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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Illinois

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville overview
Location Edwardsville, Illinois
Online siue.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), located in Edwardsville, Illinois, offers a comprehensive educational environment on a sprawling 2,660-acre campus characterized by its modern architecture and green spaces. Situated about 25 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, SIUE was established in 1957 as an extension of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The university provides a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on the Schools of Business, Engineering, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The institution maintains a moderately selective admissions process. SIUE features on-campus housing options, including residential halls and apartments, catering to a significant portion of the student body. While the university participates in NCAA Division I athletics as part of the Ohio Valley Conference, its prominence in sports is not a defining attribute of the institution's profile.

In the most recent statistical year 9,325 prospective students applied, and 9,093 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,866 enrolled in the school.  9,275 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,244 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $9,306 plus fees of $3,252. SIUE is ranked 506 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












SIUE is rated within the top 46% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville overview
SAT 930/1160
ACT 19/26
GPA 3.54

Applications Accepted

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville overview
Applications Due May 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$956
Other Fees$3,252
Room and Board $10,272
Budget for Other Expenses$3,076
Total One Year Cost$26,862

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$47,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Health Professions 12%
Education 11%
Biology 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149231 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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