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Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2010

I thought SIUE was a wonderful college. I commuted for all four years and found it to be a very commuter friendly campus, as well as an easy campus to live on. I also worked on campus at the library. It was my first job and it was a wonderful job to have while I was going through my degree. My professors all made time to see me when I had questions and they had good, practical experience in the fields they were teaching. I am so glad I chose SIUE.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2012

Decent college. Some professors show more passion than others. Good software agreements (Like getting Visual Studios for free). I feel as though my education was worth while and even out of years out of college I still remember what I learned.

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Degree: Philosophy
Graduation Year: 2014

College is hugely enriching and a worthwhile investment of you time, focus, and money. Major in something you find interesting, not something you anticipate will be lucrative.

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Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 2017

SIUE and the EDAD program is great for working teachers. The courses work well around teachers/coaches schedules and the teachers do a great job preparing the students for administration. I would recommend this program to any teacher or coach wanting to pursue administration

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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2012

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an affordable state university with select great departments, but lacks effectiveness in many areas. Though it is the cheapest state school in Illinois it can quickly become more expensive than other universities because of mistakes made by academic counselor offices, financial aid, or other areas. I know many people who took 5 years to graduate in a normal 4 year program because classes are only offered at certain times or because counselors would give misleading or incorrect information. I, myself, had many issues with the administrative offices at the university including the financial aid office retracting the teach grant from me even though I was eligible for it and would currently be in way less debt. They also encourage you to take out federal loans which are by far the highest interest rates I have for student loans, however I feel every university does that. Though some aspects of the university were disappointing, my program was great. All education students are put into cohorts and have the opportunity to learn and grow with the same 30 people for two years. These 30 people remain great professional acquaintances that I still have to this day. Additionally, the way the program was set up exposed me to classrooms, and different types at that. Classroom exposure and experience is really the best way to become prepared for teaching. My university allowed me to experience internships in several grade levels in different types of areas (urban/rural/suburban) and then pick where I wanted to do my full time student teaching. I think this was fantastic. My mentor who was assigned to my cohort was more than helpful in preparing resumes and administering expert feedback on teaching and still remains in contact with us to this day. All in all the university lacks administrative effectiveness and also is VERY low in rigor (what do you expect with accepting a 20 ACT score) but some of the specific programs within the university are GREAT!

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Degree: Business and Personal/Financial Services Marketing Operations
Graduation Year: 2004

This was an excellent experience. The staff made the transition into adulthood smooth by showing support and patience. There was very little crime and everything was relatively close for students without transportation. My younger sister attended SIUE as well. I recommend this school.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2005

SIUE is very focused on providing a good education for it's students. There aren't a lot of big sporting events or campas-wide traditions but it is a good education with a sense of community. I felt like the faculty were interested in teaching as well as research. We were never taught solely by graduate students.

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2010

SIU-Edwardsville is the smaller science-focused satellite to SIU in Carbondale. The psychology faculty truly care about their job and put forth thoughtful research. The university, as a whole, is on the edge of a town that isn't the most ideal for young adults (being more of a family-oriented town), but there is still plenty to do outside of studies.

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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2009

The education program is a highly accredited and recognized program at SIUE. Only a selected group of motivated students are chosen yearly. They build us to be the best teachers for our students and be prepared for the real world. The faculty is highly knowledgeable in the skill and gives their students everything they need to be successful. Great program!

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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2006

Amazing campus. Up and coming facilities. Regionally strong in culture and activities. Low cost in state tuition. Amazing, supportive Athletic Dept.

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