Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

Overview

AddressLincoln Drive
School Websitewww.siu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a small public, 4-year college based in Carbondale, Illinois that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 6,219 students applied to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Of those students, 4,475 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was $9,638, in addition to fees of $5,066. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has a 41% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale acceptance rate is 72%. To put this into perspective, 4,475 of the 6,219 students who applied to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Southern Illinois University-Carbondale had an SAT score between the range of 1,000 and 1,210. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was between 20 and 26 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, the tuition for in-state residents is $9,638. Combined with fees of $5,066, room and board costs of $10,622, other expenses of $2,941 and the $1,100 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $29,367.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $29,160 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to $43,823 for out-of-state students.

Students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale was $5,530 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 47%.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio13:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has a good gender split, with 46% of undergraduates being female and 54% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Illinois residents; in fact, 82% of all students reside in Illinois. However, 17% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is 13:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 19% students enroll at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale part-time; the other 10,386 students enrolled full-time.

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