Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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SIU Edwardsville Admissions Overview:

Since the school admits around 9 out of every 10 applicants each year, students with solid grades and test scores have a strong chance of being accepted. Students interested in applying will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or the ACT. For complete instructions and requirements, be sure to check out the school's admissions webpages.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Description:

Located just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) allows students to take advantage of the city's opportunities while enjoying the woodlands of a 2,660-acre campus that overlooks the Mississippi River. SIUE students come from 42 states and 50 countries. The primary focus of the university is undergraduate education, and the university with its 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio takes pride in the interactions fostered between students and their professors.

The university has a well-regarded "Senior Assignment" program in which seniors work with the faculty to complete a capstone project. On the athletic front, the SIUE Cougars compete in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,142 (11,720 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 85% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,008 (in-state); $23,536 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $840 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,211
  • Other Expenses: $2,768
  • Total Cost: $23,827 (in-state); $36,355 (out-of-state)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,071
    • Loans: $6,258

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, History, Mass Communications, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 39%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Wrestling, Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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