Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: Narrative Description

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Edwardsville, IL 62026-0001
Tel: (618)650-2000
Free: 800-447-SIUE
Admissions: (618)650-2298
Fax: (618)692-2081
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Southern Illinois University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1957. Setting: 2,660-acre suburban campus with easy access to St. Louis. Endowment: $9.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $3.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5957 per student. Total enrollment: 13,493. Faculty: 770 (528 full-time, 242 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,579 applied, 81% were admitted. 15% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 79% from top half. Full-time: 9,049 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 1,762 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 48 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 28% live on campus, 12% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Missouri-St. Louis, International Student Exchange Program, MBA program at southwestern Illinois College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $4320 full-time, $144 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,800 full-time, $360 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $859 full-time, $366.50 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5819. College room only: $3389. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 140 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, campus newspaper, University Center Board, International Student Council. Major annual events: Welcome Week, Homecoming, Springfest. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour ID check at residence hall entrances, emergency call boxes located throughout campus. 3,000 college housing spaces available; 2,900 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Lovejoy Library with 788,003 books, 1.7 million microform titles, 14,371 serials, 29,495 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4.6 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon (population more than 24,000) is a suburban St. Louis community with a public library, many churches, museum, YMCA, and hospital facilities nearby. It is located only 30 minutes from Lambert St. Louis International Airport.

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