Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC)

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale can be found in Carbondale, IL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. SIUC has an enrollment of about twelve thousand students.

The majority of students admitted to this school earned an SAT score between 1030 - 1250, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 21 - 28. We were able to estimate the SIUC average GPA (3.13 - 3.52) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 70 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 29 percent continued on to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the SIUC acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 66%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SIUC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Illinois University Carbondale was reported as 66.6% in Fall 2020 with over 5,360 applications submitted to SIUC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SIUC ACT Scores: 21 - 28
  • SIUC Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Illinois University Carbondale?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Southern Illinois University Carbondale, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 76.8%
  • 2017-2018: 76.2%
  • 2018-2019: 72.0%
  • 2019-2020: 66.6%
  • Projected SIUC Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 66.3%

How Does SIUC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southeast Missouri State University86.2%
Saint Louis University-Main Campus58.3%
University of Southern Indiana93.3%
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville85.7%
Webster University56.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SIUC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math510 - 620
Total Score1030 - 1250
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math19 - 27
Composite Score21 - 28
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