Southern Illinois University (SIU) at Carbondale was founded in 1869 as the state's second teachers college. It only had 12 academic departments at the time, but since the early days it has expanded to become one of Illinois' most comprehensive public institutions. With more than 100 bachelor's degree programs, 75 master's degree programs and 30 doctorate degree programs, there are plenty of areas to explore.
Whether you're planning to live in university housing or are looking for an off campus apartment, there are tons of things to do on the SIU campus as well as in the surrounding town. Carbondale has a rich history of culture and education. Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the area has two national parks to explore, which are full of fun activities like swimming, hiking and biking. Numerous golf courses and wineries are also located throughout the area for those with more refined tastes.
Local festivals and events cover every month of the calendar in Carbondale, so there's never a shortage of activities. A thriving business community and plenty of great international dining downtown is also accessible to students at SIU. Many unique shops and other luxuries typically associated with a large city are in Carbondale, but the small-town vibe makes it a wonderful place to live.
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