Southern Illinois University Carbondale
United States of America
Established in 1869, the Southern Illinois University is a public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois, united States of America. It is a flagship campus of Southern Illinois University System. The university has satellite branches at Springfield, Edwardsville, Alton and St. Louis. It enrolls students from over 100 countries and all the 50 states of USA.
The university offers more than 300 programs across all levels. Southern Illinois comprises of 11 colleges such as Agricultural Sciences, Applied Sciences and Arts, Business, Education and Human Services, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication & Media Arts, Science, Graduate School, School of Law and School of Medicine. The most popular programs at Southern Illinois University are Education, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Social Sciences. It follows a semester based academic calendar.
The total student population at Southern Illinois University is more than 17,200 of which over 13,000 are enrolled at the undergraduate level. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 15:1 and the acceptance rate is 81%.
The Carnegie Foundation categorized the Southern Illinois University as: "RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity)”. SIU was ranked 218th as a "National University" overall in the 2018 edition of annual college rankings by US News. The university is among the top 5 percent of all U.S. higher education institutions for research. It was ranked 171st among public universities in USA for total research and development expenditures by the National Science Foundation.
Notable Alumni: Gary Miller (ESPN Sports Center anchor), Curt Jones (Founder of Dippin' Dots), Walt Willey (Actor best known for All My Children), Kenny Troutt (Founder of telecommunications company Excel Communications)
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