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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  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 9,550 undergraduate students. The Southern Illinois Edwardsville acceptance rate is 90%. 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.
About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
90%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
980-1220
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$15,090/ 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
$6,756/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.108 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.107 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,550Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,852
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • We have both laid back and hardworking
    76%
  • Hard working
    10%
  • Laid back
    7%
  • Stressed
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Most people go to the library or study somewhere
    1%

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.125 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.135 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Safe
    57%
  • 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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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.
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Southern Il University Edwardsville is expanding but has maintained a small town feel. It's in a great location right outside of St. Louis, Mo, campus buildings are within walking distance, and easy access to bike-trails. The campus is nice and well-maintained. Good professors and overall university!
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a diverse and inclusive community. It is tight-knit and student-focused, and the professors are knowledgeable in their fields and are passionate when teaching and interacting with students. SIUE's campus is safe, being ranked the 11th Safest College Campus in the nation. Residential life on campus is a great way to stay involved and active in the abundant number of organizations on campus. The city of Edwardsville, IL provides various experiences from local bike paths and trails, to restaurants and shops galore. Only 20 minutes from St. Louis, it is a great way to take a trip across the river. There is never a dull moment on SIUE's campus, whether it be eating a banana split from a canoe or attending a sporting event with the rest of campus. College is what you make it; make your experience worthwhile at SIUE!