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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Southern Illinois Edwardsville is an above-average public university located in Edwardsville, Illinois in the St. Louis Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,979 undergraduate students. The Southern Illinois Edwardsville acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Psychology. Graduating 49% of students, Southern Illinois Edwardsville alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,100.
Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026
About Southern Illinois Edwardsville...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

SIUE Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$13,773/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,053/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.90 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.108 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,979Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,854
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
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  • We have both laid back and hardworking
    80%
  • Hard working
    11%
  • Laid back
    8%
  • Most people go to the library or study somewhere
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.126 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.136 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
Report
  • Safe
    58%
  • Confident
    14%
  • Quiet
    10%
  • Supportive
    6%
  • Unorganized
    4%
  • My school is more of a independent learning type.
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.69 responses
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SIUE is such a safe, clean, and beautiful campus. Everyone will have different opinions about every school but I would never choose another school. At SIUE, every single professor I have had cares about their students. At some colleges, many say their professors do not even know their names, but here even in a lecture with 100 kids, I have had professors learn their students names and get to know them. SIUE is very modern with beautiful buildings, inside and out, they are constantly making improvements, the dorms are super nice, and everyone is very friendly! Edwardsville itself is VERY nice and safe with lots of stores and restaurants. Many college towns are run down or not safe, but Edwardsville is beautiful with many things to do and there are many nice off campus apartments too for students such as Axis and The Reserve.
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a great university. The class offerings and academics here are amazing and diverse. Most of the professors that I have experienced are great individuals who are willing to help their students succeed in any way possible. Overall the class selection and teaching organization really provides a strong learning experience.
Along with a strong learning experience, SIUE also provides a very good athletics program. The program offers Division 1 Sports such as basketball, baseball, soccer, and much more. SIUE also offers a wide range of Division 3 Club Sports. Overall, the athletics at the university are great all-around.
With strong learning and great athletics, SIUE also offers excellent campus and student life. The university makes its students top priority. SIUE makes sure to provide opportunities in which their students have a fun, yet impacting campus experience. Overall, SIUE is a fantastic University.
Good state university that offers return on investment.
I know many people who have also graduated from this school and have given faculty high praise.
The price of books is also covered in with your tuition which is amazing!
The only real drawback I've found to this school so far is that the campus was designed for students to be constantly walking. Though this is nice in fair weather the winters in the midwest can be punishing, and the school never ever cancels classes. That makes far walks to the buildings from parking lots awful.