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Find out more about the characteristics of students who attend SIU.
See how many students applied, accepted, and enrolled at SIU. Learn more about students’ high school preparation and test scores.
Learn about costs to attend SIU and how much financial aid is typically awarded.
Estimate your cost to attend SIU in a few simple steps.
Learn more about professors, where students live, and campus safety at SIU.
Discover ways to be actively involved in your education at SIU – inside and outside the classroom.
See which majors are most popular at SIU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at SIU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at SIU.
At Southern Illinois University Carbondale you find the perfect balance of teaching and research without compromising on either. Faculty and students share a set of high expectations – what we expect from ourselves as well as each other.
With all the brains of a nationally ranked research university and the heart of a small college, our intense academic focus is powered by relationships. Our faculty are some of the most cited experts in their fields and they still give students the personal attention to help find and develop their strengths. Being a top-tier university means more than offering classroom theory, it’s also providing the practical hands-on experience and pursuing a passion that comes with being a Saluki.
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:
A cultural oasis surrounded by nature
With 8,474 acres of possibilities, SIU blends the natural with the academic. With plenty of green space perfectly suited to walking or bicycling. SIU is the quintessential college campus -- with extras. The city of Carbondale offers unique boutiques, eateries and art galleries, and the campus is within minutes of scenic state parks and a national forest. Major metropolitan areas are within easy driving distance. This is the Saluki network, where alumni frequently return to visit and re-experience the atmosphere that challenges current students to be difference makers.