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Southwestern Illinois is a public college located in Shiloh Valley Township, Illinois in the St. Louis Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,551 undergraduate students. The Southwestern Illinois acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Welding. Graduating 38% of students, Southwestern Illinois alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,000.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities447 Graduates
Natural Sciences269 Graduates
Nursing Assistant198 Graduates
Machine and Metal Working161 Graduates
Fire Science and Fire Fighting142 Graduates
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)105 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science100 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration55 Graduates
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Southwestern Illinois College Reviews
I really appreciate SWIC. It instilled in me the passion to want to learn more and pursue a Bachelor's Degree... I may even go on to graduate school. My professors were amazing at their jobs and taught with passion. Shout out to Mr. Arnold, Dr. Hunter, Mr. Shannon, Mr. Zeigler, Mrs. Nagel, Mr. Monroe, Dr. Cherry, Mrs. Presson, Mr. Bilyeu, and Mrs. Branlund. They really made learning fun and enjoyable. Anyone who says SWIC professors don't care hasn't taken either of these professors. SWIC is also in a nice location. I will say some of the advisors could be more helpful but Mrs. Keisha was always happy to help me with my schedules. I would advise taking classes two days a week as that helped me out a lot and also check your professors out on ratemyprofessor before choosing them. Good luck!
I enjoyed every single class I took. Professors were understanding, students were friendly. The Music Department and Film Department are absolutely amazing - I learned so much being in choir and making movies. There are so many good places to study on campus and its just across the street from several restaurants. The only thing that let me down was the Theatre Department. I did not feel very supported by those professors at all, which was really unfortunate. But overall, I loved my time there. I'm so happy to have gone there, met so many great people, and had such amazing classes.
My experience with SWIC has been really great! All of my teachers have all shown that they care about me doing more than passing my classes, but also that I actually learning the material. There's also a place to go to for tutoring in almost all types of classes; I spent a lot of time in the math tutoring department (my math teacher gave us extra credit to put towards our exams for studying in there) and all of the tutors were so nice and genuinely wanted to help me and see me succeed in my class. Overall, I'm very happy and thankful for my experience here at SWIC.