Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public university located in Edwardsville, Illinois, roughly twenty miles from St. Louis, Missouri. Also known as SIUE or simply The E, it is a co-educational, four-year school and part of the Southern Illinois University system. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has designated SIUE as a Master's College and University.

SIUE students can pursue more than 50 Bachelor's degrees and certificates, nearly 60 Master's degrees and post-Master's certificates, and Doctorates in a variety of fields, including educational administration, nursing, pharmacy and dental medicine. Through a partnership with Southern Illinois University Carbondale, students may earn PhD's in engineering, education and history. In addition to academic programs, SIUE offers continuing education programs in many different fields.

Most SIUE students are residents of Illinois. Non-resident and foreign students make up about 10 percent of the student body. SIUE alumni includes many who have been prominent in business, government, science, athletics, medicine and the entertainment industry.

The school's athletic mascot is the Cougar. The SIU Edwardsville Cougars compete in Division I of the NCAA's Ohio Valley Conference. SIUE also has a wide variety of extracurricular activities, such as honor societies, sports clubs, student clubs, and sororities and fraternities.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

SIUE offers loans, grants, scholarships, student employment, graduate employment/assistanceships, and veteran's funding to help students defray the cost of attendance.

Library System

The Lovejoy Library is named for abolitionist newspaper editor Elijah Lovejoy, who was killed in 1837. The library itself was established in 1965 and has approximately 800,000 volumes, 1.3 million microforms, 540,000 U.S. documents, 150,000 maps and aerial photos and 34,000 sound recordings.

Student Housing

Bluff Hall, Prairie Hall and Woodland Hall are meant to house first-year students, while upperclassmen, graduate students and families live in Evergreen Hall or Cougar Village Apartments. All units are fully furnished with utilities provided.

General Information

Admission Office

Campus Box 1600, Rendleman Hall, Rm 2120

Edwardsville, IL 62026-1600

(618) 650-3705

(800) 447-7483

Fax: (618) 650-5013

[email protected]

Contact: Todd Burrell

Director of Admissions
Main Address

Edwardsville, IL 62026

(618) 650-2000

Total undergrads: 10,977

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,922

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,892

Graduate enrollment: 2,113


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 89%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Construction/Building Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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