Carbondale, IL 62901-6899 618-536-4405
About Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Year of Foundation 1869
  • Size of Campus 1,136 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 16,697
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 43%, 57%, 11%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,975 in-state, $17,438 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $7,673
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 15,979
From its humble beginnings as the state’s second teachers college-founded in 1869 with a dozen academic departments and an inaugural class of 143-Southern Illinois University Carbondale now ranks among Illinois’ most comprehensive public universities. Each year, we welcome students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries who take advantage of outstanding academic programs as they pursue associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees in law and medicine. Think of a specialty and chances are good we offer an undergraduate degree in that subject. Graduate programs include law, medicine, and more.
Social Life And Activities
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Performances by theatre and music students, events at Shryock auditorium, attending Saluki athletic events, Homecoming, Spring Thing
  • Number of students in fraternities 17
  • Percent students who are frat members 5%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Eta Rho, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Zeta, Arnold Air Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta, Chi Sigma Iota, Eta Sigma Gamma, Eta Sigma Phi Classics Company, Gama Beta Phi Honor Society, Golden Key, Kappa Delta Pi, Mu Phi Epsilon-E
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 11
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Adventist Campus Ministries, American Baptist Students, Apostolic Life Campus Ministry, Baha'I Club, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Bhaktivedanta Society, Campus Crusade for Christ, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Christian
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 5%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Council, Animekai Club, Arab Student Council, Asian Student Association and Friends, Blangladesh Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Chinese Student & Scholar Association, Cyproit Students As
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 17
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 7
  • Distance to nearest bus Carbondale (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport St. Louis, MO (100), Marion, IL (16)
  • Distance to nearest train Carbondale (1)
Student Housing
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 84
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 15%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of students using college housing 30%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 64%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 90%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 1%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 19%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 36%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,965,957
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Microforms 4,566,453
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 400
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Subscriptions 43,083
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 1,600
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 544
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 175
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Law Library, Medical School Library
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 60,023
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 3,400
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Museums University Museum and gift store; Morris Library; Shryock Auditorium, performing arts center; Heartland Dental Clinic, College of Applied Sciences and Arts; Lesar Law Building; Southern Illinois Airport (aviation facilities off campus; Touch of Nature Envi
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 8,000
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Caterpillar, State Farm Insurance, Aisin Manufacturing Illinois, Robert Basch Corporation, V3 Companies Limited
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,736
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 25%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 75%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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