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
9,942
Undergraduates
4,375
Men - 44%
5,568
Women - 56%
2,918
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 8,773 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,994
Out-of-state: $35,117
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,219
Out-of-state: $21,342
Room and Board
$10,801
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$14,546
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,965
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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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Edwardsville Population
25,189
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
2.6%
Black/African-American
13.3%
Hispanic/Latino
5.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
73.2%
Unknown
1.4%
International Students
1.5% from 35 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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