Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville

2014 Quick Stats
Box 1600

Edwardsville, IL 62026

Phone: (618) 650-2000
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
May 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville is a public institution that was founded in 1957. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,341, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 2,660 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 42. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,666 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $20,610 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

SIUE is a public comprehensive university dedicated to the communication, expansion, and integration of knowledge through excellent undergraduate education as its first priority and complementary excellent graduate and professional academic programs; through the scholarly, creative, and research activity of its faculty, staff, and students; and through public service and cultural arts programming in its region.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1957
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $16,458,505


When applying to Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville, it's important to note the application deadline is May 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 81.9%
Application deadline May 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville is 18:1, and the school has 39.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville include: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; Psychology, General; and Elementary Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 30%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 11%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 10%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 8%
Psychology, General 7%
Elementary Education and Teaching 5%

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Student Life

Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,341, with a gender distribution of 46.8 percent male students and 53.2 percent female students. At this school, 30 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 70 percent of students live off campus. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 14,055
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, and health insurance. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville, 81 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville.

Students who have cars on campus 81%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville, 66.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,562.

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In-state tuition and fees $9,666 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $20,610 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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