Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL

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About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Situated less than a half-hour northeast of St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) strives for the feel of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a university. The university was created in 1957 as a second campus for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC). It now serves over 14,000 students with 43 undergraduate, 41 master's, and 2 professional doctoral degrees. SIUE and SIUC also offer 3 cooperative doctoral degrees between them. SIUE itself has branch campuses in East St. Louis and Alton. As of 2011, the majority of undergraduates majored in the arts and sciences, while the most popular programs for graduate students were the MBA and study in education.


There are 7 degree-granting colleges within SIUE. The university hosts the only pharmacy program in southern Illinois in the School of Pharmacy that leads to a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. The school was founded in 2005 and received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in 2009. The School of Nursing offers certificates as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees. Nursing students learn in classrooms, simulation laboratories, and one-on-one mentoring relationships with faculty members. Each student is guaranteed clinical placement in an agency within the metro St. Louis area. Those interested in the School of Dental Medicine also have access to hands-on learning through a state-of-the-art clinic in Alton and a community clinic in East St. Louis serving around 8,000 patients a year. SIUE offers the only dental school in Illinois outside of Cook County.

The School of Education is also dedicated to this style of applied learning, requiring all students in its programs to spend their last semester in a full-time teaching assignment in one of SIUE's 200 partner schools. The School of Engineering works with the Southwest Illinois Manufacturing Center (SIAM) to help students apply research and development learned in the classroom. The school offers bachelor's and master's degrees as well as a doctorate in Engineering Science. The School of Business offers Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International-accredited programs in accounting, computer management and information systems, economics and financing, and management and marketing. Several master's degrees, including the MBA, are available for study. In all programs within the School of Business, students are encouraged to work with the Career Development Center towards an internship or co-op experience.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) serves every student in SIUE's general education curriculum, but also offers degrees in nearly 30 departments. These degrees include study in history, mathematics, chemistry, theater, speech communication, classics, and anthropology, among many others. Graduate students have access to the Graduate School for help with professional connections and specified advice about financial aid and scholarships.


The general priority deadline for applications is December 1; the final deadline for fall admission is July 27. Students wishing to apply to SIUE, especially graduate students, should check for additional application deadlines and requirements within their desired program.

Tuition & Financial Aid

As a public school, there are differences between the university's in-state and out-of-state tuition. Scholarships, grants, student and parent loans, and work/study opportunities are available for those interested in an SIUE education. Applicants should be sure to check with the Office of Financial Aid for the possibilities offered.

School Type Public, 4 year**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctorates, certificate programs**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semester*
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body 14,235 students (11,428 undergraduate) in 2011**
Student Housing First-year students have 3 residence hall options; upperclassmen and graduate students have 2 living communities to choose from*
Schools and Programs 7 degree-conferring colleges; 43 undergraduate, 41 master's, and 2 professional doctoral degree programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 17:1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011:
Bachelor's: Business Administration and Management, General (258)
Master's: Business Administration and Management, General (69)
Doctoral: Pharmacy (78)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 23% (in 4 years)
46% (in 6 years)
49% (in 8 years)**
Admission Rate 80% of 2011-12 applicants admitted**
First-Year Retention Rates In 2010-11: 70% of full-time students
33% of part-time students**
Average ACT score of admitted students In Fall 2011: 22.4*
Undergraduate Application Due Date For fall admittance, general deadline: July 27
Tuition $4,625.45 per semester for in-state undergraduate students
$9,836.45 per semester for out-of-state undergraduate students
(Fall 2012 and Spring 2013)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percentage of Students Receiving it) In 2010-11:
Federal grants (38%)
State and local grants (29%)
Institutional grants/scholarships (18%)
Federal loans (62%)
Other student loans (2%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 82% in 2010-11**

Sources: *Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, **College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics

Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions, Box 1047, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047
  • Phone Number: (618) 650-3705 or (800) 447-SIUE
  • Website:

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