Southern Illinois University – Carbondale: Ranking & Review

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Carbondale Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 157 455
Top 3%

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate76%77%76%
Applicants7,9613,5664,375
Admissions6,0512,7403,309
Enrolled undergraduates1,395680715
Enrolled total (including graduate students)14,5547,6856,869

3,460 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Considered but not required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores105
Percent of students submitting SAT scores8%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
540
Math
585

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,242
Percent of students submitting ACT scores94%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
22
ACT Math
22

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $28,595 $42,770
Off-campus $28,595 $42,770
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,629 and other expenses per full academic year.

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,492 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $8,950 $22,374
Fees for full-time undergraduates $4,482 $4,482
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $298 $746
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,050 $27,624
Fees for full-time graduates $4,159 $4,159
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $460 $1,151

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 51 262 154 67 534
Education 373 87 37 497
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 315 81 9 405
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 292 17 309
Engineering 179 74 22 275
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 186 32 15 233
Social Sciences 177 25 16 218
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 143 22 11 176
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 87 86 173
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 140 23 7 170
Visual and Performing Arts 138 31 169
Transportation and Materials Moving 40 125 165
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 99 55 4 158
Legal Professions and Studies 16 3 116 135
Psychology 102 16 9 127
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 104 23 127
English Language and Literature & Letters 59 16 11 86
Architecture and Related Services 38 40 78
Physical Sciences 46 14 9 69
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 60 2 62
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 46 16 62
Natural Resources and Conservation 49 4 6 59
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 56 56
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 25 15 40
History 32 4 1 37
Mathematics and Statistics 18 11 4 33
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 12 14 26
Personal and Culinary Services 25 25
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 24 24
Philosophy and Religious Studies 10 4 9 23
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2 2
Grand Total913,2408693534,553

A total of 3,331 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,222 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate40%38%42%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 43%

General info

Alternative namesSIUC
Founded1869
MottoDeo Volente
God willing
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementSIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives.
Colorsmaroon, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff4,357
Instructional FTE1,062
Research FTE71
Public Service FTE101
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitesiu.edu
AddressLincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois, 62901-4512
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population10,000 - 50,000
Phone6184532121
Fax+1 (618) 453 3085

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