Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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While you are deciding which school to attend, we encourage you to learn more about SIUE.

More than 13,000 students chose Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Here are some reasons why SIUE is on the rise.

Affordable and Accredited

SIUE is accredited by more than 35 accrediting agencies. Our School of Business is one of only 2% of business schools in the world with the prestigious AACSB accreditation in business and accounting, and our School of Engineering maintains accreditation from ABET—the same standards used at MIT, Stanford and other top engineering schools.

We help students afford college, so they can reach their educational goals. Students received $14,099 on average last year from financial aid awards, and tuition is locked in for four years after you enroll.

A Welcoming Campus

With students from 42 states and 57 nations and more than 250 student organizations, you will quickly find your place.

SIUE is nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity. We received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for the seventh consecutive year, and our LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate index score is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Location and New Facilities

One of SIUE’s best qualities is its location. The city of Edwardsville, home to SIUE, is ranked among the nation’s top 25 safest college towns by Safewise in its 2019 Safest College Towns list. Edwardsville/Glen Carbon is a vibrant, student-friendly community featuring a great mix of restaurants, shops and entertainment options. Niche ranks Edwardsville one of the 2021 Best College Locations in Illinois.

SIUE is ranked 9th in the nation among YourLocalSecurity's 2020 Safest College Campuses in America among institutions with more than 5,000 students. SIUE is No. 2 in Illinois and ranked ahead of all institutions in Missouri. Our beautiful and safe 2,660-acre campus is just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect atmosphere to study, eat, exercise and relax with your friends. 

Academic Options

Choose from 350+ areas of study. Can’t decide? SIUE’s Career Development Center can help you find a major and a career that fits your goals, interests and personality.

Transfer Friendly

More than 40% of our new students transfer to SIUE from other institutions. We understand the importance of finding the right academic program and transferring your coursework to SIUE. Plus, we offer transfer scholarships for qualifying students.

A Successful Career

The average starting salary for SIUE graduates is $51,400. That’s more than Illinois State, Indiana State, University of Missouri St. Louis… the list goes on (

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