Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville Reviews

4.24 out of 5 stars
(19 Reviews)
  • Edwardsville (IL)
  • Annual Tuition: $12,132
94% of 19 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 19 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Elina - 8/19/2019
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2018
"SIUe has an excellent business school if that's what you like. Honestly, I think SIUe is very proud of their business programs. I never had any issues with any of the professors, and I found them helpful when I needed help. The business school has a separate three-story building located on campus. Classes are in many sizes. For basic courses like the intro to marketing or macro and microeconomics, you will find yourself in a lecture hall with many many students. Later your junior and senior year you can count on smaller class sizes. SIUe business school praises on group projects. My junior and senior year pretty much in all courses I had at least one group project. There is even a particular class that consists of four projects, and they are all group projects. So if you love group projects, you surely going to get a lot of them."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Brianna Bowles - 4/23/2019
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2018
"This program was so amazing. The professors really care about their students and offer the utmost assistance on anything and everything. Their goal is to make sure you succeed so as long as you put in the effort it will all pay off. I'm so happy I chose this school because it really helped me mature and make the most responsible decisions for my future."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Katherine Robben - 4/18/2019
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2012
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the Elementary Education program at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. The campus is incredibly beautiful. On occasion, I would be walking to my car from class and come across a herd of deer grazing. During the fall, the trees and grounds are covered with shades of gold, red, and brown. Truly stunning. As for the Elementary Education program itself, I really appreciated the dedication of the staff. During my time in the program, the requirements for certification were shifting and I felt like everyone was doing their best to inform and prepare us. The professors were as diverse as they come and experts in their respective fields. The program was also very informative on outside opportunities and experiences like volunteering in after school programs in St. Louis. Throughout the program there were workshops to educate us on supplementary information that may not have been provided in the core classes. And lastly, my student teaching experiences were incredible. They make sure to place you in different grade levels in different communities. For example, I was placed in an eighth grade class in a rural community, a third grade class in an urban community, and a fifth grade class in a suburban community. The Elementary Education program at SIUE is truly excellent."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Kelly R - 7/30/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"I thoroughly enjoyed the RN-BSN program. This program was manageable while working full time and with 4 children. The instructors were easily accessible as well as understanding and committed to the success of the student. Assignments were clear and graded in a timely fashion. I truly believe that this program is well worth your time and money, and what I gained from the program was definitely applicable to my current career. Actual nursing school was a 10 on a 1-5 in terms of difficulty and time, this RN-BSN program was a 2.5 on a 1-5."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
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."
3.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 7/22/2016
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."
4.2 out of 5 stars
Lisa Stolz - 7/12/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Great school with advisors& instructors that are honest & willing to help. They have a great Nursing program. I would definitely recommend this program to students ready to enter college as well as adults that are returning to school. I received a great education for a reasonable price."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Alex - 5/31/2016
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."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Michael Cory - 5/9/2016
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"
2.9 out of 5 stars
Amanda G - 4/29/2016
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!"