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Students who are ready to hit the ground running; to begin a research or creative project as early as their freshman year; who are willing to leave behind their comfort zones, to recognize opportunities and seize them; who are committed to community service, learning by doing and participating in a supportive academic environment. Alumni who remain connected to their university, who actively seek ways to help current students, who foster interns and externs and offer professional expertise. Faculty members who bring their creative and research experience into the classroom, who mentor students one on one and who expect the best from their students. That's Southern Illinois University Carbondale; that's what it means to be a Saluki.

SIU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors and specializations catering to passions in areas from the arts through the sciences, humanities, business, mass media, engineering, education, allied health, agriculture and more. Some programs are unique to the region, including the equine science bachelor's degree, Fermentation Science Institute and undergraduate microbiology major. If you aren't ready to commit to a major, SIU offers a mentoring program to help you find the best way to achieve your career and personal goals.

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Numbers are important in the college admissions process, but you are more than a number. Ultimately, your application receives a holistic review that includes such factors as class rank, ACT or SAT sub-scores, improvements in grade point average, participation in extracurricular activities or service, letters of recommendation and other factors.

SIU requires freshmen to come prepared with these course patterns: four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of laboratory science, three years of social science and two years of electives. Electives can include foreign language study, music or arts or vocational courses.

Here are the important numbers. SIU admits freshmen with an ACT composite of 23 or higher (SAT composite score of 1130 or higher) and with a high school grade point average at or above 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. We also accept applicants with an ACT composite of 18 or higher (SAT score of 940 or higher) and a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. If you have met the course subject pattern requirement but your standardized test scores are lower, we consider other factors, given above. Students who do not meet automatic admission requirements may be conditionally admitted.

SIU promotes transfer programs for several majors and in partnership with several community colleges. Contact SIU to find out if your program or college participates in our transfer initiatives. Generally, transfer applicants should have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, based on work at all institutions and calculated by SIU grading policies. Transfer applicants must also be eligible to continue at the institution they most recently attended. Some programs have higher admission requirements or require additional screening for admission.

Undergraduates can apply online at admissions.siu.edu.

Admission is granted on a rolling basis. Application priority deadlines for freshmen students is Dec. 1, and the final application deadline is May 1. The application fee is $40. For more information, students should contact: SIU Undergraduate Admissions, admissions@siu.edu or 618-536-4405.


Overview

Applicants
7,941
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.14

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 530
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 600

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — May 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs


It's all about knowledge creation Saluki are innovators and explorers. Experiential learning is the hallmark of an SIU education. Research programs such as the McNair Scholars Program, Research Enriched Academic Challenge (REACH) and Creative and Scholarly Saluki Rookies begin as early as freshman year. Our students research, create and discover across all majors alongside faculty who are leaders in their fields.

Our University Honors Program offers seminar-style courses that promote in-depth study of specific subject areas, from pop culture to physical science including travel courses to England, Costa Rica and other destinations.

Many of our programs include mandatory or optional field schools or internships, though you can study abroad in any field. You'll find Salukis discovering ancient Egypt at the Amarna site, learning how climate and human intervention affect natural resources in Ireland or working for the U.S. Consulate in Munich.

Our Center for Learning Support Services offers tutoring, academic coaching, group study sessions, GRE test prep and more, and anyone on campus, including faculty, can use our Writing Center resources. Many academic units offer their own academic support services. Our Disability Support Services offers a wide range of accommodations, including note taking services, test conversion and accessible course materials and test proctoring.

SIU students today want academic freedom. They want to take courses in multiple areas, to connect their own paths and build an educational foundation that is both traditional and uniquely their own. We are in the midst of creating synergistic programs that will open up new fields for students and bring together faculty from across campus for collaborative research and create endeavors.

So what can you do at SIU? You can get your hands dirty at the student-run organic farms. You can help manage $1.8 million of the SIU Foundation's portfolio. You can compete against other collegiate teams in the air, on the water, with robotics and with cyber security. You can star on stage or in the orchestra, you can bend metal to art in our famed foundation forge, you can design energy-efficient buildings, save endangered frogs, or contribute to research in hyperpolarization or biomedical technology. You can even earn an Emmy for news coverage.

Majors and Degrees Offered


The university offers two Associate in Applied Science degree programs aviation flight and physical therapist assistant 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; public safety 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 almost 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; communication disorders and sciences; *early childhood; *elementary education; *English teacher education; exercise science; *foreign languages; *history teacher education; leisure services management; *mathematics education; *physical education teacher education; public health; organizational training and development; outdoor recreation leadership and management; rehabilitation services; social work; *special education; sport administration; and therapeutic recreation.

The College of Engineering offers bachelor's degree programs in civil engineering; computer engineering; electrical engineering; engineering technology; industrial management and applied engineering; 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; international studies; 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 pre-professional 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

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
998
with Terminal Degree
692

568
Men
430
Women
208
Minority
27
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

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

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.
  • Women's 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.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • Health Teacher Education.
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

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

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • Rhetoric and Composition.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

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

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.
  • Russian Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist.
  • Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician.
  • Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
  • Medicine.
  • Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Fire Services Administration.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
  • Law.
  • 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.

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

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.
  • Forestry, General.
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy.

  • 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.

  • Educational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
  • 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."

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Connie Price-Smith
Olympic athlete & coach, member USATF Hall of Fame

Joan Higginbotham
Former NASA astronaut & Space Shuttle Discovery crew. Lowe?s executive.

Janice Jacobs
Former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.

Larry O. Spencer
Retired USAF Vice Chief of Staff; President, USAF Assoc. 4-Star General

Walt Frazier
NBA champion and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member

Justin Hartley
Actor, This Is Us and The Young and the Restless

Senait Fisseha
Physician & Director of International Programs, Susan Buffett Foundation

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
27%
Graduate in 5 years
41%
Graduate in 6 years
45%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


We are a university without borders all U.S. residents pay the same tuition as Illinois residents. Tuition and fee charges for the 2017-2018 academic year (fall and spring) for students enrolled in 15 or more semester hours were $13,936. Room and board totaled $10,622. The cost of books and school supplies varies among programs -the average cost is $1,100 per academic year.

Financial Aid


More than $265 million in financial aid was distributed to 17,237 SIU students in fiscal year 2016-17 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 December 1 receive priority consideration for campus-based aid. The FAFSA can be completed electronically at the U.S. Department of Education's website (fafsa.ed.gov). 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.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,629

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,904

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,693

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,637

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,101

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

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

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School


More than 250 student organizations are active on the SIU campus professional organizations, career and academic, religious, ethnic and cultural, sports and special interest. We even have a Steampunk club! The real beauty of SIU, besides our campus, is our people, our culture. Students at SIU are noticeably supportive of each other's success. A successful Saluki is one who is involved on campus and in the community, builds relationships with faculty members, volunteers for service learning, and recognizes opportunities presented through student employment, field schools and internships or challenging course offerings.

We take pride in our diversity. We attract students from the farm and from the big city, first-generation and legacy students, military veterans, and students from every state and more than 100 countries. Events such as the International Festival and various Heritage Months call special attention to some of our campus cultures, but we continually celebrate our differences and underlying similarities.

And here's something we'd like you to know: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognizes SIU with Community Engagement Classification, making SIU one of just 361 colleges and universities -among the more than 4,000 nationwide -to earn the distinction, which is valid for 10 years. Because that's something else about SIU students they believe in reaching out to help.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,987
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

1.72%
Asian
16.26%
African-American
8.87%
Hispanic
65.09%
Caucasian
3.94%
International

46% female
54% male
17% are out of state
86% are full time
14% 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."

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Location


Welcome to the only university in Illinois with a national forest in its backyard! The Southern Illinois region, a geographically distinct area shaped by the two great rivers that border it, is renowned for its natural beauty and the outdoor recreation it makes possible.

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. A friendly, small-town feeling permeates the quintessential college town, making students feel at home in the downtown artists' shops, cafes and eateries. Public transportation routes include the mall and business district.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


For many students, Thompson Woods presents an attractive path through campus. For forestry students, it's also a laboratory and classroom. That's SIU every part of campus reveals a tool for learning by doing. SIU is a blend of cutting edge and traditional college campus. Old Campus showcases castle-like Altgeld Hall and Neoclassic Shryock Auditorium, the setting for concerts both indoor and outdoor. The Transportation Education Center at the Southern Illinois Airport contains the very latest in aviation and automotive technologies. University Farms blends working farm, livestock facilities, riding arenas and classrooms. Morris Library includes 2.6 million volumes, and millions of other documents, manuscripts, periodicals and electronic resources as well as a 3D printer lab. Students learn hands-on in research labs across campus; run a television news magazine in the WSIU-TV facilities; paint, fire ceramics and glass and forge metal in dedicated art and design studios; bring theater to life at McLeod Theater; practice radiation therapy and dental hygiene in the School of Allied Health -and the BigDog supercomputer for advanced data analysis is everywhere. Our newest facility, the Fermentation Science Institute, is the centerpiece of our new fermentation sciences major.

A word about housing. Living on campus contributes to your college experience in myriad ways. Our residential halls, whether lakeside or high rise, provide walking access to campus and convenient dining hall options. We are a ?Bicycle Friendly University,? so if you are a bicyclist, you'll find plenty of company. Our Living Learning Communities in the residence halls are communities of like-minded students or those in similar majors. Not only is it a fast-track to ?finding your pack,? LLCs also host guest speakers, educational and social group activities and study sessions.

Off-Campus Opportunities


SIU's extern program pairs students with professionals in their career area from among our worldwide network of Saluki alumni. Extern students spend their spring break working and learning at sites as varied as the Chicago Tribune, Yosemite National Park and The Boeing Company.

SIU offers an increasing number of courses, degree completion and degree programs online. And SIU Extended Campus offers educational opportunities at 20 military installations and 17 nonmilitary locations across 14 states, offering 12 online degree programs, 12 off-campus programs and five military programs. Off-campus credit programs meet the educational needs of adults wishing to pursue a degree but who are unable to travel to the Carbondale campus.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
22%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness 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
The Achieve Program

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Sam Goodin

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

Achieve requires as much comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations and records as can be provided. Achieve wants to see records across the lifespan, if possible. Measures of cognitive ability, academic ability, and social and emotional abilities are highly useful in Achieve's evaluation process. Achieve also wants to see current IEP's, SOP's, and/or 504 plan accommodations.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Achieve requires as much comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations and records as can be provided. Achieve wants to see records across the lifespan, if possible. Measures of cognitive ability, academic ability, and social and emotional abilities are highly useful in Achieve's evaluation process. Achieve also wants to see current IEP's, SOP's, and/or 504 plan accommodations.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
331
Number of Honor Societies
22

Number of Social Sororities
11
Number of Religious Organizations
12

9% join a fraternity
9% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Salukis)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Salukis)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Softball
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: smrc.siu.edu/lgbtq

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

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!"

84/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

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

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

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: 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


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
99

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell and Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Amber Rivers
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
SIU Undergraduate Admissions
Student Services Building, 1263 Lincoln Drive, MC 4710
Carbondale, IL 62901

Phone
618-453-7141

Email
visitsiu@siu.edu

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.
618-453-7141

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
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visitsiu@siu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

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

Driving Instructions to Campus
admissions.siu.edu/visit/get-here/

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn & Suites; Days Inn & Suites; Hampton Inn; Best Western Saluki Inn; Super 8; SIUC Touch of Nature; Cabin By The Pond; Cabin On The Hill; 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


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