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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Student Life

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is on a 2,660-acre campus in a suburban setting in Edwardsville, Illinois, not far from St. Louis. There are many activities and organizations for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville also has fraternities and sororities.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has a thriving Fraternity and Sorority Life. In fact, more students participate in Fraternity and Sorority Life than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville include Campus Activities Board, Sports Clubs/Intramurals, Dance Marathon and Student Government.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students' favorite campus traditions are Cougar Welcome, Homecoming and Springfest.

Does Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Offer Student Housing?

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students live off campus. In 2021, 25% of undergrads at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville lived in some kind of on-campus housing. There are 3,572 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,942 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,761 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Athletics

At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, take Interstate 270 to Edwardsville, IL. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lambert-St. Louis International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Illinois you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

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