Southern Illinois University--Carbondale

Students will find all the brains of a nationally ranked research university combined with the heart of a small college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Our faculty are some of the most-cited experts in their fields, yet they still give students the personal attention they deserve in a welcoming, beautiful setting next to national and state parks.SIU Carbondale students have opportunities to gain hands-on, real-world experience that will give them the edge after they graduate. Many participate in research as early as their freshman year, and others build their resumes through service projects, artistic and creative activities, and student organizations related to their areas of study. Our students regularly gain experience by participating in - and winning - regional and national competitions in aviation, broadcasting, debate, engineering and more.Here's more:--We offer more than 200 majors in agricultural sciences, applied arts and sciences, business, education and human services, engineering, law, liberal arts, mass communication and media arts, medicine and science.--More than 80 percent of our undergraduate class sections have fewer than 30 students.--SIU grants more than $10 million in scholarships and grants each year.--SIU attracts students from across the United States and more than 100 countries; undergraduate students from within the United States pay in-state rates.--Opportunities to engage in cultural and recreational activities abound, from concerts and speakers to the Student Recreation Center and Division I athletics.--SIU emphasizes innovation and sustainability through academic programs as well as projects funded through a student-supported "green fee."--The campus has been recognized as "bicycle friendly" and earned a "Tree Campus USA" designation because of SIU's commitment to forest management.--From career and health services to learning and academic advising support, SIU has all of the amenities and services that students need for a full and active college experience.--SIU is noted for its support of military veterans, students with disabilities and those who are the first in their families to attend college.--SIU is frequently recognized for its commitment to diversity, annually earning acclaim in multiple disciplines as a top 100 producer of degrees to minority students.--The university is among the top 5 percent of all U.S. higher education institutions for research.--SIU is among the nation's 50 most entrepreneurial research universities - the number of alumni and students who identify themselves as founders and business owners on LinkedIn - in the 2015 Forbes magazine list of "America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities."--SIU received the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in recognition of the university's commitment to service and outreach.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1869 N/A Semester $118.1 million Undergraduate Admissions, 1263 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901 (618) 453-2121
overall score total score state city online paying global
28 100.0 Illinois Carbondale 37 28 13