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About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Edwardsville, Illinois. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was founded in 1957 and now enrolls around 12,860 students a year, including 9,942 undergrads.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers housing for up to 3,572 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's endowment was $23.055 million For each full-time student, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville spends about $13,522. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville employs one full-time professor for every 15 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Average GPA 3.6
In-State Tuition $9,123
Out-of-State $18,246

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's regular decision application deadline is May 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by September 1.

Early Admission at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville does not offer early decision or early action.

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Around 85% of applicants get into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville each year. Last year, 8,773 students applied to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and 7,461 were admitted.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Waitlist

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, applicants must submit the following items.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Other Requirements college transcript(s)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.6 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Does Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Require the ACT or SAT?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.


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Dorms at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Yes! Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides on-campus housing for up to 3,572 students.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students are active in the school's Fraternity and Sorority Life, Campus Activities Board and Sports Clubs/Intramurals. Cougar Welcome, Homecoming, and and Springfest are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Financial Aid at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville meets 65% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,546 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

About 78% of students who start at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville return for their second year of college. Out of the 2,093 students who started at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as first-time freshman, 685 graduate within four years.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 52%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $23,965 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a good school for you?

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Where is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is located in the suburban setting of Edwardsville, Illinois, less than an hour from St. Louis.

If you want to see Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 270 to Edwardsville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lambert-St. Louis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Edwardsville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1 Hairpin Dr Edwardsville, IL 62026

Campus Setting: Suburban

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 23

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is Jul 23.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville ACT Scores

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$23,020

In State

$32,143

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,123
$18,246
Fees
$3,096
$3,096
Housing
$10,801
$10,801
Books
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is like? There are approximately 12,860 students enrolled at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, including 9,942 undergraduate students and 2,918 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from IL and 16% percent of students are from other states.

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Full Time

19%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,860

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

85%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,219

Out-of-State

$21,342

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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