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Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Instate Tuition (2013-2014)
Out-of-state Tuition (2013-2014)

SIU-Carbondale Address

CARBONDALE IL 62901-4512
General information:(618) 453-2121
Financial aid office:(618) 453-4334
Admissions office:(618) 536-4405University Homepage

Tuition + SIU-Carbondale Housing (2013-2014)

Meals Per Week:19

Undergrad Application Fee: $40
Grad Application Fee:$50

Tuition Guarantee:Yes
Tuition Payment Plan:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:4,532
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2013-2014)

# of Undergrads: 16,205
# of Grad students: 5,009
# of Part time: 36
Total Students: 21,214




American Indian



Pacific Islander




Financial Aid

74% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $1,632

47% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $4,845

44% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $4,463

71% receive student loans and the average amount is $7,407Net Price CalculatorFinancial Aid Website
Public 4 year or above Institution
Research Universities (high research activity)
Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive

Special Programs

MD Medical Program
Law Program
Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank N/A
Test Scores Required
Competencies N/A

Special Credits

HS College Credit: Yes
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: Yes
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted

81% men vs 78% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions (2013-2014)

Men Applicants:5,305
Women Applicants:6,268
Men Admitted:4,275
Women Admitted:4,901

Student Services

Library On Campus
Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
Placement Services
Day Care On Campus


• Accounting
• Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
• Advanced Legal Research/Studies
• African-American/Black Studies
• Agricultural Economics
• Agriculture
• Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
• American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence
• Animal Sciences
• Anthropology
• Apparel and Textiles
• Architecture
• Art History
• Athletic Training/Trainer
• Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
• Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
• Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
• Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
• Biology/Biological Sciences
• Botany/Plant Biology
• Business Administration and Management
• Business/Managerial Economics
• Chemistry
• Cinematography and Film/Video Production
• Civil Engineering
• Classics and Classical Languages
• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Communication and Media Studies
• Community Health and Preventive Medicine
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Creative Writing
• Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
• Criminology
• Criticism and Conservation
• Curriculum and Instruction
• Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
• Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
• Design and Visual Communications
• Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
• Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
• Early Childhood Education and Teaching
• Economics
• Educational Leadership and Administration
• Educational Psychology
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians
• Electrical and Electronics Engineering
• Elementary Education and Teaching
• Engineering
• Engineering Technology
• English Language and Literature
• Finance
• Fine/Studio Arts
• Fire Services Administration
• Foods
• Foreign Languages
• Foreign Languages and Literatures
• Forestry
• French Language and Literature
• Funeral Service and Mortuary Science
• General
• Geography
• Geology/Earth Science
• German Language and Literature
• Gerontology
• Health Teacher Education
• Health Unit Manager/Ward Supervisor
• Health/Health Care Administration/Management
• Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
• History
• Hospitality Administration/Management
• Industrial Technology/Technician
• Information Science/Studies
• Interior Design
• International/Global Studies
• Journalism
• Kinesiology and Exercise Science
• Law
• Legal Assistant/Paralegal
• Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
• Linguistics
• Literatures
• Management Science
• Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
• Marketing/Marketing Management
• Mass Communication/Media Studies
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
• Medicine
• Microbiology
• Mining and Mineral Engineering
• Molecular Biochemistry
• Molecular Physiology
• Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
• Multiple Levels
• Music
• Natural Resources Management and Policy
• Nutrition
• Nutrition Sciences
• Other
• Parks
• Pharmacology
• Philosophy
• Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
• Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
• Physician Assistant
• Physics
• Physiology
• Plant Sciences
• Political Science and Government
• Psychology
• Public Administration
• Radio and Television
• Recreation and Leisure Studies
• Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions
• Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
• Rhetoric and Composition
• Russian Language and Literature
• Social Sciences
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Special Education and Teaching
• Specific Subject Areas
• Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
• Systems Science and Theory
• Teacher Education
• Teacher Education and Professional Development
• Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
• Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
• Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
• Zoology/Animal Biology
• Linguistics
• Wellness Studies
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