Admissions Information

The application fee is $40 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationadmissions.siu.edu/
Online Applicationadmissions.siu.edu/apply/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2-Years Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 95.01% and the yield is 21.00%. 2,788 men and 4,193 women applied to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and 2,621 men and 4,025 women students were accepted. Among them, 681 men and 725 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants6,9872,7884,193
Admitted6,6382,6214,025
Enrolled1,394681725
Acceptance Rate 95.01%94.01%95.99%
Yield 21.00%25.98%18.01%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 608 students (43% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 250 students (18%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 590 and the 25th percentile is 480. The SAT Math score is 570 (75th) and 450 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 28 (75th percentile) and 20 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480590
SAT Math450570
ACT Composite2028
ACT Math1826
ACT English2028
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,154, ACT: 67 - public Research University (high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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