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Chances of getting into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.4%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SIUE SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
45%
SAT Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville admission chances by SAT score
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%
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SIUE ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville admission chances by ACT score
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%
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SIUE GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.36*
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into SIUE. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.36 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

75% of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 17%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 75%
Bottom 50% of class 25%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,850 2,560 6,410
Accepted 3,318 2,287 5,605
Acceptance Rate 86% 89% 87%
Enrolled 898 808 1,706
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 35% 30%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
221

Applicants have 221 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Southern Illinois University Edwardsville prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of students submit their SAT scores to SIUE. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

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.

What SAT score is required for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

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.

What ACT score is required for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 53% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.