Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus

From the School

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU), chartered in 1869, is a comprehensive, state-supported institution with nationally and internationally recognized instructional, research and service programs. SIU is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. SIU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors and specializations; three associate degree programs; 96 baccalaureate degree programs; 79 master’s degree programs; 34 doctoral programs; and professional degrees in law and medicine. SIU is a multicampus university that includes the Carbondale campus as well as the SIU School of Medicine at Springfield.

During the 2015 academic year, SIU’s enrollment was 17,292, which included 13,031 undergraduate students, 3,614 graduate students and 647 professional students. The average age of undergraduates is 22.8. International students account for 9 percent of SIU’s total enrollment. Of U.S. undergraduate students, 18.95 percent are African-American, 0.22 percent are American Indian/Alaskan, 1.7 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander, and 8.4 percent are Hispanic.

Students who are ready to start college but not ready to commit to a specific major can enroll in SIU’s Exploratory Student-Undeclared (EXPU) program. Advisers and career counselors help these students plan their education and careers.


From The School

Freshman applicants whose ACT composite score is at or above 23 (SAT score at or above 1070) and whose high school grade point average at or above 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are admitted to the university. Applicants also can be admitted with an ACT composite score at or above 18 (SAT score at or above 870) and a high school GPA at or above 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). All other applicants who meet the course subject pattern requirements will undergo a holistic review to determine potential admissibility. Admission of students who do not meet automatic admission requirements may be subject to conditions. Freshman applicants must meet course pattern requirements: four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of laboratory science, three years of social science and two years of electives. Transfer applicants must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, based on work attempted at all institutions and calculated by SIU grading policies. Transfer applicants must also be eligible to continue at the last institution attended. Some programs have higher admission requirements or require additional screening for admission. Undergraduates can apply online at

Admission is granted on a rolling basis. Application priority deadlines for freshmen and transfer students are May 1 for the summer term and fall semester, and Dec. 1 for the spring semester. The application fee is $40. For more information, prospective students should contact:

Undergraduate Admissions
Mail Code 4710
1263 Lincoln Drive
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618/536-4405


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

Learn about new SAT scores and college admission here
SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted


May 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Extracurricular Activities

Selectivity Rating


From The School

Academic Programs

SIU’s Continuing Education and Outreach auxiliary service provides nonacademic support services for SIU’s Carbondale campus. Its noncredit classes, workshops and conference, as well as its contractual services program, offers the university’s resources to a variety of groups and individuals both on and off campus. Continuing Education and Outreach provides specialized educational services to groups, organizations, governmental agencies and businesses on a cost-recovery basis. These services are provided regionally, nationally and internationally. Additional information can be found online at

Faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching and to their advancement of knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines and professions. Many faculty members are well-known nationally and internationally for their varied research contributions. The student-faculty ratio is 15:1. There are 1,229 full-time and 152 part-time instructional faculty members.

Majors and Degrees Offered

The university offers two Associate in Applied Science degree programs – aviation flight and physical therapist assistant studies – at the College of Applied Sciences and Arts.

The College of Applied Sciences and Arts offers bachelor’s degree programs in architectural studies; automotive technology; aviation management; aviation technologies; dental hygiene; electronic systems technologies; fashion design and merchandising; fire service management (off-campus only); health care management; information systems technologies; interior design; mortuary science and funeral service; radiologic sciences; and technical resource management.

The College of Agricultural Sciences offers bachelor’s degree programs in agribusiness economics; agricultural systems; animal science; crop, soil and environmental management; forestry; horticulture; hospitality and tourism administration; and human nutrition and dietetics.

The College of Business offers bachelor’s degree programs in accounting; business and administration; business economics; finance; management; and marketing.

The College of Education and Human Services offers bachelor’s degree programs in more than two dozen undergraduate programs, many in conjunction with other colleges on campus. The programs include (* denotes educator licensure required through the university’s Teacher Education Program): *agricultural education; *art education; behavior analysis and therapy; *biological science education; *business, marketing and computer education; health education community health; communication disorders and sciences; *early childhood; *elementary education; *English teacher education; exercise science; *family and consumer science education; *foreign languages; *health careers; *history teacher education; leisure services management; *math education; *physical education teacher education; outdoor recreation leadership and management; organizational training and development; rehabilitation services; *social science education; social work; *special education; sport administration; *technology education and automotive (capstone); and therapeutic recreation.

The College of Engineering offers bachelor’s degree programs in civil engineering; computer engineering; electrical engineering; engineering technology; industrial technology; mechanical engineering; and mining engineering.

The College of Liberal Arts offers bachelor’s degrees in Africana studies; anthropology; art; classics; communication studies; criminology and criminal justice; design; economics; English; foreign language and international trade; French; geography and environmental resources; German; history; linguistics; music; musical theater; paralegal studies; philosophy; political science; psychology; sociology; Spanish; theater; and university studies.

The College of Mass Communication and Media Arts offers bachelor’s degrees in cinema and photography; journalism; and radio, television and digital media.

The College of Science offers bachelor’s degree programs in biological sciences; chemistry and biochemistry; computer science; geology; mathematics; microbiology; physics; physiology; plant biology; zoology; and preprofessional programs and advisement in the following areas: chiropractic; dental; medical; nursing; occupational therapy; optometry; osteopathic medicine; pharmacy; physical therapy; physician assistant; podiatry; public health; and veterinary medicine.

In addition to the many majors offered at SIU, specializations are offered in all colleges in many areas.

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticultural Business Services, Other
  • Plant Sciences
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • German Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  • Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Systems Science and Theory

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Forestry, General

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Fire Services Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Music, General

Students Say

Education, business, agriculture, and aviation are among the many "strong" programs at "affordable" and "diverse" Southern Illinois University—Carbondale. "There is a great variety of classes, both in size and subject," explains a history major. "I have had class with 15 people and I have had class with 300 people." "Some professors rock while others suck," says a speech communication major. "Many are researchers who aren’t great teachers." Teaching assistants are also pervasive and "there are a lot of instructors whose primary language isn’t English." The language barriers in class are an unending source of frustration for students. On the other hand, many faculty members are "insightful and entertaining." They are "approachable" "and seem to have a genuine interest in their students." "My academic experience has been great, especially in my upper-level courses," beams a biology major. A recurrent complaint here concerns the campus infrastructure. "Roofs leak when it rains" and "many of the buildings need fixing up."


Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Bob Odenkirk
Actor, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad

Edson Lobato
Brazilian soil fertility scientist & Winner of the World Food Prize

Connie Price-Smith
Olympic Athlete & 2016 USA women's Olympic track head coach

Joan Higginbotham
Former NASA Astronaut & Space Shuttle Discovery crew; Dir. w/ Lowe’s Co.

Steve James
Film Maker, Dir of Hoop Dreams, Life Itself, & The New Americans PBS series

Larry O. Spencer
US Air Force Vice Chief of Staff-retired & Pres. USAF Assoc.,4 Star General

Walt Frazier
NY Nicks NBA great, All American, Naismith Hall of Fame, broadcaster

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Colleges that Create Futures


From The School

Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Tuition and fee charges for the 2014-15 academic year (fall and spring) for students enrolled in 15 or more semester hours were $12,251 for Illinois residents and $24,873.50 for out-of-state residents, including international students. Room and board totaled $9,996. (All costs are subject to change.) New freshman, transfer and graduate students from Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin qualify for a reduced tuition rate equal to the Illinois in-state rate. The cost of books and school supplies varies among programs. The average cost is $1,100 per academic year.

Financial Aid

More than $284 million in financial aid was distributed to 17,395 SIU students in fiscal year 2015 through federal, state and institutionally funded financial aid programs.

To apply for financial aid at SIU, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications that are filed before April 1 receive priority consideration for campus-based aid. The FAFSA can be completed electronically at the U.S. Department of Education’s website ( When completing the FAFSA, students should list Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Federal School Code 001758) as a school of choice.

SIU has one of the largest student employment programs in the country, with about 4,000 students employed each year in a wide variety of job classifications.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


From The School

SIU intercollegiate sports teams compete at the NCAA Division I level (football is Division I-FCS). Conference affiliations include the Missouri Valley Conference and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Intercollegiate sports teams include men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, diving, golf, swimming, tennis, and track and field; men’s baseball and football; and women’s softball and volleyball. The campus has various playing fields, several tennis courts, and a campus lake with a beach and boat dock. SIU’s Student Recreation Center offers an Olympic-size pool; indoor tracks; handball/racquetball and squash courts; a climbing wall; weight rooms; basketball, volleyball and tennis courts; outdoor equipment rental; an aerobic area; wallyball; martial arts; and dance and cardio studios.

The Student Center is one of the largest in the United States without a hotel. It holds a bookstore, several restaurants, a craft shop, facilities for bowling and billiards, headquarters for more than 400 student organizations and the student government office, four ballrooms and an auditorium.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



46% female
54% male
16% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Students Say

This "very friendly" campus is "very much self-segregated" ethnically but "the student population is very diverse." "You can find a little bit of everything here," says one student. "SIUC is not an elite school," explains a sophomore. "There are students of all ranges of the economic spectrum coming together and coexisting." There are "rich suburb people" from Chicago and St. Louis. There’s a strong contingent of urban kids, too. Many other students are nontraditional students, community college transfers, or "country folks" from "one-stoplight" Illinois towns. "There are students who excelled in high school and students who struggled." "There are many different styles—all the way from preppy to punk to gothic to hip-hop to pajama pants." There are "a few hippies." There are "also the super nerds." "Every group is basically covered." Politically, "SIU is pretty split between conservatives and liberals" but "nobody really rallies for any causes or anything."


From The School


Carbondale is a city of 26,000 located six hours south of Chicago, two hours southeast of St. Louis and three hours north of Nashville, Tennessee. Four large recreational lakes, two great rivers (the Mississippi and the Ohio) and the 270,000-acre Shawnee National Forest are within reach of the campus. The mid-South climate is ideal for year-round outdoor activities.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

In addition to the 2.9 million volumes, 3.6 million microfilms, and more than 53,000 current periodicals and serials available in Morris Library, students and faculty members have access to more than 200,000 e-books. More details are available online at

Students learn and practice in the Transportation Education Center based at the Southern Illinois Airport, outdoor laboratories, the student-run Daily Egyptian newspaper, WSIU-TV, WSIU-FM, art and natural history museums, a literary magazine, McLeod Theater, Memorial Hospital, a vivarium, plant biology greenhouses, University Farms and Touch of Nature Environmental Center.

All single students under the age of 21 not residing with their parents or legal guardians, and with fewer than 26 credit hours earned after high school, are required to live in university-owned and operated residence halls. SIU offers four on-campus residential areas for single students, each with a dining hall, post office and laundry facilities. Learning Resource Centers, available on both sides of campus, offer writing centers, computer labs and student lounges. University Housing Residence Hall Dining provides all-you-care-to-eat meals and late-night dining. Residence Hall Dining offers a variety of menus, vegetarian and light entrees, display cooking, and a full-time dietitian to help students with special dietary needs. Apartment housing is available for sophomore-, juniorand senior-level undergraduates, graduate students and students with families.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is committed to serving statewide, national and international needs. This commitment is reflected in SIU Extended Campus, which offers educational opportunities located off campus. SIU Extended Campus is present at 21 military installations and 18 non-military locations across 13 states, offering 13 online degree programs, nine off-campus programs and five military programs.

Off-campus credit programs are designed to meet the educational needs of adults wishing to pursue a degree but who are unable to travel to the Carbondale campus. Faculty members who teach off-campus courses travel to distant sites to teach SIU courses.

All credit courses offered through these programs carry full SIU academic credit and are taught by faculty members appointed by the academic departments of the university. Additional information can be found online at

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Students Say

Though parking can be "impossible," SIUC’s wooded campus comes complete with its own little lake and this place is "really pretty," especially in the fall. "Some amazing forest preserves and national parks" are also very close. "The outdoor life here in Southern Illinois is second to none." In addition to all the natural beauty, students can partake in a profound range of extracurricular activities. Everything from amateur radio to skydiving is available. The award-winning school newspaper is a popular rag. "Interesting" big-name speakers frequently drop in and give lectures. Frats exist but "you don’t have to go Greek to find a niche." Saluki athletics are all the rage and students are "really into school spirit." The recreational facilities are "excellent." Off-campus, Carbondale, while "smallish," is "a cool town" and "a fun place to be." "The local music scene is incredible" and you can get into bars once your I.D. says you are 19. Some students insist that the "party scene has calmed down" in recent years. "Southern isn’t as diehard as people would like to believe," they say. Others tell us that "bar crawls and wake-and-bakes" are commonplace. Whatever the case, "you can’t talk about SIUC without talking about the parties." "There are usually a few fun keggers a weekend."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Achieve Program

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Kathleen Plesko

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Requred for LD
For DSS, generally, staff will look for the following: 1) that verification of your condition should be made by a qualified treating professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, MSW, etc.); and 2) Your diagnosis and how it affects major life functions with or without treatment. We prefer information about the educational impact of your impairment and academic accommodation recommendations. Ask your treating professional to give us a report that includes: 1. DSM-IV Diagnosis (date of diagnosis and most recent contacts), including the results of assessments used to make the diagnosis. 2. Description of how the condition affects major life activities. 3. Recommendations for academic accommodations (special testing, notetakers, adapted texts, etc.). DSS staff will work with you individually to acquire your documentation and determine your eligibility. Documentation needs to be from within the three-year reevaluation period. For the Achieve Program, the applicant must submit previous psychoeducational testing, from the earliest to the most recent, regardless of its age. Diagnostic information should include measures of cognitive ability, academic ability, and other appropriate measures (language, processing, executive functioning, etc.).

Documentation Requred for ADHD
For DSS, generally, staff will look for the following: 1) that verification of your condition should be made by a qualified treating professional (psychiatrist, psychologist, MSW, etc.); and 2) Your diagnosis and how it affects major life functions with or without treatment. We prefer information about the educational impact of your impairment and academic accommodation recommendations. Ask your treating professional to give us a report that includes: 1. DSM-IV Diagnosis (date of diagnosis and most recent contacts), including the results of assessments used to make the diagnosis. 2. Description of how the condition affects major life activities. 3. Recommendations for academic accommodations (special testing, notetakers, adapted texts, etc.). DSS staff will work with you individually to acquire your documentation and determine your eligibility. Documentation needs to be from within the three-year reevaluation period. For the Achieve Program, documentation can include diagnostic statements from psychologists, psychiatrists, and/or medical doctors with background and experience diagnosing ADD. For Achieve, documentation should also include measures of cognitive ability as well.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

5% join a fraternity
4% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Salukis)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Salukis)
11 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus


SIU Carbondale is certainly inclusive when it comes to going green. Supported by the student body, the sustainability initiatives of the campus include everything from composting to sustainable theater productions. Signatories of both the Talloires Declaration and the Illinois Sustainable Universities Compact, SIU Carbondale has also completed their first STARS assessment with a Silver ranking, and earned all possible points for Diversity and Affordability. SIU Carbondale boasts not only a vermicomposting facility, but also an aerated static pile (ASP) compost facility that allows for even greater recycling of food and landscape scrap on campus to be turned into valuable compost. Its new Transportation Education Center (TEC) is LEED Silver. Students’ creativity and ambition is leveraged through their encouraged applications for campus sustainability projects, funded by the Green Fee, a $10-per-semester student fee that goes toward projects which advance sustainability on campus. Since its beginning in fall 2009, the Sustainability Council has awarded almost $1.5 million to ninety-nine different projects. There are student representatives on Sustainability Council, a Going Green LLC (Living Learning Community) through University Housing, and a variety of organizations to also develop student leadership in sustainability. Academia is of course still a major component of an SIU education, and sustainability-related classes are offered in more than forty departments including agribusiness economics, forestry, geography, mechanical engineering, and media arts, just to name a few. With so many ways to get involved, SIU makes it easy to "become a Sustainable Saluki!"

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors


Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

Amber Rivers
Campus Visit Coordinator

SIU Undergraduate Admissions
Student Services
Carbondale, IL 62901



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Morris Library
Student Center
Recreation Center
Saluki Stadium and SIU Arena
Campus Lake

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Shawnee National Forest
Giant City State Park
University Mall
Farmer's Market

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F; Select Saturdays each Semester
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
AMTRAK; Enterprise; Hertz; ACE Taxi; Saluki Express (bus); Greyhound; Busdog; BART Transportation; Jet Taxi; Williamson County Airport; St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn; Comfort Inn & Suites; Hampton Inn; Best Western Saluki Inn; Quality Inn; Super 8; Motel 6; SIUC Touch of Nature; Econo Lodge; Royal Plaza Inn; Cabin By The Pond; Cabin On The Hill; Hudley House B&B; Barton House B&B; Kite Hill Vineyard B&B; Makanda Inn B&B; Oak Grove Cabin Rental; Southern Wynds Log Home/Cabins; Stone Creek Cabins; Tom Cat Hill Cabins; Train Inn B&B; Von Jakob B&B; Woodland Cabins

Rankings & Lists

From Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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