Chances of getting into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.5%
Admission Difficulty for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into SIUE and can I get accepted? The school has a 90% acceptance rate ranking it #61 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,615 out of 6,273 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% 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
1060-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
3%
SAT Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

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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 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 3 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >94%
1175 to 1290 Avg + 90%-94%
1060 to 1175 Avg - 84%-90%
945 to 1060 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 945 Low <76%
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SIUE ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
98%
ACT Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >94%
23 to 26 Avg + 90%-94%
20 to 23 Avg - 84%-90%
17 to 20 Reach 76%-84%
Less than 17 Low <76%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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 90% of all applicants.

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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%

Admission Statistics

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,751 2,522 6,273
Accepted 3,345 2,270 5,615
Acceptance Rate 89% 90% 90%
Enrolled 988 809 1,797
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 36% 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
146

Applicants have 146 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to SIUE before the May 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and what considerations affect 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.