Review of Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar_gray By: Nikki F., Alum Posted: September 20, 2010

My review

The Good:

The best thing about SIU is the atmosphere and learning environment. The school has great acadmic programs with good reputations, but it's relaxed atmosphere and small town feel really make you comfortable and less stressed.

The Bad:

The worst thing about SIU, in my oppinion, is the football team. They don't give the students much to cheer about very often. The Basketball team is usually good though.

Would I do it again?

Yes, I loved SIU. The academics are 1st rate. The surrounding area is beautifull, with tons of hiking, camping, rock climbing, swimming and vinyards. The weather is usually fantastic. The town is quaint but has a great transportation system and a fun nightlife. It's also close to a lot of fun southern cities, like Memphis and Nashville. Overall just a great, fun, school with a relaxing learning environment and a beautiful campus.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Program/Major

The financial aid process did not matter as I did not apply for any aid.

Professors are generally Accessible

The night life is Memorable

Every student at this school needs hiking boots

Most students spend their Saturday nights at parties, bars or sporting events

About the reviewer

Went to LaSalle-Peru Township High School

You might also consider Illinois State University, UICU

Favorite class is Psychology

Favorite professor is Don't remember

Favorite activity is Basketball and Baseball games

Another awesome thing is The campus is beautiful and easy to get around

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? just apply

I wish I knew how to rock climb

Preparation for the workforce

Time needed to find a job post-graduation 1-6 months

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