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; 95 baccalaureate degree programs; 80 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 2016 academic year, SIU’s enrollment was 15,987, which included 12,182 undergraduate students, 3,805 graduate students, and 622 professional students. The average age of undergraduates is 23. International students account for 8.5 percent of SIU’s total enrollment. Of U.S. undergraduate students, 17.18 percent are African-American, 0.19 percent are American Indian/Alaskan, 1.7 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander, and 8.8 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.
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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety
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: http://ope.ed.gov/security