SIUE Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into SIUE and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #57 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,605 out of 6,410 applicants were admitted making Southern Illinois University Edwardsville an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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SIUE SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT45%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||500|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1115 to 1220||Avg +||87%-92%|
|1010 to 1115||Avg -||80%-87%|
|905 to 1010||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 905||Low||<70%|
SIUE ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT53%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||28|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SIUE?
Admission data indicates that SIUE regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>92%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||87%-92%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||80%-87%|
|18 to 21||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 18||Low||<70%|
Avg. High School GPA3.36*
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.36 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SIUE accepts 87% of all applicants.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||27%||35%||30%|
What are the requirements for admission to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149231 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Frequently Asked Questions
45% of students submit their SAT scores to SIUE. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
87% of those who apply are granted admission to SIUE. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1220. 45% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.