College Spotlight: Southern Illinois University


Lauren Wildoner, Messenger Reporter & Artwork Coordinator

-SIU is located in Carbondale, Illinois

     -It takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get to campus from Paducah

     -Ranked among the top 5 percent of all U.S. higher education institutions for research

     -Has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,031, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,136 acres

     -Utilizes a semester-based academic calendar

     -Southern Illinois University–Carbondale is ranked #214 in National Universities  (Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.) -U.S. News

     -Fall 2015 acceptance rate: 81%

     -Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,031, with a gender distribution of 54 percent male students and 46 percent female students (Fall 2015)

Fun Fact!: The school mascot is a Saluki- a dog! SIU takes pride in being the Salukis. “…the Saluki defines our culture in our hometown and in the hearts of our proud alumni.”