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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Overview

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public, state school in the suburban setting of Edwardsville, Illinois. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was founded in 1957 and now enrolls around 13,010 students per year year, which includes 9,967 undergrad students. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides housing for up to 3,572 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for Fall 2023 is May 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville by September 1.

Student Activities at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on the Student Life page.

2022 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.5
In-State Tuition $9,306
Out-of-State $9,306
Percent of Need Met 67%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,287

Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a Good School?


The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is not difficult to get into. Around 98% of applicants get into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville each year. Out of 8,995 applications received in 2022, 8,821 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, around 74% return for the next year. Southern Illinois University Edwardsvillehas a six year graduation rate of 49 for undergrads. 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 for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's endowment was $23.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville spends about $13,522 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville meets 67% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,287 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,890 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Based on this information, does Southern Illinois University Edwardsville seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect 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, in the suburbs of St. Louis.

If you want to see Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for yourself, be sure to 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 22

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 22.

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

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,471

In State

$13,348

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,123
Unknown
Fees
$3,177
$3,177
Housing
$10,171
$10,171
Books
Unknown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is like? There are approximately 13,010 students enrolled at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, including 9,967 undergraduate students and 3,043 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from IL and 15% percent of students are from other states.

81%

Full Time

19%

Part Time

85%

In State

15%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

13,010

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,300

Out-of-State

Unknown

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

May 1
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