Southern Illinois University - Carbondale: Ranking & Review

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United States
Top 3%

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate76%77%76%
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

Typical SAT scores

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

Typical ACT scores

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

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

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
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
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 Programs5126215467534
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services315819405
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields29217309
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1863215233
Social Sciences1772516218
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1432211176
Public Administration and Social Service Professions8786173
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences140237170
Visual and Performing Arts13831169
Transportation and Materials Moving40125165
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services99554158
Legal Professions and Studies163116135
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies10423127
English Language and Literature & Letters59161186
Architecture and Related Services384078
Physical Sciences4614969
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies60262
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service461662
Natural Resources and Conservation494659
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities5656
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics251540
Mathematics and Statistics1811433
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences121426
Personal and Culinary Services2525
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians2424
Philosophy and Religious Studies104923
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies22
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesSIUC
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

AddressLincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois, 62901-4512
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population26,000
Fax+1 (618) 453 3085

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