Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

1 Hairpin Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62026

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Main telephone 618-650-2000
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Educational system Southern Illinois University
Public or private Public
Type of school University
Date founded 1957
Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, First professional, Doctorate, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Suburban (within commuting distance of a large city)
Closest major metropolitan area St. Louis
Campus size 2660 acres
County Madison
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Number of full time, freshmen men 732
Number of full time, freshmen women 913
Total number of full time freshmen 1,645
Number of part time, freshmen men 11
Number of part time, freshmen women 11
Total number of part time freshmen 22
Total number of freshmen men 743
Total number of freshmen women 924
Total number of freshmen 1,667
Number of full time, undergraduate men 4,057
Number of full time, undergraduate women 4,558
Total number of full time undergraduates 8,615
Number of part time, undergraduate men 741
Number of part time, undergraduate women 1,044
Total number of part time undergraduates 1,785
Total number of undergraduate males 4,798
Total number of undergraduate females 5,602
Total number of undergraduate students 10,400
Number of male graduate students 766
Number of female graduate students 1,192
Total number of graduate students 1,958
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 5,564
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 6,794
Total enrollment 12,358
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 2%
Black 13%
Hispanic 4%
White 72%
Race/ethnicity unknown 1%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 14%
Number of states and territories represented 38
Percentage of students from outside the US 1%
Number of countries represented 40
Percentage of students 25 or older 15%
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Tuition year 2020-2021
In-state tuition $9,638
Out-of-state tuition $9,638
Fees $3,096
Room and board (live on campus)* $10,701
* Room and board costs may vary by housing facility and number of meals in meal plan
Academic program/major Yes
Class load (number of credits taken) Yes
Deferment plan (you can pay part of your tuition at the start of the term and the rest at the end of the term) Yes
Installment plan (you can pay tuition in several payments over the course of the term) Yes
Tuition guarantee (you aren't affected by tuition increases; the tuition you pay your first year is the amount you pay all years) Yes
School employees and their children Yes
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2020-2021 academic year.)
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Financial aid contact person Jeremy Baker
Financial aid contact title Interim Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 618-650-3879
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) March 1
School year financial aid data is from 2018-2019
Average financial aid package awarded to freshmen $14,111
For freshmen, percentage of need* met by aid package 74%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to freshmen
Loan $3,355
Scholarship or grant $9,928
Average financial aid package awarded to undergraduates (including freshmen) $12,552
For all undergraduates, percentage of need* met by aid package 63%
Average amount of financial aid awarded to undergraduates
Loan $4,460
Scholarship or grant $8,991
* "Need" as defined for financial aid results from a formula based on a student's situation. The formula considers family and student income, family size, unusual expenses, and the school's costs.
Number of freshmen who applied for aid 1,514
Number of freshmen who received aid 1,176
Number of undergraduates who applied for aid 7,175
Number of undergraduates who received aid 5,821
Percentage of students who took out loans to pay for school 58%
Average student loan debt for last graduating class $22,610
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Institution loans (from the school) Yes
Nursing loans Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Nursing Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
Non-proprietary financial aid data are from ... (Financial aid data are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Admissions contact person Todd Burrell
Admissions contact title Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-447-SIUE
Electronic application website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 2,789
Number of male applicants accepted 2,433
Number of male applicants who enrolled 743
Number of female applicants 4,517
Number of female applicants accepted 3,826
Number of female applicants who enrolled 924
Total number of applicants 7,306
Total number of applicants accepted 6,259
Total number of applicants who enrolled 1,667
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline May 1
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available
Application fee $40
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.0
High school GPA Required for all students
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Written essay or personal statement Required for some students
Other application materials College transcript(s)
Other application materials Required for all students
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Important
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Important
Recommendations Not considered
Application essay Not considered
Character/personal qualities Not considered
Interview Not considered
Talent or ability Not considered
Extracurricular activities Not considered
Level of applicant's interest Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Not considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
Early admissions (select high school students can enroll for college credit) Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Age limit on courses to be transferred No limit
SAT evidence-based reading and writing
400 - 499 16%
500 - 599 53%
600 - 699 28%
700 - 800 3%
Average SAT evidence-based reading and writing score 562
SAT math
Under 400 1%
400 - 499 17%
500 - 599 51%
600 - 699 24%
700 - 800 7%
Average SAT math score 563
ACT score
12 - 17 6%
18 - 23 46%
24 - 29 40%
30 - 36 8%
Average ACT score 24
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.53
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 79%
Percentage in top 25% 48%
Percentage in top 10% 20%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 79%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 28%
Between four and five years 16%
Between five and six years 4%
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Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
First professional Yes
Doctorate Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 881
Student faculty ratio 15:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement For all students
Evenings Yes
On-line/distance learning Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
3-2 degree programs (three-year bachelor's degree and two-year master's degree) are available Yes
Engineering Yes
Domestic exchange available Yes
At these US schools or through this program Illinois Eastern Community College, Kaskaskia College, Lake Land College, Lewis and Clark Community College, Lincoln Land Community College, Rend Lake College, Shawnee Community College, Southeastern Illinois College, St. Charles Community College, St. Louis Community College, Southwestern Illinois College, Illinois Articulation Initiative and Transferology
Study abroad available Yes
Army ROTC Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
External degree program (earn credits through options that require little or no classroom attendance) Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (315)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Discount computer purchase plan available Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Lovejoy Library
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National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
National or local fraternities Yes
National or local sororities Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 270
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Fraternity and Sorority Life, Campus Activities Board, Sports Clubs/Intramurals, Dance Marathon, Student Government
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Percentage of students who live on campus 25%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 75%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students Priority for housing
Housing options Co-ed
Housing is available for students with disabilities Yes
Dorms require a key or code to enter Yes
School owns or operates housing for Married graduate students, single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing availability for married graduate students First come, first served
Housing application deadline May 1
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Housing Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
Other career services Professional Attire Closet
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Grad admissions contact person Bob Skorczewski
Grad admissions contact title Coordinator of International and Graduate Recruitment
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-447-SIUE
Number of full time, male graduate students 300
Number of full time, female graduate students 419
Total number of full time graduate students 719
Number of part time, male graduate students 466
Number of part time, female graduate students 773
Total number of part time graduate students 1,239
Total number of male graduate students 766
Total number of female graduate students 1,192
Total number of graduate students 1,958
Number of undergraduate men 4,798
Number of undergraduate women 5,602
Total number of undergraduate students 10,400
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 5,564
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 6,794
Total enrollment 12,358
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.