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SIUE is a mid-size institution offering more than 280 highly regarded undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and programs. We are home to 400 international students from 58 nations.

SIUE is known for its welcoming and friendly environment. The University offers strong support for international students with admissions, immigration, academic advising, career placement and cultural integration.

Ranking

72

Established Year

1957

Students

14,142

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About

About University
SIUE is a mid-size institution offering more than 280 highly regarded undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and programs. We are home to 400 international students from 58 nations. SIUE is known for its welcoming and friendly environment. The University offers strong support for international students with admissions, immigration, academic advising, career placement and cultural integration. Acting on the report, in 1957, SIU purchased both a former building of East St. Louis High School and the campus of Shurtleff College in Alton as temporary facilities. Even with all of the research and planning that had gone before, the true need had been underestimated. When the new campuses opened, officials planned on having about 800 students; 1776 enrolled, and enrollment doubled within two years.[18] The dual campus solution was temporary mostly because both facilities were in urban areas with little room for expansion even at the time of purchase. Land for the permanent campus was purchased in 1960—2,660-acre (1,076.5 ha) of farmland. Money for the purchase came from A) contributions from individuals, businesses, industries, labor unions, civic organizations, and PTAs; B) loans from 14 Metro-East banks; and C) state funding.[19] The location, west of Edwardsville, was chosen due to its accessibility via highways, its usability as an educational campus, and its proximity to the major urban areas of the Metro-East.[20] In 1960, a bond issue was voted upon by the residents of Illinois; the measure passed by more than 100,000 votes, providing funds for the construction of the campuses of SIUE and the school now known as the University of Illinois Chicago.[21] A conference entitled Environmental Planning-Edwardsville Campus (EPEC) took place in 1961, highlighting the architectural and spatial design of the future campus.[22] The campus was designed by architects Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum. Ground was broken in 1963[23] and, with the first two buildings (Peck Hall and Lovejoy Library) completed, classes were first held on the Edwardsville campus in fall 1965.[24] A series of dedication ceremonies from 1966 to 1969 highlighted the ongoing growth of the campus.[25] Prior to the development of the Edwardsville campus, six "Divisions of Academic Programs" were established for the SIU Residential Centers in Alton and East St. Louis on March 4, 1960. When the move was made to the new campus in 1965, the "Divisions" became the Schools of Business, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences.[26] The nursing program, which was to become the School of Nursing when the new campus opened, was established in March 29, 1964.[26] On April 18, 1969, the Board of Trustees voted to establish the School of Dental Medicine, which opened in 1972.[26] The School of Engineering originated as the Engineering Department of the School of Science and Technology and was elevated to School status in 1982.[26] Between September 9, 1993 and July 1, 1995 the Schools of Fine Arts, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences and the University College merged to become the College of Arts and Sciences.[26] The newest of SIUE's schools, the School of Pharmacy, began classes in 2005.[27] In 2014, the School of Education was renamed to School of Education, Health and Human Behavior to better represent the diversity and growth of its academic programs.[28] During its early days of rapid growth, the school became increasingly independent of its parent school in Carbondale. In 1971, the SIU Board of Trustees made official the campus's name of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Services:

services
Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, health insurance. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Of the students at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville, 81 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville.

Student Life:

Student Life
SIUE's students come to Edwardsville from throughout the United States and around the world. Slightly less than 88% of the student body is from Illinois, with more than 43% of in-state students from Madison and St. Clair counties.[89] Out-of-state students represent 10.8% of SIUE enrollment and are from 43 of the 50 US states, with the majority being from Missouri.[89] In addition, 3.1% of SIUE's students are native to 51 other nations.[89] Numerous extracurricular activities are available to students, including nearly 260 student organizations, Greek organizations, and sports clubs. Many of the student activities are overseen by the staff of the Kimmel Leadership Center[136] which also offers students the opportunities to engage in community volunteer programs.[137] Among these programs, students can take part in the Student Leadership Development Program, which consists of 60 hours of volunteer service and attending a structured reflection session. Half of the volunteer hours must be completed in the community. Participants can receive credit toward a leadership transcript by documenting service hours and by providing an account of skills obtained and duties performed.[138] The Department of Campus Recreation sponsors a wide variety of intramural sports, club sports, and recreation activities such as group fitness classes, aquatic programs, gym and fitness programs, special events, and outdoor recreation activities and trips.[139] The Greek community at SIUE has 19 fraternities and sororities and four governing councils with a tradition of campus leadership and community involvement.[140] In December 2009, the SIU Board of Trustees approved the "Greek Learning and Living Community," authorizing the renovation and conversion of eight buildings in Cougar Village to a Greek Village so as to provide fraternity and sorority houses on-campus as a part of the university's housing program.[141]

Student Reviews:

Reviews
1.SIUE is a great school for anyone that wants the feeling of being at a big university while paying as little as possible. SIUE became my home away from home and it's proximity to St. Louis offers incredible career opportunities and connections. 2.I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Elementary Education program at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. The campus is incredibly beautiful. On occasion, I would be walking to my car from class and come across a herd of deer grazing. During the fall, the trees and grounds are covered with shades of gold, red, and brown. Truly stunning. As for the Elementary Education program itself, I really appreciated the dedication of the staff. During my time in the program, the requirements for certification were shifting and I felt like everyone was doing their best to inform and prepare us. The professors were as diverse as they come and experts in their respective fields. The program was also very informative on outside opportunities and experiences like volunteering in after school programs in St. Louis. Throughout the program there were workshops to educate us on supplementary information that may not have been provided in the core classes. And lastly, my student teaching experiences were incredible. They make sure to place you in different grade levels in different communities. For example, I was placed in an eighth grade class in a rural community, a third grade class in an urban community, and a fifth grade class in a suburban community. The Elementary Education program at SIUE is truly excellent. 3.I thought SIUE was a wonderful college. I commuted for all four years and found it to be a very commuter friendly campus, as well as an easy campus to live on. I also worked on campus at the library. It was my first job and it was a wonderful job to have while I was going through my degree. My professors all made time to see me when I had questions and they had good, practical experience in the fields they were teaching. I am so glad I chose SIUE.