequate from others I've seen and heard of. The town surrounding SIU is a perfect combination of relaxed enough for the locals, and exciting enough for the students. Not as many parties as when I was a freshman for sure, but the bar scene makes up for it. Plenty of affordable housing options around town. the downfalls are that, not all the teachers speak very good english, and i feel that the school cares more about getting the money, rather than helping the students. Overall the school is going to be what you make of it, but I'd give it a 3 star overall.