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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 University Edwardsville is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
Il State Rte 157
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Website
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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
89%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
898-1063
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,360/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,048/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,466/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,922/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,282/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,482/ year
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,908Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • We have both laid back and hardworking
    79%
  • Hard working
    11%
  • Laid back
    8%
  • Most people go to the library or study somewhere
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.119 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Safe
    59%
  • Confident
    16%
  • Quiet
    9%
  • Supportive
    5%
  • Unorganized
    5%
  • My school is more of a independent learning type.
    3%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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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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!
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The professors I had who were employed permanently by the university were all excellent. There was one visiting professor who was exceptionally bad and, unfortunately, was teaching the capstone course for my major. He is no longer with the university.

The campus is beautiful and very safe and has adequate public transportation available to Edwardsville and St. Louis. Uber and Lyft are also available in Edwardsville.

While athletics seem to comprise a significant portion of the student body, the events don't seem to be a big part of the culture.

SIUE is an excellent school in a great community. I highly recommend it!
When I first started looking at colleges, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville was one on my list. I did what most high school seniors do, took a tour of the college. When the tour first started, I wasn't sure if I was going to pick SIUE to attend. As the tour went on, I fell in love with the school. When the tour was over, I knew that this was the college I wanted to attend. After applying and being accepted, I attended Spring Board for incoming freshman. Spring Board made me fall in love with the college even more and I couldn't wait to start classes in August. I must admit, I struggled a little bit my first semester, but it made me realize that my first intended major was not for me. It is now my second semester and I am taking general classes for Nursing! The classes I am enrolled in now have me excited to see what the future holds. I can't wait to further my education with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.