Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)

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SIUE can be found in Edwardsville, IL, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 14,000 students are enrolled at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to SIUE. A score between 1020 - 1220 on the SAT exam, or 20 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the SIUE average GPA (3.06 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 86% of all applicants are admitted to SIUE, from which 27 percent choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the SIUE acceptance rate 2021 will be around 81%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SIUE Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was reported as 85.7% in Fall 2020 with over 7,310 applications submitted to SIUE. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SIUE ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • SIUE Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into SIUE, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SIUE has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 89.3%
  • 2017-2018: 89.5%
  • 2018-2019: 87.4%
  • 2019-2020: 85.7%
  • Projected SIUE Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 81.2%

How Does SIUE Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is fifty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Saint Louis University-Main Campus58.3%
University of Missouri-St Louis73.0%
Washington University in St Louis13.9%
Webster University56.9%
Lindenwood University87.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SIUE (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math510 - 610
Total Score1020 - 1220
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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