The Best of Both Worlds
With all the brains of a nationally ranked research university and all the heart of a small college, SIU is where you want to be.
You’ll find the hands-on opportunities, top-ranked programs, and indispensable resources you need to develop intellectually and professionally. And a collaborative, supportive community that enables you to thrive. Plus, a serene wooded campus.
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is the quintessential college environment. It offers everything you need plus some things you never considered before. The experience forms around you. So let’s get started.
WE WANT TO MEET YOU
Let's talk about what you're looking for and how SIU can deliver.
ON CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE
Tours, chats and info to help you understand the full Saluki experience.
Friday, October 9, 2015
SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT
Meet one-on-one to get specific answers and details related to your interests.
SIU on the Road
We will be visiting a town near you. Come say hello.
September 2015 - December 2015
You don't have to attend an event to pick up a view book.
Admitted students should view the Welcome Kit
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SIU will be at the regional Illinois Collegiate Expo. How about you?
Freshman Application Deadlines
Apply by Dec 1 to enroll Spring 2016
Apply by May 1 to enroll Summer 2016
Apply by May 1 to enroll Fall 2016
Applications submitted beyond deadlines will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
There are more than 400 Registered Student Organizations.
Some are affiliated with your major, some with your career goals and some are purely for fun.
Reap what you sow
"I took advantage of the extras that make a resume stand out—student council, Alpha Kappa Psi, American Marketing Association, internships—and networked with other campus leaders. So at graduation, a marketing career was waiting for me at John Deere.”
~Allison Niendek '08
For the love of the game
"I wouldn’t be the sports reporter at WSIL-TV without my experience on River Region Evening Edition. SIU taught me to jump in and get your hands dirty to really learn the craft. I practiced how to put together a story and correctly shoot the camera. Now I’m nostalgic when I cover Saluki Athletics.”
~Bret Beherns '10
“SIU made it easy for me to earn my degree through an off-campus military program. I remember one teacher in particular: Mrs. Thiesse. She was intimidating and tough at first. But now I have confidence when I write or present, which is essential in pharmaceutical sales.”
~Amber Menninger '06
Return on investment
“Every day at Deloitte and Touche, I draw on what I learned in my undergrad and masters programs at SIU. Beyond knowledge specific to my field, I have the leadership skills and drive to make informed decisions. I believe my mentors and faculty instilled that in me.”
~Fresnel Houecande '08, '10
Success by design
“When I was at SIU, I had an idea to help students swap their used textbooks—without cost. Professors connected me to the right resources to bring my idea to life. Now I’ve launched my own website.”
~Patrick Wells '08