Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


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Recent Reviews

Morgan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very welcoming, very pretty campus, great academics, safe, decent housing and food. Some classes are bigger than others, but ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Very welcoming, very pretty campus, great academics, safe, decent housing and food. Some classes are bigger than others, but the honors program is guaranteed to have smaller and more interesting classes, especially for the core curriculum classes. There is a club for anything you can think of, no end of possibilities.

Michal
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southern Illinois University is a pretty good university pending on what you'd like to major in. Bring an aviation management...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Southern Illinois University is a pretty good university pending on what you'd like to major in. Bring an aviation management student (option not listed...), it was an amazing decision for me when compared to Embry Riddle personally since I reside in Illinois. The aviation department truly wants to see you succeed and wants all but the best for you. This was a very good decision that I made for myself, and being a senior now..I don't regret it!

Antonio
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus scene is incredibly wonderful, there are several student events which allow students to socialize and meet others....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus scene is incredibly wonderful, there are several student events which allow students to socialize and meet others. Campus housing is not a personal favorite, however off-campus housing is something to look forward to. Southern Illinois is an amazing rural community, which provides extravagant scenery among the presiding university.

Genny
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a current student here at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, I find this to be an excellent university to attend! I'...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a current student here at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, I find this to be an excellent university to attend! I've had a great time so far, as a freshman, and the academics are great! As far as things to do around Carbondale; you have to really find something to do, but there's always something to do!

Anna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Our campus is very nice! I love the layout and organization of classes. My instructors are extremely helpful and patient, the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Our campus is very nice! I love the layout and organization of classes. My instructors are extremely helpful and patient, they are always available either through email, in office meetings, or some even allow an occasional text to be sent. We have a good amount of Greek life opportunities, extracurricular activity options, a beautiful recreational center, many outdoor exploring areas, close food businesses, and a lot of friendly faces to meet around campus. Yes, I may not yet be fully comfortable with being alone at Carbondale at night due to its reputation, but since being a student here, I have not seen anything done to put me in harms way. We have nice off-campus housing as well that is still close walking distance and some apartments even are pet friendly! We have a local mall with many well known stores as well as strip-malls on almost every main street corner. Local food buisnesses do at home deliveries during the day and some even until 4 a.m when hunger strikes! We have a good amount of night-life bars, local wineries, and places to go out and dance. So far so good with my opinion of SIUC!

Crystal
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm only 4 weeks in, but I'm loving this school so far. College is a lot different (and better) than high school was. The peo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm only 4 weeks in, but I'm loving this school so far. College is a lot different (and better) than high school was. The people that come here actually care (for the most part). They're here for a reason, besides just to goof off. Everybody is genuinely interested and we're all engaging in discussion during class, for the most part.

Dakota
What is your overall opinion of this school?

SIUC is a good school as long as you are one of the "preferred majors" such as aviation, psych, dental... ect. But any other ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

SIUC is a good school as long as you are one of the "preferred majors" such as aviation, psych, dental... ect. But any other major is usually tight on funds. Educationally it is a great school. I am an AG major and my professors are always available, personable, and usually know your name and major within the first week. However the school treats their students as never ending money supplies, and nickel and dime you for every dollar they can. The living arrangements are horrible, the on campus meals are terrible and make people sick, and the supplemental staff is unorganized and difficult to work with. Over all, if you are going to live off campus it's a great school. IF you plan on staying in the dorms for more than one year, look elsewhere.

Samantha
A great experience

An awesome school if you want to work hard and play hard! There is always something to do/join and a party is never far away!...

A great experience

An awesome school if you want to work hard and play hard! There is always something to do/join and a party is never far away! We take school seriously though too and if you can handle both, you can leave with a great education! The Greek system here is big enough where it is fun and worth it to join, but small enough where joining is not required for a good time or a good party. Getting a job on campus can be a little difficult seeing as everyone wants one, but if you have a car getting a nearby job off campus is pretty easy. The food on campus isn't horrible but after one semester you get pretty tired of it. As for the off campus food it is also alright, options are limited and if you're a broke college student you probably can't afford the off campus food. But some places off campus like Jimmy Johns and Taco Bell take debit dog, which is the card we use to do our laundry, and a card most students have their parents fill up! Overall this is a pretty great school, especially if you are on the more social side and love to party.

Jacinda
SIU Carbondale

SIU is overall a great place to study. The food could be a little better, but it's better than some other places I've been to...

SIU Carbondale

SIU is overall a great place to study. The food could be a little better, but it's better than some other places I've been to. The classes a great. The housing is pretty good. Overall, very happy with my decision to study here.

Rizky
SIU

Best for years of my life.

SIU

Best for years of my life.

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

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