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 ACTstudent.org
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
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.
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