Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


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Recent Reviews

Tiara
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I got out just in time. Half the problems that were available when I started are no longer available once I graduated. The ca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I got out just in time. Half the problems that were available when I started are no longer available once I graduated. The campus now feels like a ghost town with the severe decline of enrollment. Illinois is in an overall crisis, avoid any university in that state.

Jacob
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has a reputation as a party school. This reputation is only slightly right and veils ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has a reputation as a party school. This reputation is only slightly right and veils how great the academic programs here really are. There is a wide variety of activities and sports to take part in or just spectate. If you want a good school to go to in Southern Illinois then this is it.

Sadie
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It's a great school SIUC is very welcoming and a very active campus with tons of activities to do and participate in. Their a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school SIUC is very welcoming and a very active campus with tons of activities to do and participate in. Their academic resources are great they make sure you succeed in anyway possible whether its offering tutoring services, teachers office hours, or even friends to help you they make sure no student is left unsuccessful.

Lauren
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Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is located on an absolutely gorgeous campus which allows students to not be overw...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is located on an absolutely gorgeous campus which allows students to not be overwhelmed with city life. The classes are generally small and intimate, which means that the professors are able to work more one on one with their students. Over all, I've enjoyed it here very much so far.

Rachel
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Going here is like drinking Squirt soda. It starts of sweet and bubbly, then over the course of the years you gain a bitter a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Going here is like drinking Squirt soda. It starts of sweet and bubbly, then over the course of the years you gain a bitter aftertaste that stays with you into your late twenties. Did I enjoy going to SIU? At the time yes. I loved my classes, the class size, my professors, and really thought I was going into a good career choice because of all the "connections" they supposedly had. I was in a lot of extra curriculars, I worked at the local PBS Station, I was a Resident Assistant for 3 years, and made a lot of friends of whom, I kept in touch with maybe 3-4. I even landed amazing "un-paid" internships. And I was graduating at the top of my class, it was an Olympics year which supposedly was a great job market year, and the future looked rosy pink. I received over a hundred job rejections because I didn't live in California, because I didn't have 10+ years of experience, and SIU actually didn't have all those connections they claimed they had. To pay my loans I worked three part time entry level minimum wage retail jobs. My "amazing" professors, didn't help me find a job, the "career center" gone due to budget cuts, my RA community "who are you?". But you know who did care? The alumni association, they cared about me soo much they called me every other month asking if I could give them money. I wasted about $100,000 going to this school. Because after a soul crushing identity crisis, I decided to get a masters degree not there but at another institute. A better one, who gave me plenty of experience, connections, etc. I should have got the first time. I am getting my PhD now, am still drowning in debt, but at least my time spent at SIUC taught me some valuable lessons: comedy comes in threes, being an RA is both super rewarding and very hard at the same time, do not drink any drink that has a number in it (most likely has an insane alcohol level), game nights are the best nights to make friends, every freshman is just as scared and alone as the next.

Dylan
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It is far too expensive to be worth it. It is grossly overpopulated with partiers, I never had a good dorm mate, the campus i...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is far too expensive to be worth it. It is grossly overpopulated with partiers, I never had a good dorm mate, the campus is far too big considering the possible distance between two classes that are only ten minutes apart, and honestly the best part of the school is the food.

Stephanie
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SIUC isn't what I would consider a bad school by any means. However, I do believe due to insufficient funding, the school isn...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SIUC isn't what I would consider a bad school by any means. However, I do believe due to insufficient funding, the school isn't where it should be financially. This fiscial problem also partakes in the areas surrounding the school, as well. For example, a lot of Carbondale is rundown, and there isn't much to do. I know this is the states issue, not so much the universities, but the school is suffering. There is a lot of potential in SIU, but money plays a main role.

Colleen
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It is a great school to go to if you are looking for a fresh start. There are some people who say that it is not because of t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school to go to if you are looking for a fresh start. There are some people who say that it is not because of the overall graduation rate but if you are a transfer student like myself then Southern is the way to go. The faculty seem friendly and approachable and the students that are there know what they need to do to make it the best school that there is.

Danielle
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I LOVE my school. Not only is the campus beautiful and immaculate, there are endless resources and opportunities! The campus ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I LOVE my school. Not only is the campus beautiful and immaculate, there are endless resources and opportunities! The campus is very diverse, very open-minded and very welcoming. If I had a choice to choose a college all over again, I’d always choose SIU.

Mariah
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SIUC is an overall wonderful school that offers a variety of on campus activities and makes students feel welcome. The surrou...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SIUC is an overall wonderful school that offers a variety of on campus activities and makes students feel welcome. The surrounding city is a great place to be when off campus and I've never felt unsafe while there. The food is amazing and the student life is wonderful.

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  • Enrollment
  • 12,182
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $13,073
  • Acceptance rate
  • 77%

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