Carbondale, IL
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$23,781 ($11,528)
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Reviews 1189 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: An overall description of my school would simply have to be that it is the best. The people are kind and nice and I enjoying being there.

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College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not have to live on campus. The few times I've been in the dorms, they have been very clean and spacious.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: he policies are okay.

The policies are okay.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Sharing a room with somebody sucks.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being able to have no curfew back at school.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The people from scgool are really cool and relaxed.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Someone recently die while away at school.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: They serve the same food almost every week.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no problems whatsoever.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: It is really hard to obtain job opportunities around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Some races intermix with others but mostly people of their own culture stick to their own people.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The campus athletics are great.

2 College Senior

Health & Safety: On campus I have never felt threatened. Off-campus however the community is heavily populated with homeless people. The crime rate of robberies and car break ins has since increase since I have attended. The police I feel like are not very reliable and conspiracies have recently developed over a possible cover up of a murder of a previous student last fall.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: SIUC over programs the Greek members. The greek life is not as big as it should be for the size of our university. With minimal numbers the amount of work that is required out of each member each semester is equivalent to whole years worth of chapter goals at Mizzou. The work load required out of greeks make it harder to retain members and recruit members.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There is two big dorm locations. Thompson Point and the Towers. Thompson point provides a more scenic view and the living conditions are reasonable and the amount of people in the building is perfect for trying to study and preside a peaceful atmosphere. The polar opposite is the Towers which most of the city kids preside and most of the rowdiness takes place in the towers.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: We have a big diversity at SIUC. We have the country folks from Indiana and small towns in Illinois. You can see guys wear camo and cowboy boots. There is a lot of chicago kids. There is also earthy girls who like to hula hoop and long board. A lot of different ethnic backgrounds such as Muslims and people from the Middle East.

3 College Senior

Facilities: SIUC is a beautiful outdoor campus. However carbondale is known to be called the "Dirty Dale". The trash on campus masks its' beauty. The students also carry a party stigma and for that are not taken as seriously in the community.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The athletic facilities are the nicest part of campus. The participation in the students attending games and participating in INtramurals on campus is lacking. the library is the most popular place and the new remodeling and additional floor is another great feature. The student center could have a better Saluki store and there is not a lot of places to buy any Saluki pride gear unlike most other colleges.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I do not receive any funds from the government or university. I am a honor roll student and always have been. For some reason the scholarship listings are very limited at SIUC. They are either major specific, ethnic/racial specific, location specific, and my family income receives to much according to the financial aid specifications.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: SIUC has a beautiful campus. The student life is friendly however the Saluki pride is lacking in the athletic department and few students attend. The facilities are great but the turn outs are not. The greek life is very underestimated. They do a lot more than the University credits them.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at my school are all different. They dress their own way, have their own interest, and their own social lives within and outside of the university. Some people choose to be in relationships and some are just free.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity on campus is perfect. There is many different groups of people and religions.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports aren't that big on campus. Students attend them, but there is no real hype over them.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Seems to me security is taken serious at SIUC and the policemen who are on constant patrol at night and surrounding the dorms on weekends are the proof of that.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I am currently in the process of preparing to live off campus, but I already have pros and cons. The pros are freedom, more space, and responsibility. However, my cons include high cost in rent for an independent college student and proximity from classes.


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