Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, founded in 1957, is a public, comprehensive university. Its art therapy program is the only one of its kind in St. Louis. The School of Nursing and the music and psychology departments are very competitive and have excellent reputations. The music department has recently expanded and offers a state-of-the-art recording studio and acoustically sound rehearsal rooms. The School of Nursing recently approved a degree program offering a master's for nurse practitioners. SIUE is the only St. Louis-area university to offer a textbook rental program for undergraduate students. A third residence hall is scheduled to open fall 2001, increasing on-campus living space for 500 additional students. The new engineering building opened in fall 2000. SIUE's 2,660-acre campus is located in Edwardsville, 18 miles southwest of St. Louis.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
10,400
Undergraduates
4,795
Men - 46.1%
5,606
Women - 53.9%
2,661
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 7,306 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.53
SAT Math
563 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
562 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
Not reported
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
$10,701
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$14,111
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,610
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
610
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
16%
10-19
21%
20-29
30%
30-39
13%
40-49
8%
50-99
10%
Over 100
1%
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St. Louis Population
24,663
Nearest Metropolitan Area
St. Louis
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
25% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cory Cougar
Sororities
12% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
2.4%
Black/African-American
13.8%
Hispanic/Latino
4.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73.6%
Unknown
1.1%
International Students
1.4% from 40 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported