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SIU Carbondale is a comprehensive research university that offers a vast array of excellent undergraduate and graduate academic programs on one of the most attractive campus settings in the United States. Students from every state in the union and 112 different countries come to Carbondale to learn, interact, and pursue their future goals and directions. We pride ourselves on being a national research university with the heart of a small college. While there are many positives about the University, we are particularly proud of the following:

  • SIU Carbondale is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a Research University (high research activity), one of only 76 public universities that holds this prestigious designator.
  • SIU Carbondale is a large family with over 20,000 students and over 200,000 graduates located throughout the world.
  • SIU Carbondale is rated by U.S. News and World Reports as one of its Best Colleges for 2013. We are ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation.
  • SIU Carbondale is well known for its diverse student population. We received the first-ever Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.
  • SIU Carbondale's faculty represents a talented group of individuals with exceptional academic and professional credentials. Over 80% of full-time instructional faculty hold the doctorate or terminal degree in their field.
  • SIU Carbondale offers degrees in 88 undergraduate programs and 110 graduate and professional programs. Many of our programs are nationally recognized and certified by professional and academic accrediting bodies.
  • Over $215 million dollars in financial aid and scholarships are awarded annually to SIU Carbondale students. Financial help is awarded to nearly 80% of our students.
  • SIU Carbondale is also selected to be featured in The Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges 2012 edition.
  • The Princeton Review named SIU Carbondale's College of Business as one of the nation's "Best 296 Business Schools" for 2013.
  • SIU Carbondale has developed an excellent strategic plan that provides an exciting blue print for the future direction of the university.

 Our goal is to become one of the best public, student-responsive research universities in the United States. We encourage you to learn more about Southern Illinois University Carbondale by viewing our Fact Book, View Book, and websites for each academic college and school, and by taking time to visit our beautiful campus and to let our students, faculty, and staff tell you about your future university.