Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

#398 National Colleges

66.38% Admission Rate
Not Very Selective

8,375 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Public
  • Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
  • Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
  • Four-year, large, primarily residential
Southern Illinois University (SIU or SIUC) is a public research university in Carbondale, Illinois. Founded in 1869, SIU is the oldest and flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system. The university enrolls students from all 50 states as well as more than 100 countries. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". SIU offers 3 associate, 100 bachelor's, 73 master's, and 36 Ph.

D programs in addition to professional degrees in architecture, law, and medicine.

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Carbondale, Illinois

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City: Small (population less than 100,000)

Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Graduate degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Education 10.9%
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10.8%
Health Professions And Related Programs 9.0%
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields 7.7%
Engineering 7.0%
Transportation And Materials Moving 6.4%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 5.5%
Social Sciences 4.9%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4.2%
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 3.9%
Visual And Performing Arts 3.8%
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3.3%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3.2%
Psychology 3.1%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 2.7%
Natural Resources And Conservation 1.9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 1.9%
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 1.5%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1.4%
Architecture And Related Services 1.4%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 1.0%
English Language And Literature/Letters 0.9%
Legal Professions And Studies 0.8%
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 0.7%
Physical Sciences 0.7%
Personal And Culinary Services 0.7%
History 0.6%
Mathematics And Statistics 0.2%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 0.1%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 0.1%


In State Tuition

Out of State Tuition

Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1169 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 620 565 510
Verbal 630 575 520

ACT Scores

25 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 27 23 19
English 29 25 21