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Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University

Established in 1957, SIUE has grown from 1,776 students to more than 13,000 total students. Situated on 2,660 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and lakes, the University is a valuable educational and community resource in Southwestern Illinois. Many choose SIUE for its small class size and personal attention from faculty. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1, students interact with professors while attending classes often taught by graduate students at other universities.

SIUE offers an outstanding faculty, affordable tuition, an architecturally distinguished campus, a suburban setting, and easy access to the professional and cultural opportunities of metropolitan St. Louis, just 25 minutes from campus.

SIUE is a vibrant, growing premier metropolitan university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, and Nursing and professional degrees in Dentistry and Pharmacy. More than 26 percent of the University’s undergraduate students - some 3,000 students - live on campus.


An economic impact study from the University released in spring indicates that, of more than 70,000 SIUE alumni, more than 37,000 live in and contribute to the community and local economy. During FY05, SIUE, along with its households and visitors, directly contributed more than $178 million in expenditures to the local economy. For every state tax dollar spent on the University, the institution generates $5 total spending in the local economy.

The University serves the community through a variety of outreach programs available to help meet the needs of businesses and entrepreneurs. University Park, offering applied research and technology on the SIUE campus, links research and technology-based businesses to resources and the environment necessary to gain a competitive advantage.

A wide variety of artistic and cultural opportunities are available to the community through SIUE, including theater performances, Intercollegiate Athletics events, music concerts, art classes, summer camps or visiting artist lectures.

The University offers arts workshops and sports, writing, music, and science camps throughout the summer for children ages 6 to 18. The University’s Office of Continuing Education supports and organizes non-traditional academic, personal, and professional experiences for students of all ages. Programs include off-campus credit courses, leisure learning, and career and professional development activities.

SIUE adds value to people’s lives. It is a community partner dedicated to fostering a climate of collaboration, cooperation, and stewardship. For more information or to visit the University online, browse the Web site:

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