Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

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http://www.siu.edu
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Main telephone 618-453-2121
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Educational system Southern Illinois University
Public or private Public
Type of school University
Date founded 1869
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Small town-rural area (not within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area St. Louis
Campus size 1136 acres
County Jackson
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Number of full time, freshmen men 513
Number of full time, freshmen women 505
Total number of full time freshmen 1,018
Number of part time, freshmen men 9
Number of part time, freshmen women 9
Total number of part time freshmen 18
Total number of freshmen men 522
Total number of freshmen women 514
Total number of freshmen 1,036
Number of full time, undergraduate men 3,733
Number of full time, undergraduate women 3,374
Total number of full time undergraduates 7,107
Number of part time, undergraduate men 742
Number of part time, undergraduate women 552
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,294
Total number of undergraduate males 4,475
Total number of undergraduate females 3,926
Total number of undergraduate students 8,401
Number of male graduate students 1,160
Number of female graduate students 1,318
Total number of graduate students 2,478
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 5,635
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 5,244
Total enrollment 10,879
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 1%
Black 13%
Hispanic 9%
White 67%
Race/ethnicity unknown Less than 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 18%
Percentage of students from outside the US 3%
Percentage of students 25 or older 22%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
Full time costs are based on x units per year 30 credits
In-state tuition $9,638
Out-of-state tuition $9,638
Fees $5,466
Books and supplies $1,100
Room and board (live on campus)* $10,622
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Campus/location Yes
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Student level (e.g., freshman, sophomore) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
Other tuition payment plan information Newly-enrolling undergraduate students will be assigned a tuition cohort based on the term that they first enroll at SIU Carbondale, and their undergraduate tuition rate will be guaranteed for four continuous years from that first term. Then, after the end of the four-year guarantee, students in a given cohort who are still undergraduates will get an additional two-year guarantee at the rate paid by those undergraduates in the cohort that started one year after theirs. However, if the student changes majors or has a residency reclassification during their undergraduate time, their tuition rate can be adjusted. After the end of six years, these undergraduates will be charged tuition rates that are subject to change with each new fiscal year.
Children of alumni Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Senior citizens Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Full-time costs are based on 30 credits per year.)
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Financial aid contact person Dee Rotolo
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 618-453-4334
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Scholarship list website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) March 1
School year financial aid data is from 2019-2020
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $17,603
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 53%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,262
Scholarship or grant $8,593
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $16,031
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 57%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,548
Scholarship or grant $8,636
Work study $1,751
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 860
Number of freshmen who received aid 675
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 4,365
Number of undergraduates who received aid 4,798
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 67%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $30,292
Loans
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Tamora Workman
Admissions contact title Director of the Registrar's Office
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Electronic application website admissions.siu.edu/apply/
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 2,379
Number of male applicants accepted 1,643
Number of male applicants who enrolled 522
Number of female applicants 2,976
Number of female applicants accepted 1,923
Number of female applicants who enrolled 514
Total number of applicants 5,355
Total number of applicants accepted 3,566
Total number of applicants who enrolled 1,036
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available admissions.siu.edu/apply/
Application fee $40
Submit these items:
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Important
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Considered
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Considered
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Yes
Life long learning Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 15%
500 - 599 41%
600 - 699 38%
700 - 800 5%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 625
SAT math
400 - 499 14%
500 - 599 51%
600 - 699 26%
700 - 800 6%
Average SAT math score 620
ACT score
12 - 17 5%
18 - 23 41%
24 - 29 39%
30 - 36 15%
Average ACT score 25
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.33
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 79%
Percentage in top 25% 47%
Percentage in top 10% 20%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 75%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 31%
Between four and five years 13%
Between five and six years 2%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Associate Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 928
Student faculty ratio 12:1
Required number of credits for an associate degree 60 semester hours
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (1900)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Morris Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Marching band Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
TV station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 258
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Undergraduate Student Government, Greek Councils, International Student Council, Black Affairs Council, Dawg Pound
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Percentage of students who live on campus 33%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Freshman
Housing availability for first year students Guaranteed
Housing options Co-ed, men only, women only
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Married graduate students, single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing availability for married graduate students First come, first served
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Legal services Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Child daycare available on campus Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Videotaped mock interviews, Skype interviews and Handshake Job Platform
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Grad admissions contact person Deon Thompson
Grad admissions contact title Asst Director of Graduate Recruitment & Admissions
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Number of full time, male graduate students 783
Number of full time, female graduate students 894
Total number of full time graduate students 1,677
Number of part time, male graduate students 377
Number of part time, female graduate students 424
Total number of part time graduate students 801
Total number of male graduate students 1,160
Total number of female graduate students 1,318
Total number of graduate students 2,478
Number of undergraduate men 4,475
Number of undergraduate women 3,926
Total number of undergraduate students 8,401
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 5,635
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 5,244
Total enrollment 10,879
Tuition year 2019-2020
In-state tuition* $8,451
Out-of-state tuition* $21,128
Fees $2,106
* Tuition may vary by program
Graduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2019-2020 academic year.)
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.