SIUE Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into SIUE? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,869 out of 7,786 applicants or 88% were admitted making Southern Illinois University Edwardsville an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 4,715 3,071 7,786
Accepted 4,122 2,747 6,869
Acceptance Rate 87% 89% 88%
Enrolled 1,175 921 2,096
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 34% 31%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that SIUE regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 99 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. 1 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 990 1250
SAT Reading 490 620
SAT Math 510 640
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >93%
23 to 26 Avg + 88%-93%
20 to 23 Avg - 81%-88%
17 to 20 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 17 Low <72%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >93%
1120 to 1250 Avg + 88%-93%
990 to 1120 Avg - 81%-88%
860 to 990 Reach 72%-81%
Less than 860 Low <72%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149231 IPEDS survey data for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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