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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Overview

Located in Edwardsville, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public institution. SIUE is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$20,070 Avg Cost After Aid
98% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at SIUE is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SIUE.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 72% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from SIUE makes roughly $54,293 a year. This is 33% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?


Contact details for SIUE are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Il State Rte 157, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1259
Phone: 888-328-5168

How Do I Get Into SIUE?

You can apply to SIUE online at:

Admission Requirements for SIUE

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SIUE?

98% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
49% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 98%, SIUE is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 98%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Average Test Scores

About 49% of students accepted to SIUE submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 590. Math scores were between 450 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 470 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 450 to 570 )
SIUE received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 26. Math scores were between 17 and 26. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Math Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 17 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

$20,070 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SIUE is $20,070. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SIUE, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,021 a year. That adds up to $24,084 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SIUE is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,089 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,967 undergraduate students at SIUE, with 8,089 being full-time and 1,878 being part-time.


There are also 3,043 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,089 full-time undergraduates at SIUE, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 200
Black or African American 1,130
Hispanic or Latino 451
White 5,658
International Students 195
Other Races/Ethnicities 455

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at SIUE. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Turkey, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

2,990 Took All Classes Online
10,490 Took At Least One Class Online
82.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 10,490 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SIUE has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 20th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of SIUE

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was 82.0%. This is the #478 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SIUE regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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