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About SIUE

You can become part of the excitement that is SIU Edwardsville, a nationally recognized university that educates and develops professional and community leaders through its excellent faculty and programs. With a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1, we offer the advantages of a small, liberal arts college with the lowest tuition of all 12 state universities in Illinois.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is located in southwestern Illinois in the town of Edwardsville, which has a population of 21,500. Only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis -with its nationally known Fortune 500 companies, professional sports, cultural offerings and transportation that puts you within minutes of anywhere in the Metro Area- SIUE is situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodlands atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River's rich bottom land.


SIUE students experience four distinct seasons, with winter temperatures averaging 32°F (0°C) and summer temperatures averaging 80°F (27°C).

The Office of International Programs

The Office of International Programs serves international students studying at SIUE, and SIUE students seeking to study abroad. The staff of both International Student and Scholar Services and the Study Abroad Office look forward to exploring ways to work with you help you achieve your educational goals. Please acquaint yourself with the rich opportunities and resources available at SIUE, and contact us with any questions you may have.

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