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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

At A Glance

Main Address

1263 Lincoln Dr

Carbondale, IL 62901-4304

www.siu.edu

Admission Office

Undergraduate Admissions, Mailcode 4710

Carbondale, IL 62901

(618) 536-4405

Fax : (618) 453-3250

admissions@siu.edu

Contact : Jennifer DeHaemers

Associate Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Type of School

Medium

Public

university

4-year school

Coed

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

College Board Code: 1726

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 48.0%

Total undergraduates : 8,401

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,036

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 53.0%

Average financial aid package : $17,603.00

In-State Tuition : $13,148.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $13,148.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Large Town (10-50k)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : Dec 1

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : May 1

SAT subject score report due : May 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 1

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 12 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 48.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 75.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 11.0%
Education : 11.0%
Engineering Technologies : 8.0%
Health Professions : 8.0%
Engineering : 7.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Social Sciences : 5.0%
Transportation and Materials Moving : 5.0%

Associates
Health Professions : 55.0%
Transportation and Materials Moving : 44.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Economics B M
Agriculture, General B
Animal Sciences, General B M
Plant Sciences, General M
Soil Science and Agronomy, General B

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B M

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B M
Botany/Plant Biology B D M
Microbiology, General B
Molecular Biochemistry D M
Molecular Physiology D M
Pharmacology D M
Physiology, General B
Zoology/Animal Biology B D M

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B M
Business Administration and Management, General B D M
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance, General B
Management Science B
Marketing/Marketing Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Journalism B
Mass Communication/Media Studies D M
Radio and Television B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B D M
Information Science/Studies B

Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services D M
Curriculum and Instruction D M
Early Childhood Education and Teaching B
Educational Leadership and Administration, General D M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
Health Teacher Education B D M
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration M
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching B
Special Education and Teaching, General B M
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels M
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor M
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education B D M

Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering M
Civil Engineering, General B M
Computer Engineering, General B
Electrical and Electronics Engineering B D M
Engineering, General D
Mechanical Engineering B M
Mining and Mineral Engineering B M

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician B
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician B
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, General B
Industrial Technology/Technician B
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing M
English Language and Literature, General B D M

Family, Consumer & Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General B
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General B M

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General B M
Linguistics B M

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General B M
Community Health and Preventive Medicine M
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist B
Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor M
Health/Health Care Administration/Management B
Histologic Technology/Histotechnologist C
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist A B M
Physical Therapy Assistant A
Physician Assistant M
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor M

History
History, General B D M

Legal Professions & Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B D M

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Nutrition Sciences B
Systems Science and Theory M

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General D
Forestry, General B M

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B M
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies B M
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management B

Personal & Culinary Services
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Philosophy B D M

Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General B D M
Geology/Earth Science, General B D M
Physics, General B D M

Psychology
Psychology, General B D M

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration M
Social Work B M

Security & Protective Services
Fire Services Administration B M

Social Sciences
Anthropology B D M
Criminology B D M
Economics, General B D M
Geography B M
Political Science and Government, General B D M
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods D
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B D M

Transportation & Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew A
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation M
Art/Art Studies, General B
Cinematography and Film/Video Production B
Design and Visual Communications, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B M
Fine/Studio Arts, General B M
Interior Design B
Music, General B M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Internships

Teacher Certification

Student-Designed Major

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

ROTC Available

ROTC, Air Force

ROTC, Army

Extended Class Availability

Saturday Classes

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Distance Learning

Computer Services

1700 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Computer repair service available on campus

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : university press, coal research center, technology center, outdoor education laboratory, university farms, center for study of crime, electron microscopy center, cooperative wildlife research laboratory, cooperative fisheries research laboratory, vivarium, airport training facility, laboratory theater, center for archaeological investigations, small business incubator, dental and medical clinics, environmental center, media center,

Geographic Location : 100 miles from St. Louis.

Large Town

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 8,401

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 1,036

Degree-seeking undergrads : 8,311

Graduate enrollment : 3,228

Student General Information

All students average age : 24

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 82.0%

Out of state students : 18.0%

Part Time students : 15.0%

Percentage of males : 53.0%

Percentage of females : 47.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 14.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

White : 68.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 3.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : For RSOs to remain in active status, they must: Have a minimum of 5 students on their roster; Attend a fall "RSO Orientation"; Have a faculty/staff advisor; Organizational Membership is limited to SIU students only

9.0% Men who Join Fraternities

7.0% Women who Join Sororities

Student Newspaper : Daily Egyptian

Student Newspaper URL : www.dailyegyptian.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 90.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 33.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $150.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Salukis

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division IAA

NCAA Division I

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Career counseling

Economically disadvantaged students services

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Legal services

Minority students services

On-campus daycare

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Comprehensive services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Reduced course load

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

Y

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Archery

Men's Club

Women's Club

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Gymnastics

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Club

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : climbing, aikido, Filipino Martial Arts, Medieval Combat, Quidditch, fishing, water skiing, scuba


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $40.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 5,355

Admitted : 3,566

Enrolled : 1,036

Somewhat selective 67.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Standardized Test Scores

Important

Rigor of secondary school record

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Class Rank

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

Institution's own exam

SAT score use policy

Single Highest Test Date

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Core GPA and ACT most important. Holistic approach using these two items along with core unit courses and other available academic information.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 20.0%

Top Quarter : 47.0%

Top Half : 79.0%

Bottom Half : 21.0%

Bottom Quarter : 5.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 19.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 16.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 14.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 17.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 7.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 5.0%

600 - 699 : 38.0%

500 - 599 : 41.0%

400 - 499 : 15.0%

300 - 399 : 1.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 6.0%

600 - 699 : 26.0%

500 - 599 : 51.0%

400 - 499 : 14.0%

300 - 399 : 3.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 15.0%

24 - 29 : 39.0%

18 - 23 : 41.0%

12 - 17 : 5.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 8.0%

24 - 29 : 42.0%

18 - 23 : 35.0%

12 - 17 : 15.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 22.0%

24 - 29 : 29.0%

18 - 23 : 38.0%

12 - 17 : 10.0%

6 - 11 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: To receive AP credit, students must earn at least a score of 3. Scores of 4 or 5 may award major specific credit. The maximum credit granted through advanced placement examinations is thirty hours (fifteen for an associate degree). It is nonresident credit, does not carry a grade, and is not used in computing the students' grade point average. The credit to be granted is determined by the appropriate department.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Foreign Language

0

0

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

0

Science Lab

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Academic Electives

2

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 69.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 55.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

530 - 710

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

540 - 710

ACT Composite

21 - 28


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

3

3

AD 207C

All

Biology

3

3

PLB 115

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MATH150

All

Calculus BC

3

8

MATH150 & MATH250

All

Chemistry

3

3

CHEM 200

All

4

6

CHEM 200 & 210

All

Chinese Language and Culture

3

3

CHIN 390

All

4

6

CHIN 390

All

Comparative Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 250

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CS 201

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

ENGL 101

All

5

6

ENGL120H (Honors) Awards 6 hours of ENGL COMP

All

English Literature and Composition

3

3

ENGL 121

All

Environmental Science

3

3

GEOG 111 & GEOL 112

All

European History

3

6

HIST 205A & 205B

All

French Language and Culture

3

3

FR 311

All

4

6

FR 311 & FR 330

All

German Language and Culture

3

3

GER 390A

All

4

6

GER 390A & GER 390B

All

Human Geography

3

3

GEOG 103

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

3

JPN 320A

All

4

6

JPN 320A & JPN 390

All

Latin

3

3

CLAS 391

All

4

6

CLAS 391

All

Macroeconomics

3

3

ECON 241

All

Microeconomics

3

3

ECON 240

All

Music Theory

3

4

MUS 104A & 105A

All

Physics 1

3

3

PHYS 101

All

4

4

PHYS 203A & PHYS 253A

All

Physics 2

3

3

PHYS 101

All

4

4

PHYS 203B & PHYS 253B

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

3

PHYS 101

All

4

5

PHYS 205B & PHYS 255B

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

3

PHYS 101

All

4

5

PHYS 205A & PHYS 255A & PHYS 206A

All

Psychology

3

3

PSYC 102

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SPAN 306

Other

4

6

SPAN 306 & SPAN 304

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SPAN 306

All

4

6

SPAN 306 & SPAN 307A

All

Statistics

3

3

MATH 101

All

4

3

MATH 282

All

United States Government and Politics

3

3

POLS 114

All

United States History

3

3

HIST 110

All

World History: Modern

3

6

HIST 101A & HIST 101B

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

College Composition

61

6

College Mathematics

58

3

Financial Accounting

65

3

French I

50

8

French II

62

16

German I

50

8

German II

63

16

Humanities

52

6

Natural Science

52

6

Principles of Management

62

3

Principles of Marketing

56

3

Social Sciences and History

52

6

Spanish I

50

8

Spanish II

63

16

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 51.0%

% of loans / jobs : 49.0%

% of need met : 53.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $17,603.00

Avg non need-based aid : $9,232.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $8,593.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,272.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $30,292.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Dee Rotolo

Financial aid office phone : (618) 453-4334

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $321.25

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Leadership

Minority Status

Music/Drama

ROTC

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Installment payment

Tuition at time of first enrollment guaranteed to all students for 4 (or 2) years

ROTC Programs

ROTC, Air Force : Offered on Campus

ROTC, Army : Offered on Campus

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$13,148.00

$13,148.00

$13,148.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$13,148.00

$13,148.00

$13,148.00

Room and board:

$10,622.00

$10,622.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

$1,100.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,641.00

$1,641.00

$1,641.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,300.00

$1,300.00

$1,300.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$27,811.00

$27,811.00

$17,189.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$27,811.00

$27,811.00

$17,189.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Available

Track and Field

Available

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 26

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 2,060

Transfers admitted percentage: 96.0%

Transfers admitted: 1,993

Transfers enrolled percentage: 61.0%

Transfers enrolled: 1,268

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $40.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $27,604.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $10,622.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $10,622.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $803.13

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $1,645,000.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 100

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 68

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser