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Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Rating: 3.3/5 (9 votes)

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Introduction

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a public university in Edwardsville, Illinois, located just 25 miles from the city of St. Louis. SIUE was first established as a branch of Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the 1950s. Today, the school is located on a 2,660 acre campus, one of the largest in the nation and complete with a number of lakes on campus. There are over 14,000 students enrolled at SIUE at any given time. SIUE has a strong reputation for accomodating veterans and active military personnel and attracts many military-minded students.

The university maintains branch campuses in East St. Louis and Alton as well as several community outreach programs and charter schools in St. Louis. The SIUE East St. Louis Center offers comprehensive training, programs, and service to over 6,000 people a year in the fulfillment of their mission to improve the lives of families and individuals in East St. Louis and surrounding urban communities.

Academics

There are eight schools and colleges at SIUE, including College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and the Graduate School. 68% of undergraduates study in the arts and sciences department, 10% study in the education department, 9% study in the business department, 8% study in the engineering department, and 5% study in the nursing department.

In addition to the main campus, SIUE owns University Park, a 330 acre technology park which serves to connect students with research and work opportunities in their field. Other internships and work opportunities are available at the Southwest Illinois Advanced Manufacturing Center (SIAM), a facility for basic and applied research in the development and improvement of products and processes, as well as the Environmental Resource Training Center (ERTC), the Illinois center for continuing education for water and wastewater systems.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Admissions to SIUE are competitive. Prospective students may apply online. Application requirements include application form, high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, and a modest fee. The average ACT score of incoming first-year students is 22.7.

Prospective students wishing to enter the School of Dental Medicine, Nurse Anesthesia program, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, or Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership should apply separately to the appropriate department.

Financial Aid

SIUE has the lowest tuition of the 12 state universities in Illinois, a draw for many prospective students. In addition to the wide range of state and financial options open to any college or university student in Illinois, SIUE offers several of its own need- and merit-based scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4038th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Demographics

Roughly 54% of undergraduates are female and 46% are male. The average age of students is 24. 90% of students are from the state of Illinois, 8% come from other states (and off those, 75% are from Missouri), and 2% are international students. There is an international student population of more than 400. The most strongly represented countries include Turkey, China, India, Nepal, and Kenya.

Clubs and Organizations

SIUE offers a wide variety of student clubs and organizations to meet various personal and professional interests. The student newspaper at SIUE is The Alestle. It is published online on Tuesdays, in print on Thursdays during the school year, and on Wednesdays in the summer. There are nearly 20 fraternities and sororities on campus.

There is a strong emphasis on volunteerism at SIUE. Participants in the Student Leadership Development Program must complete 60 hours of volunteer service, with at least half of those in the larger Edwardsville community. All enrolled students are eligible to participate.

Living on Campus

Residents include several traditional residence halls and on-campus apartments in the 62-building Cougar Village. The residence halls all feature computer labs, Learning Resource Centers, and social lounges. Focused Interest Communities are based in Bluff Hall. First year students who wish to live on campus will be placed in Prairie Hall, Bluff Hall, or Woodland Hall. Upperclassmen, graduate students, and families may live in Evergreen Hall or Cougar Village Apartments. All residences are furnished, air conditioned, and provide wireless access and cable television access. Each residence hall is fully equipped to house disabled students.

Students at all levels are eligible to live in Focused Interest Communities (FIC), which group students in similar areas of study within the residences and foster community through social events, extracurricular learning opportunities, and field trips. FICs for first year students include business, education, engineering and technology, health professionals, nursing, psychology, future leaders, scholars, sustainability in society, and quest (a FIC for students undecided about their career direction). Upper-class FICs include second year experience, eco-house, cougar enterprises, and international house.

Dining on Campus

There are several dining options on campus, including traditional dining halls and fast food outlets, such as Pizza Hut, Auntie Anne’s, Taco Bell Express, and The Wok.

Child Care

SUIE provides a child care center for the children of enrolled students. College students studying early childhood education participate in practicums at the center.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The athletic department at SIUE is known as the Cougars. The Cougars compete at the intercollegiate level in NCAA Division I. Intervarsity men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Women’s sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. For several decades the university was home to live cougar mascots, but discontinued the practice in the late 1980s. The current “cougar” is Eddie the cougar, who wears a jersey with the number 57 on it to commemorate SIUE’s founding date.

Faculty

The student-faculty ratio at SIUE is 17 to 1. Full-time faculty teach 78% of the classes, part-time faculty teach 19% of classes, and just 3% of classes are taught by graduate assistants.

Bibliography

  • ESLC. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Web. July 26 2011.
  • Factbook. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Web. July 26 2011.
  • Fiske, Edward B. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011. Chicago: Sourcebooks, 2010. Print.
  • Housing. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Web. July 26 2011.
  • Pope, Loren. Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You. New York: Penguin. 2007. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 31st in Illinois and 858th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Illinois and 348th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 4 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 3 0.02
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 12 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 3 0.02
Arrest 34 0.24

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 6 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 4 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 46 0.19
Larceny 384 1.58
Vehicle theft 10 0.04

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate comprehensive
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1713

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 1029th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,626 $6,626 $12,962
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,312 $2,312 $2,360
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $243 $243 $608
FT Graduate Tuition $5,772 $5,772 $13,498
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,718 $1,718 $1,680
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $279 $279 $698
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $23,069 $23,069 $34,013
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $23,069 $23,069 $34,013
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $14,538 $14,538 $25,482

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Dentistry Degree — Tuition $28,552 $85,656
Dentistry Degree — Required Fees $5,347 $5,347
Pharmacology Degree — Tuition $22,764 $27,316
Pharmacology Degree — Required Fees $2,233 $2,233

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $8,865 $9,251 $8,865 $9,251 $18,810 $19,673
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $744 $765
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,051 $8,281
On-Campus – Other Expenses $4,003 $4,062
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $8,051 $8,281
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,003 $4,062
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,003 $4,062

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$30
Graduate Application Fee$30
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 7,646 (2,952 male / 4,694 female)
Admitted 6,437 (2,524 male / 3,913 female)
Admission rate 84%
First-time Enrollment 1,966 (855 male / 1,111 female)
FT Enrollment 1,930 (839 male / 1,091 female)
PT Enrollment 36 (16 male / 20 female)
Total Enrollment13,850

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Basketball Conference Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Ohio Valley Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Ohio Valley Conference

ACT Test Admission

750th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 98%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 26
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 26
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 20 / 25

SAT Test Admission

572nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 2%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 470 / 580
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 480 / 590
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 950 / 1170

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity3,570
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,461
Board Fee$4,240

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 134 245 75 37 9 2,318 74 2,952
Accounting 2 1 1 3 119 1 129
Anthropology 1 18 2 23
Art Therapy/Therapist 1 1 1 7 10
Art/Art Studies, General 2 1 25 29
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1 1 66 68
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 20 8 7 165 4 212
Biotechnology 1 1 2 4
Business Administration and Management, General 2 20 12 3 1 195 6 246
Business/Managerial Economics 2 1 15 1 19
Chemistry, General 6 3 37 46
Civil Engineering, General 4 1 58 1 65
Computer Engineering, General 1 7 8
Computer Science 11 1 30 1 43
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 26 28
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 12 3 1 61 2 81
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 1 1 12 2 19
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 12 1 1 21 2 39
Economics, General 10 1 8 19
Education, Other 1 1 1 3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2 1 1 50 2 56
Educational/Instructional Technology 1 6 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 31 3 3 24 1 63
Elementary Education and Teaching 5 3 1 118 4 132
English Language and Literature, General 1 5 1 72 1 81
Environmental Science 1 1 9 11
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 3 17 1 21
Fine/Studio Arts, General 30 2 35
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 1 2 14 17
Geography 2 1 46 2 51
Health Teacher Education 10 17 1 28
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 3 1 19 2 25
History, General 5 1 48 4 59
Industrial Engineering 26 3 5 1 35
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 5 2 1 33 1 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 2 3
Management Information Systems, General 3 3 1 1 1 61 1 73
Manufacturing Engineering 1 1
Marketing Research 2 2 2 6
Mass Communication/Media Studies 1 13 2 1 56 5 80
Mathematics, General 6 1 2 1 21 32
Mechanical Engineering 8 2 1 1 47 1 60
Museology/Museum Studies 3 1 4
Music Pedagogy
Music, General 3 8 3 25 1 41
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other 1 1 4
Nurse Anesthetist 1 4 19 24
Nursing Administration 8 8
Nursing Education 1 7 8
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Philosophy 1 1 6 1 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 1 23 26
Physics, General 4 1 5
Political Science and Government, General 3 2 2 1 41 2 53
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Psychology, General 1 19 2 1 2 132 2 164
Public Administration 2 14 1 34 2 55
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
Reading Teacher Education 1 1 14 3 19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 14 4 2 184 1 210
Rhetoric and Composition 14 4 50 2 71
School Psychology 8 8
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 1 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 30 1 31
Social Work 11 1 65 2 80
Sociology 1 13 27 43
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 45 1 47
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 1 2 17 20
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 3 1 4 1 10

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 995th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $74,929 ($82,008 male / $59,940 female)
Number of FT Faculty 624 (318 male / 306 female)
Number of PT Faculty 903
FT Faculty Ratio 0.7 : 1
Total Benefits $45,306,452
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