Southern Illinois University Carbondale, with an enrollment of 18,000 students, is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system. Founded in 1869, SIU Carbondale has a Carnegie distinction of Doctoral/Extensive, a rank given to only the top 3.8 percent of colleges and universities in the United States.
Associate, baccalaureate, graduate and professional programs are available through the colleges of Agricultural Sciences; Applied Sciences and Arts; Business and Administration; Education and Human Services; Engineering; Liberal Arts; Mass Communication and Media Arts; Science; the Graduate School; School of Law; and School of Medicine.
The 1,133-acre main campus features a research library with more than 2.4 million volumes. Morris Library, a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries, recently completed a $42 million expansion and renovation, the largest capital project in the history of the campus. SIU Carbondale also is home to one of the largest student unions in the U.S., a 214,000-square-foot recreation center and the 3,100-acre Touch of Nature Environmental Center. Students interested in extra-curricular activities choose from 450 student organizations, ranging from student government to Greek life to publications, departmental clubs, religious organizations and sports/recreational clubs.
Carbondale, population 27,000, is 90 miles southeast of St. Louis, Mo. Within 10 miles of the campus, students have the opportunity to both relax and study in two state parks and four recreational lakes. Much of the area is part of the 240,000-acre Shawnee National Forest.
To visit SIU Carbondale's Web site, go to: http://www.siu.edu/
Admissions information is available at: http://www.admissions.siu.edu/
- Founded : 1869
- Mascot: The Saluki - An Egyptian Racing Dog
- School Colors: Maroon & White
- Total Enrollment Fall 2015: 17,292
- Interim Chancellor: Dr. Brad Colwell - http://www.chancellor.siu.edu/
- Major Courses of Study: 200