Southern Illinois University is a multicampus state
university comprising two institutions: Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(SIUC) and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). SIUE is located on
2,660 acres of rolling wooded land along the bluffs east of the Mississippi
River near Edwardsville, Illinois. Its modern architecture complements the
terrain and reflects the natural landscape that attracts many visitors. In
addition to its main campus at Edwardsville, SIUE administers the SIU School of
Dental Medicine in Alton, Illinois; a Center in East St. Louis, Illinois; and a
service center on the campus of Southwestern Illinois College, formerly
Belleville Area College, in Belleville, Illinois.
The Universitys East St. Louis Center provides
educational, health care, cultural and community services to students and local
residents. It houses:
- a computer lab and classrooms
- the Katherine Dunham Center for the Performing Arts
- a dental clinic
- a nurse-managed health care facility
- an optometry clinic.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville serves the most
populous region of downstate Illinois. Interstate highways make it easily
accessible to an area that includes 2.5 million people.
The Edwardsville campus is 25 minutes from downtown
St. Louis, Missouri.