Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a nationally recognized, public institution offering students high-quality education programs and excellent scholarship opportunities. SIUE is classified as a Doctoral/Professional University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, recognizing its contribution to research.
It features a 2,660-acre campus in a stunning setting, overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River valley, , and is ranked amongst America's Top Colleges (Forbes Magazine). Students have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities across new engineering, art and design, and science buildings with a focus on research labs and design spaces.
SIUE's student body includes representation of more than 60 countries across a population of nearly 13,000 students. They study at one of America's safest and most welcoming campuses, with the chance to get involved with more than 250 student organizations. SIUE received the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED Award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus
Located a short drive away of the metropolitan city of St Louis, students can access various job opportunities, internships and full-time employment with major international companies. A dedicated careers service ensures students are in the best position to take advantage of these opportunities. Nearly 90% of international students who graduate from SIUE and apply for the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program secure a temporary employment position with a company in the U.S.
SIUE provides low tuition fees which are extremely competitive within the U.S. education market. This is offset by a commitment to providing its diverse students with an outstanding education, with over USD 148 million worth of scholarships available each year, including many scholarship and assistantship opportunities for international students.
Numerous varsity sports teams represent the university at NCAA Division 1 level, with the school ranked 13th among U.S. public institutions for graduating student athletes.