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Reviews 1551 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As Carbondale is a small town and SIU a smaller school, I feel safe walking to and from campus and the dorms alone especially during the day, a bit more cautious at night since I'm a girl. I do not recommend walking through the woods on campus at night. On top of it being scary, you cannot see anything. Throughout campus there aren't as many emergency call poles as I would like, but friends are often very willing to walk with me to and from campus if I ask.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most classes that I have taken have had very nice and helpful professors that inform you of ample opportunities to get extra help with the material. My class sizes have generally been smaller, like 30 or so, but of the larger lecture hall classes that I have taken, most have also included a small group session as well so there is still the small class aspect. Class style varies by professor, but most involve a lecture of sorts. All TA's I have encountered have been very knowledgeable of the material and graded fairly.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not had much interaction with the career side of SIU as I am only a freshman, but the one job fair that I did attend was offering students part-time job opportunities that were from both around town and on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The towers aren't the greatest just because they are on the older side and have a lot of students living in them, but overall they are alright. The nice thing about housing here is that there are no community bathrooms besides University Hall, which is upperclassmen only. Bathrooms are suite style, so there are two rooms each with a pair of students living in them, and then the rooms share a small bathroom containing a shower and toilet. A sink is in each dorm room. Though West Campus overlooking the lake sounds nicer and has nicer rooms, the downside is that there can be small amounts of flooding very occasionally and there is a bit of a walk to get off campus. The Towers on the other hand are very close to off campus locations and parking lots but they aren't as nice and have a bit more of a walk to get to classes. I would strongly suggest living in a Living Learning Community (LLC). I am currently in an Honors Program one and that is how I made all of my friends! It's a lot of fun! Though room and board nears $10,000, the meal plan included is unlimited so you can go to the dining halls as much as you want. There are two of them, Trueblood near the Towers and Lentz near West Campus housing. Trueblood is bigger and not as nice, but the food isn't god awful. Lentz however is smaller and recently renovated. The food choices there are more fancy and healthy in comparison to Trueblood I would say. I eat at both, Lentz between classes because it's more conveniently located on campus, and Trueblood in the evening when I am back at my dorm.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek houses are often ones throwing parties, and for the most part anyone can get into said parties. Occasionally there will be special events in which only Greeks can attend. For the most part non-Greeks and Greeks are indifferent towards each other. A general stereotype of the Greeks would be that they party a lot, but other than that there is no hate directed towards that group as a whole. I believe all Greek housing is off campus, and I'm not sure if more than a couple sororities have houses. It's mainly frats.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: SIU Carbondale does pretty well in sports. We are the best, but we don't totally suck either. School spirit is at an average level. People attend sporting events, but I don't personally.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like it here at SIU Carbondale because I feel like I am getting my money's worth for my education. On top of not being overly expensive, many of my classes have smaller class sizes that do not exceed 30 students, which allows me to connect and focus more with my professors. The professors are also always very willing to talk with all students and to help them in any ways that they need. TA's are a part of the classroom, but are often used in a way that only enhances classroom help and experience. In the few classes that I have had that are taught by a TA, they have done a great job, and if one was to ever have questions, again the professors are available if there are issues.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have yet to start my classes, so I do not know.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have yet to actually start any classes.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Before you can take classes, you have to take an online lecture about sexual assault and personal protection.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I do not use campus housing.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my adviser. He is very helpful and goes out of his way.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not big in to sports.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are cases of sexual assault on campus, but the school does provide services for the victims. The school also makes students take required sexual assault prevention training when transferring or freshman.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The instructors are pretty involved and knowledgeable in their fields. There are so many great classes to choose from. Undecided students are given great help to get them on a graduation and career path Student Services.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From the Automotive Technology degree, big companies like Bosch, Chrysler, and GM come to interview students at the school for hiring after graduation. In regards to other fields, there are internship programs the Career Services can help students seek out.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I only put okay because the dorms on the east side are extremely outdated and quite tall (fire hazard?) The housing process is extremely simple and there are ample opportunities for social life events and such.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have great coaches for our teams. I enjoy watching the games across many of the sports. I also enjoy the recreational facility that is included in tuition. Overall, pretty great school for athletics and personal athleticism, with great facilities and outdoors entertainment (hiking, boating, walking, etc.)

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: SIUC is a great school on the education aspect. There are a few issues, like the outdated buildings, obscure parking tickets from campus police, and a few miscellaneous things like that. Their teachers are pretty awesome, but a little heavy on politically driven professors spreading their agendas. Overall, I enjoy being a student at SIUC.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: there are a lot of resources

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the housing but the people suck

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Im not a fan of greek-life

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Its not the most important part of school

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't like living in the dorms because people dont respect your privacy and its like living in a hotel.

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5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks are very involve with the campus and makes school more fun.

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