Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Fast Facts

All the brains of a nationally ranked research university. All the heart of a small college. This is just another way of saying that, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, our intense academics are powered by relationships. Our faculty are some of the most cited experts in their fields and they still give students the personal attention they deserve.

So no matter how far you want to go, SIU can shrink the distance between where you are and where you want to be. Here are just some of the ways we stand out:

-Ranked in the top 4% of higher ed institutions by the National Science

-Over 200 majors including stellar programs like Architecture, Business,
Engineering, Journalism, Theater, and Zoology

-U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2011” placed SIU into Tier One
of “Top Public Universities: National Universities”

-Students participate in research as early as freshman year

-More than 80% of our undergraduate class sections have fewer than 30 students

Students who are accepted via alternative admissions must take a college course and Attend a Summer Bridge program.

Note:  ACT scores must be sent directly from the agency.  If you don’t have SIUC on your list of ACT schools, you will have to spend 10 dollars to send your score directly from

Location:  Carbondale, IL

Total number of undergraduates:  15000

Percentage of Black students:  36%

Percentage of Latino students:  6%

Overall 4 year graduation rate:  24%

Overall 5 year graduation rate:  40%

Overall 4 year minority graduation rate:  14%

Overall 5 year minority graduation rate:  28%

North Lawndale Alumni graduation rate:  17%

North Lawndale Alumni persistence rate (Those returning to school):  44%

Percentage of financial need met:  47%

Estimated cost of attendance:  $23,990

Average indebtedness upon leaving SIU:  $32,748

Admission Contact:  Chester Hood

Undergraduate Majors

Application for admission

Alumni Network Contact:  Tonesha Jones

Academic Support Programs:

  • Saluki First Year Saluki First Year (SFY) is a program designed to bring together and build upon the many programs and services relating to first-year student success at SIUC.
  • Student Life and Intercultural relations 
  • The Achieve Program has provided academic support to SIUC students with learning disabilities since 1978.
  • Disability Support Services (DSS) provides federally mandated academic and programmatic support services to student with permanent and temporary disabilities.
  • RAM  (Retention of African American Men) was created to foster a supportive environment with workshops, events, mentors, and academics for African-American men. Contact Earleen Patterson at 618-650-3790.

 College Graduates

Valonda Roberts     Class of

Tamala Day      Class of

Eric Madlock      Class of

Josepth Berry       Class of

Isaiah Thompson      Class of

Shenee Buckner      Class of




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