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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

Undergraduate Admissions, Mailcode 4710

Carbondale, IL 62901

United States

Phone: 618-536-4405

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 84
SAT:
% Submitting Score:6%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:450 - 590
     Math Middle 50%:470 - 620
ACT:
% Submitting Score:94%
     ACT Middle 50%:19 - 25
     Math Middle 50%:17 - 25
     English Middle 50%:19 - 26
Average High School GPA:2.86
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:11%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:8%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:11%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:13%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:26%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:22%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:9%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:11%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:31%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:61%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 11,573
Total applicants who are accepted: 9,176
Total of accepted students who enroll: 2,576
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Application Process
Application Fee: $40.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 05/01
Priority Application Date: 12/01
Notification Begins: 09/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Amount: $150.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Considered
Recommendation(s):Not Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Very important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Not Considered
Geographical Residence:Not Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:15
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Lab Science:3
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:2
Academic Units Recommended:
     Mathematics:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    84
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    450 - 590
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    470 - 620
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    19 - 25
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    17 - 25
  •      English Middle 50%:
    19 - 26
  • Average HS GPA:
    2.86
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    05/01
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