Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1,730 reviews
  1. Carbondale, IL
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C-
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference
Address
Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
Website

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
965-1270
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,778/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,521/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,973/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,568/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,374/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,634/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.92 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.96 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.96 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,873Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Content
    32%
  • Nice
    29%
  • Free
    18%
  • Busy
    5%
  • Ignorant
    5%
  • Quiet during the week, and a freak on the weekend
    5%
  • Without care
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.113 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.147 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Good in some areas Bad in others
    29%
  • Students are first!
    29%
  • Laid Back
    17%
  • Rewarding
    17%
  • Terrible
    5%
  • Fun and Exciting
    2%
  • Students are by far the best part
    2%

After Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

Reviews

1,730 reviews
  • Excellent
    202
  • Very Good
    548
  • Average
    760
  • Poor
    131
  • Terrible
    65
I love the diversity of the school and the campus is nice. The only thing I would change is not having kitchens in all the dorms.
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago
SIU was a great experience. I'm an incoming senior and visiting the campus really opened my eyes. I felt like I was at home and the people seemed really friendly. SIU's fitness center also caught my eyes. I'm a very active person and knowing that there is a gym makes me joyous inside.
  • Niche User
  • 18 days ago
the school has a surprising support for its arts, many schools I looked at had very little money in the theatre departments. professors are wonderful at explaining in depth and complicated topics to those who didn't quite understand. office hours are encouraged for students to attend by all professors I've had and advisers are very knowledgeable and easy to get along with.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago