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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, as a premier Metropolitan University, will be recognized nationally for the excellence of its programs and development of professional and community leaders.

Welcome to You have the passion and potential to succeed. SIUE is about dreaming big and achieving more than you thought possible. SIUE offers all of the benefits and resources of a large university and the personal attention of a small, private college. On the cover:

“I’m really far away from my family, but SIUE’s friendly and helpful environment has made my transition easier. I have grown up a lot.” Chelsea Yankolovich Watch Chelsea’s video

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Table of Contents on for Academic Admission Campus Greener 8 Excellence of Study 26 to SIUE College 2 Life 6 Living 24 Areas 28 Paying

The cougar has been the official mascot of SIUE since 1967. A live cougar named Chimega actually lived on campus until 1985. Today, the spirit of the beloved mascot lives on through a 14-foot-tall bronze statue which graces the entrance to the Morris University Center.

What can you achieve with a degree from SIUE?

Anything you want! SIUE offers an outstanding faculty, affordable tuition, and easy access to the professional and cultural opportunities of metropolitan St. Louis, just 25 minutes from the campus. Our proximity to St. Louis offers students the benefit of internships, cooperative education opportunities and full-time employment with major corporations like The Boeing Company, Anheuser-Busch, Edward Jones, Express Scripts and BJC Healthcare. Our nationally accredited academic programs of study are offered at the lowest four-year tuition and required fees of all four-year institutions in Illinois. To further enhance affordability, SIUE

awarded $143 million in scholarships and financial aid last year. That positions an SIUE education as one of the best values in the Midwest. U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2011 edition recognizes SIUE among 68 universities nationwide as one of the country’s “up-and-coming schools.” Our naturally beautiful and modern campus sits on 2,660 acres of forested woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River bottom land. More than 14,100 students choose SIUE for the excellence of our programs and quality of our faculty.

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Student/faculty ratio of 17 to 1 Average class size is 25 students More than 14,100 students from 46 states and 48 nations 2,660 More than 70% of the student body receives financial aid: $143 million (AY10)

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25 minutes from downtown St. Louis 3,500 students live on campus NCAA Division I Athletics

Ohio Valley Conference

Missouri Valley Conference (men’s soccer)

The tradition of painting the rock began in the late sixties and has remained a campus tradition through the years. The five-ton rock that sits in the Stratton Quadrangle has been tarred and feathered, memorialized victims of 9-11 and declared countless birthday greetings.

Life is Good on the SIUE Campus Have no worries, you’ll fit right in at SIUE. Some of your greatest memories and experiences will be made not only learning at SIUE, but living at SIUE. Whatever your interests, by getting involved, you will get to know other people and quickly find your place. With students from 46 states and 48 nations, SIUE offers a rich cultural environment that contributes to the learning process and teaches us to value diversity. The Stratton Quadrangle—or the “quad”—is a favorite spot among students. But SIUE offers more than just a beautiful campus, the University is a safe haven to learn and live. SIUE is ranked 21st in the nation among the Top 50 Safest Colleges by the nationally recognized online news magazine, The Daily Beast.

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Intramural and Club Sports

Indoor/Outdoor Pools

Rock Climbing

Student Fitness Center

Theater & Dance Productions

SIUE Traditions: Welcome Week Homecoming Paint the Rock Cougar Athletics Family Weekend Black Heritage Month International Night Springfest


Learning and Leadership Whether it’s at a student government meeting or during a volunteer assignment, opportunities to learn are found everywhere on campus. Through the Kimmel Leadership Center you can develop leadership skills and take on social, civic or political responsibility. With more than 200 student organizations, you are sure to find your place to belong and make an impact.

Leadership Center Opportunities: Campus Activities Board Greek Organizations Student Government University Center Board Student Leadership Development Program Volunteer Opportunities NCAA Division I Athletics SIUE is in the fourth and final year of reclassification of all intercollegiate athletics programs to NCAA Division I. The University is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and an affiliate member of the Missouri Valley Conference (men’s soccer only).

Men’s Varsity Sports baseball basketball cross country golf indoor track & field outdoor track & field soccer (MVC) tennis wrestling

Women’s Varsity Sports basketball cross country golf indoor track & field outdoor track & field soccer softball tennis volleyball


Feel at Home at SIUE

SIUE is a diverse residential community. More than 3,500 students (including 72 percent of the freshman class) live on campus in five housing options. Our friendly, safe and modern residence halls are just the right place to begin your college experience. Residence hall living is the best way to become involved in campus activities, find support and meet lifelong friends. First-Year Living Options All freshmen live in Bluff Hall, Prairie Hall or Woodland Hall in suite-style units. You will share a room with one other student. Four people share a bathroom. Deluxe private bedrooms may be requested and are available on a limited basis. You can choose a general room assignment or participate in one of our Focused Interest Communities, a unique opportunity to live with and near students who have similar areas of interest or study.


Focused Interest Communities Students who are pre-majors in: � Business � Education � Engineering � Health Professionals � Nursing � Psychology � Future Leaders – students interested in on-campus leadership opportunities, community service and connecting with campus partners � Scholars – students who have been accepted as Meridian Scholars and Honors students � Sustainability in Society – students who want to make an impact on society and have a better understanding of sustainability � Quest – students who are undecided and want to explore different majors


Upperclass Living Options Sophomores and above have two options for living on campus—Evergreen Hall and Cougar Village. Evergreen Hall features suite- and apartmentstyle living with the amenities of a residence hall. Living units are available in four different layouts and most contain private bedrooms. Cougar Village combines the advantages of living on campus with the freedom of apartment life, offering independent, traditional apartment living. All of our high-quality, welcoming residence halls are smoke-free and feature: �

Air conditioning and fully furnished units

Wireless Internet access and data jacks

Expanded basic cable TV, including Housing movie channel

Active telephone jack

Computer labs and laundry rooms (many open 24 hours)

Study and social lounge space

Cardio fitness rooms (varies by location)

Sand volleyball, tennis and basketball courts (varies by location)

Social and academic activities and special events

Our goal is to educate the whole student—in and out of the classroom. The Student Success Center is here to help ease the transition to college life. With counseling, academic advising, career development, instructional services, disability support services and health service all under one roof, you will easily find the services you need. The City of Edwardsville is a charming main street community where you will find a lively downtown atmosphere, shops, restaurants, farmer’s market and plenty of hospitality. Edwardsville is part of the second largest urban area in Illinois. Also, just 25 minutes southwest of campus, downtown St. Louis offers professional sports teams and cultural events.


“Don’t be nervous about college. Expect to get everything you can out of it. There is a whole lot of world out there. Go experience it.” Blake Durr

Senior, Geography Edwardsville, Ill.

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Living Greener at SIUE

Sustainability and living green are important at SIUE. The University is continually looking for ways to ensure a healthy and sustainable campus life. Here are some examples of what green looks like at SIUE. You can choose from more than 40 courses with a sustainability focus in fields as diverse as biology, engineering, business, anthropology and philosophy. You can minor in environmental science or pursue an undergraduate specialization in ecology, evolution and environment.

The 380-acre SIUE Nature Preserve features a dedicated location for student and faculty research, lab projects and class assignments. The area— protected from construction—contributes to the University’s sustainability and energy plans. All new campus construction is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certifiable. The new Student Success Center, for example, includes various green features.

It’s easy to use reusable water containers and reduce the number of plastic water bottles used at SIUE. The campus community has easy access to water-bottle filling stations which are located in many campus buildings.

� The extensive use of natural light in the building interior boosts concentration and overall comfort.

The Gardens at SIUE is a 35-acre public garden and living laboratory dedicated to supporting education and research. Environmental sustainability and stewardship are cornerstones of The Gardens’ vision, providing a unique opportunity to research and implement innovative green technologies.

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2. 1. Green Roofs SIUE has more than 17,500 square feet of green roof space on campus roofs. Green Roofs promote seasonal climate control and reduce environmental contaminants through wastewater runoff. 2. Giving Back Opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community are plentiful at SIUE. Washington Monthly, a national news magazine, ranks SIUE among the Top 50 master’s granting colleges and universities in the nation for our contributions to the public good.

3. Bike Share The campus bike share program gives students, faculty and staff an easy way to explore the many nature and biking trails available on or adjacent to SIUE’s campus, while ultimately developing an increased reliance on non-carbon modes of transportation. 4. Living Green First-year students can choose to live on campus in a focused interest community among other students who want to explore living sustainably. Upper-class students can live in the Eco-House, a stand-alone house conveniently located next to The Gardens at SIUE. This living community supports sustainable living, conservation and community service.


“I have great relationships with my professors which have helped me academically and will help me professionally in the future.” Emily Skeels Junior, Speech Communication La Grange, Ill.

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Academic Excellence

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, SIUE awards degrees in 44 undergraduate and 69 graduate and professional programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, engineering and nursing. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award a professional degree in dental medicine (D.M.D.) and pharmacy (Pharm.D.). You may choose from 168 areas of study including 55 undergraduate minors. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1, you can get to know your professors and gather resources for career opportunities and references for graduate school.

Activities (URCA) program lets undergraduate students work closely with faculty to design, conduct and assist with scholarly projects in virtually every field of study.

Faculty members incorporate research into classroom learning. Last year, they received nearly $30 million in grants and contracts from a variety of Federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Energy and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Studying native textiles in Mexico, designing integrated software systems, reviewing research with Nobel Prize winners—SIUE seniors do all this and more through our nationally-acclaimed Senior Assignment Program. For six consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized our outstanding capstone experience which measures the competency of graduating seniors. We are listed among 15 universities—including Brown, Princeton and Stanford.

At SIUE, you don’t have to wait for graduate school to get involved in research and creative projects. The Undergraduate Research and Creative





1. Honors Scholars Program Many new freshmen with high academic qualifications are Honors Scholars. As an Honors Scholar, a faculty mentor will help you develop your own curriculum designed to explore your specific intellectual interests.

3. Graduate School If you are considering continuing your education, the SIUE Graduate School can help you prepare for the challenges of your profession in a supporting learning environment emphasizing research and practice.

2. Study Abroad Have you always wanted to explore the world? SIUE offers opportunities to travel, enhance your academic experience and earn credit toward your degree. SIUE students have studied in China, Mexico, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, England, Austria, Spain and Australia, just to name a few.

4. Career Development Center Not exactly sure what you want to major in? You’re not alone. The SIUE Career Development Center (CDC) can help you explore your options and discover or confirm your career interests. A full 90 percent of SIUE students secure a job within six months of graduation.


“The music department at SIUE hosts amazing guests, giving me the opportunity to not only meet, but play for and receive feedback from, world-renowned musicians.” Christy Lim

Sophomore, Piano Performance Korea

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College of Arts and Sciences

Are you interested in sustainability? We’ve got that. Music? Art? Laboratory Science? We’ve got that, too. The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 degree programs (listed on pages 24-25) in the humanities, arts, social sciences, communications and natural sciences. The College faculty teaches the SIUE general education curriculum, which means all SIUE students take our courses.

College of Arts and Sciences graduates are well-rounded citizens ready to face a global and ever-changing world, armed with these capabilities:

With so many areas of study to choose from, even if you are undecided on your major, the College offers you the flexibility to explore your options and opportunities while making progress toward your degree from day one.

Regardless of the career path you choose, the College of Arts and Sciences will prepare you to succeed and make a difference in the world.



2. Environmental Crusaders The Turtle Research and Recovery Lab studies and rehabilitates injured turtles.


1. Expanding Construction A new $53 million Science Building is scheduled for completion in 2012. Science students will have access to the same types of high-tech equipment they will find in the research labs of future employers.

Diverse learning opportunities and inspiring faculty will help you acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to live a life with purpose.

Communication Critical thinking � Problem framing and solving � Knowledge � Integration and application of knowledge � Self-development � Citizenship � Life-long learning


3. Performance Learning Music students perform in concert on campus and in the community. The SIUE Wind Symphony has been invited to perform at an international music conference next summer in Taiwan. 4. Sculpture on Campus Program Twelve art students are selected each year to create and install large scale artwork in a wide variety of media and have them displayed outdoors on campus.


“I am truly glad I came to SIUE. I am so happy with the quality of education I am receiving, and the campus environment is just right for me.” Christopher Sobrino Sophomore, Accounting O’Fallon, Ill.

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School of Business

The business world is a demanding and rewarding place to be. The SIUE School of Business will prepare you to become an ethical leader in the global business environment. At SIUE, you can expect to be challenged by outstanding professors as you study accounting, information systems, management, marketing and more. The School’s innovative curriculum will help you develop the professional skills required to excel in today’s globalized world and the leadership skills future employers are seeking.

The School is among an elite 10 percent of business schools worldwide that have earned the prestigious seal of approval from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The School’s accounting program is accredited through AACSB International. Less than 30 percent of AACSB accredited business schools also hold the accounting accreditation.

Written communication Formal business presentations � Analytical reasoning � Group work � Professionalism, personal ethics and honesty � Data/information acquisition � Global environment awareness � �

SIUE’s proximity to St. Louis allows you to gain real-world experience. Business students find internships, cooperative education opportunities and full-time jobs with major corporations such as The Boeing Company, Peabody Coal, Nestlé Purina, Emerson and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, to name just a few. With a degree from SIUE, business success is within your reach.

You will gain knowledge through networking opportunities with successful alumni from around the country, participation in one of the School’s 14 student organizations, and international study opportunities.





1. Cougar Business Resource Center Opening in fall 2011, this new space for business students offers a stateof-the-art conference room, access to online resources and space for all 14 student organizations.

3. Ready for Success Last year, 300 employers including Anheuser-Busch, Monsanto, Edward Jones, The Boeing Company and Enterprise Rent-a-Car recruited SIUE business students through on-campus career fairs.

2. Power Breakfast Successful alumni like Fernando Aguirre, president and CEO of Chiquita Brands International, return to campus to network with students and share career insights.

4. Global Marketplace In an increasingly global economy, studying abroad gives business students a competitive edge in the job market. Last year, business students visited Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Hungary.


“Studying psychology is my passion and it influences my other passion, which is art. I can’t separate the two. Luckily at SIUE I don’t have to!” Raquel “Rocky” Pardo Junior, Psychology/Studio Art St. Louis, Mo.

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School of Education

The School of Education prepares future teachers—and so much more. Students have access to a variety of career options through a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. School of Education programs include: � PreK - 12 classroom teachers and administrators � Sports/fitness trainers � Community health specialists � Clinical or school psychologists � Speech-language pathologists and audiologists � Instructional technology experts As a School of Education student, you will have the unique opportunity to: � Participate in field experiences in a variety of rural, urban and metropolitan settings through your program of study. � Help members of the community improve their health with weight management skills in the Weight Management Clinic.


� Engage in community and campus activities through a variety of student organizations, including the School’s Association for School and Community Careers. � Work directly with faculty on undergraduate research projects that will prepare you for your future career.

If your goal is to excel as a professional in education or the human sciences, you’ve come to the right place. Our graduates are employed in nearly every school district in Illinois, every state in the nation and many countries around the world. As a School of Education graduate, you can make a profound difference in the lives of children, families and individuals in our community.



2. 1. Health and Well Being The human performance laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education provides body composition assessments and research opportunities for students and faculty. 2. Communication Disorders Speech-language pathology students have the opportunity to work with faculty in the Speech-Language-Hearing Center while offering treatment to children and adults with a range of communication disorders.

3. Community Outreach The Cougar Literacy Center provides literacy development assessment and instruction to children in first-grade through high school. 4. Teacher Preparation Students teach and interact with pre-Kindergarten–high school students in more than 50 rural, urban and metropolitan school districts. Twenty-four Missouri and Illinois school districts came to campus in spring 2011 to recruit SIUE education majors at the annual Education Fair.


“I remember the first time I drove on to campus. I looked around and thought, ‘This is where I’m going to go.’ I just felt it.” Kim Luebcke Senior, Mechanical Engineering Peoria, Ill.

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School of Engineering

Do you dream of making the world a better place? Do you think outside the box? Consider a career in engineering. By dreaming up creative and practical solutions to real-life scenarios like enhancing virtual reality, developing safe drinking water systems for thirdworld countries and designing buildings that can withstand an earthquake, engineers are changing the world. The SIUE School of Engineering prepares students to meet today’s challenges with creativity and innovation. Your classes will be held in an awardwinning, modern facility which features 34 engineering laboratories, including facilities for vibration analysis, environmental testing, fluid mechanics and robotics, just to name a few. The School offers a comprehensive spectrum of eight undergraduate programs, more than most engineering schools in the region.

School of Engineering students go head-to-head with some of the top engineering schools in the country when they design, build and race a mini baja or solar car or enter a bridge building or robotics competition. These competitions give you the chance to apply your classroom learning in a team environment, while gaining valuable communication and leadership skills.

Civil Engineering � Computer Science Construction Management � Electrical Engineering � Computer Engineering � Mechanical Engineering � Industrial Engineering � Manufacturing Engineering � �

The School of Engineering has a great reputation in the St. Louis area. Companies such as The Boeing Company, Monsanto and Anheuser-Busch provide exciting, challenging and well-paid co-op and internship opportunities to students. When you graduate, you will be well-prepared to change the world.




4. 1. Engineers Without Borders Last summer, students traveled to Honduras and applied classroom learning while improving community members’ basic quality of life through sustainable engineering projects. 2. Ready to Race Field testing an off-road vehicle that was both designed and built by students is one of the many exciting things engineering students do in preparation for collegiate competitions.

3. Robotics at SIUE SIUE hosted the 2010 International Botball Tournament, bringing more than 500 robotics enthusiasts from around the world to campus. 4. Well Connected Being just 20 miles from downtown St. Louis has its benefits. Engineering students are involved in internships and co-ops at companies like The Boeing Company, Monsanto and UPS.


“I’ve met so many great friends here, which has helped me manage the transition into college and the challenges of nursing school.” Ryne Peters Senior, Nursing Decatur, Ill.

16-17 School of Nursing Ryne Peters, Decatur, Ill. (Caucasian male)

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School of Nursing

Any nurse will tell you that no two days on the job are alike. As a nurse, your actions may save a patient’s life one day. You could be working with a grieving family on the loss of their loved one the next day. No matter what the day is like, a nurse’s role is always a rewarding one. At SIUE, you will learn to not only provide quality patient care, but to lead the way in demonstrating excellent, quality patient care. As a nursing student at SIUE, you will learn in the classroom, in the simulated lab (where mistakes can be safely made on the mannequin patients) and in the actual clinical setting with real patients.

of all nursing schools nationally, the fully accredited SIUE School of Nursing will prepare you to be a smart, critically thinking practitioner.

The School of Nursing is highly regarded in the St. Louis Metropolitan area and beyond. Our collaborations with area regional healthcare providers give students opportunities to participate in clinical experiences at more than 800 healthcare agencies spanning the three-state region of Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky. Nurses need to be there for their patients at their most vulnerable times. Ranked in the top 20 percent

A nursing degree from SIUE can take you anywhere you want to go. More than 65 percent of our graduates practice nursing in Illinois. The remaining are working throughout all 50 states and around the world. If you aspire to help people, be part of health care solutions, and never have to worry about your day-today work being the same, then become part of the SIUE School of Nursing and learn to be a leader who drives patient care.


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1. Faculty Mentors Each nursing student is assigned a faculty mentor who provides support and encouragement throughout the course of study. 2. Quality Guaranteed The School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the gold standard for baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.


3. Service Commitment From working with patients in hospice and nursing homes to helping plan and plant a community garden, opportunities to learn while serving the community are plentiful. 4. Hands-on Learning SIUE nursing students practice their skills in a technologically advanced simulated learning center.


“I appreciate the low student-to-teacher ratio and the connections I’ve made with my professors. They challenge me to look at things in a different way.” Morris Pearson 2nd year pharmacy student Glenwood, Ill.

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School of Pharmacy

At SIUE, we believe that a successful pharmacist knows how to mix compassion with the application of science. Pharmacy school is about helping you become a vital member of the health care team committed to improving patient care by helping people live stronger, healthier lives. As a pharmacy student, you will learn through a unique combination of classroom education, research, community service and patient care. You will be given the opportunity to work closely with faculty on leading-edge research and will apply your skills and gain valuable experience at many of our more than 200 pharmacy partner locations. The School of Pharmacy offers a 2+4 program, which means you must first complete two years of pre-pharmacy classes and then, if admitted, you will

enter the four-year doctor of pharmacy program. You may also apply to pharmacy school after earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. If you choose to accept the challenge, you will be in high demand. Our graduates are working in community pharmacies, hospitals, industry and pharmacy benefit management organizations including Walgreens, Target, Express Scripts and Jewell-Osco.


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4. 1. Award Winning The School of Pharmacy received one of only four national awards from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, recognizing the excellence of the educational program.

3. Time in the Lab Students have the chance to work with faculty on groundbreaking research such as synthesizing drugs to improve their effectiveness in the treatment of cystic fibrosis and developing drugs to relieve chronic pain.

2. Nurturing for Life At SIUE, pharmacy school is about more than learning to dispense medication. It’s about becoming a vital member of the health care team committed to improving patient care by helping people live stronger, healthier lives.

4. The Real Thing Pharmacy students work alongside practicing pharmacists and other health professionals in hospitals, community pharmacies, nursing homes, and more.


“Deciding to attend SIUE and the School of Dental Medicine are decisions I will never regret.” Ryan Beelman 2nd year dental student Waterloo, Ill.

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School of Dental Medicine

Dental education opens the door to a world of professional opportunities. With a doctor of dental medicine from the School of Dental Medicine, you can practice general dentistry or go on to become a specialist in orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics or endodontics, among other specialty fields. There are also other options including teaching future dentists, conducting dental research and service with the federal government. Are you interested in a career in dental medicine? Each year, the SIU School of Dental Medicine graduates 50 of the country’s best dentists. As the only dental school within 250 miles of the St. Louis metropolitan area, the region depends on the School of Dental Medicine as a vital oral healthcare provider. As a dental medicine student, you will receive intensive clinical instruction during the four-year program—using state-of-the-art equipment and technology and experiencing a broad range of patient care opportunities. Direct patient care opportunities abound through the service provided at our main clinic on the Alton campus and the

community clinic in East St. Louis, as well as through our community outreach programs. The care you provide will have a lasting effect on the health and well-being of Southern Illinois residents. The valuable and fulfilling experience will prepare you for a successful and rewarding career. SIUE and the School of Dental Medicine offer a unique combined arts and sciences dental curriculum leading to a bachelor of science and a doctor of dental medicine to a select number of students. If admitted, you’ll complete the three-year pre-professional portion on the Edwardsville campus and the four-year professional component on our Alton campus.


1. 1. Give Kids a Smile Each year, “Give Kids a Smile Day” treats hundreds of area children, providing thousands of dollars worth of free dental treatment, including examinations, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions. 2. Community Outreach Each year, students manage more than 30,000 visits for more than 8,000 patients in the School’s dental clinics and offer oral health treatments, screenings and education to more than 10,000 people annually through community outreach.


3. 3. Top-Notch Faculty Students receive hands-on, innovative instruction from dedicated faculty members who bring the latest knowledge and skills to the classroom, as well as a passion to motivate and engage students. 4. Student Success The Class of 2011 earned a 98.7 percent first-time pass rate on the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE), Part I. The national first-time pass rate was 94.0 percent.


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Pharm D. Doctor of Pharmacy S.D. Specialists Degree * Offered collaboratively with SIUC


Freshman Admission to SIUE Freshman Admission Requirements Applications will be considered using the following factors � Meet published deadline � High school course work � Grade point average � Class rank � ACT and/or SAT composite score Deadline for Freshman Admission (Fall Term Entry) Applicants can apply beginning June 1 prior to their senior year. Admission decisions will be made beginning September 15. Priority consideration for admission will be given to students whose applications and all supporting documents are postmarked by December 1. Applications and supporting documents postmarked after December 1 may be subject to additional review by the Admissions Review Committee. Applications and/or supporting documents postmarked after May 1 may not be considered for admission. Materials Required for Admission to SlUE Complete application � Official high school transcript � $30 application fee � ACT and/or SAT composite score �

Springboard to Success (Fall Term Entry) Once admitted for fall, it’s mandatory that you attend the Springboard to Success registration program. Springboard invitations will be mailed within a few weeks of being admitted to SIUE. Plan to sign up online for Springboard to Success and pay the nonrefundable registration/enrollment fee by May 1. The registration/enrollment fee ensures your spot and confirms your intent to enroll in the fall. Springboard registrations and/or fees received after May 1 will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Getting Started Checklist - Freshmen � Take the ACT or SAT as early as possible and have scores sent to SlUE (ACT code is 1147; SAT code is 1759). � Visit the campus for the annual PREVIEW SIUE ( preview) in October or November or schedule a personal visit and campus tour ( � Complete the application for admission and submit the $30 application fee online at Priority filing date is December 1 for fall term. Final application deadline is May 1 for fall term.

� Send your academic transcripts to: SlUE Office of Admissions Box 1047 Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047 � Apply for admission by December 1 to ensure priority scholarship consideration. � Apply for admission and complete the Meridian Supplemental Profile ( by December 1 to be considered for our Meridian Scholars Program (minimum 27 ACT or 1200 SAT). � Apply for financial aid as soon as possible. Priority filing date is March 1 ( � Take placement tests (if needed). � Submit your Springboard to Success registration and enrollment fee as early as possible. Deadline is May 1 ( � Submit your housing application and advance payment as early as possible. Deadline is May 1 ( � Attend Springboard to Success.

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� Attend New Freshman Welcome and Convocation (

Typical Middle 50% Range: 20-25 ACT (940-1160 SAT) SIUE Class Rank: 72% within top 50% of high school class Freshman High School Recommended Course Pattern years of years of years of Years of of Profile 4 English 3 mathematics 3 laboratory science 3 social science 2 years electives

Applicants who do not meet the minimum high school course requirements are required to correct high school course deficiencies as determined by the Office of Admissions.


Transfer Admission to SIUE Planning your transfer can be daunting. That’s why we have developed a website just for you. Visit us online: for information about � exploring SIUE � applying for admission � transferring credit � degree program requirements Come back to the site often for updated transfer news such as open houses dates and important deadlines. Transfer Admission Requirements Students who transfer with 30 semester hours or more from an accredited institution will be admitted to SIUE with a minimum cumulative 2.0/4.0 (C) grade point average. Students who transfer with fewer than 30 semester hours must also submit a high school transcript and ACT/ SAT test scores. These students must meet freshman admission requirements. Transfer Credit SIUE general education requirements are considered met if

SIUE does not limit the number of transfer credits from other schools; however, at least 60 semester hours of credit must be earned at a four-year college or university. At least 30 of the 60 hours must be earned at SIUE. SIUE does not offer credit for hours earned at institutions that are not regionally accredited. Deadline for Transfer Admission Applications are accepted one year in advance of desired entry date; the file completion deadline is four weeks prior to the beginning of the term.

Getting Started Checklist - Transfer Students � Visit the campus for the annual PREVIEW SlUE in October or November or schedule a personal visit and campus tour ( � Apply and submit the $30 application fee up to one year in advance. The application deadline is four weeks prior to the start of the desired term (

Students have received an A.A., A.S. or A.S.A. degree from an accredited two-year institution that conforms to the Illinois Community College Board

� Visit for all of your admission and registration needs, including e-tracs, an online orientation program.

Students have satisfied the IAI General Education Core Curriculum:

� Apply for financial aid as soon as possible. Priority filing date is March 1 (

The transcripts of students who have not earned an A.A. or A.S. degree, or those transferring from schools outside Illinois, will be evaluated course by course Other Acceptable Credit SIUE accepts Advanced Placement (AP) and some CLEP credit toward a baccalaureate degree �

Proficiency exams are offered in many disciplines

Additional credit may be offered for military service

A complete listing of acceptable credit is available in the undergraduate catalog:

� Take placement tests (if needed). � Meet with an academic advisor in the Office of Academic Advising ( � Submit your housing application and advance payment as early as possible. Deadline is May 1 (

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Paying for College We know that paying for college can be stressful. At SIUE, our financial aid office is ready to help you find options to finance your education and realize your dreams. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can link from the SIUE financial aid website at or directly at Financial aid is available to degree seeking students enrolled at least half time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress each term. March 1 is the priority filing date to be considered for financial assistance. What Does it Cost to Attend SIUE? In-State Residents

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* Undergraduate, two semesters, 15 semester hours each. Prices reflect academic year 2011-2012. ** Based on a shared room in freshman residence hall, meal plan A, and includes campus housing activity fee. Undergraduate fees include the cost of renting basic textbooks. This program allows you to rent books instead of buying them. For SIUE students receiving aid in 2010-2011, the average financial aid received from all sources was $17,075.

Scholarship/Award Opportunities Award Amount and Application Deadlines


Meridian Scholarship 12/1/2011 including submitting the Meridian Profile online:

Full Tuition, Fees, Room and Board as funding is available

Admitted Freshmen with an ACT ≥ 27 will be considered

Cougar Pride Scholarship 12/1/2011

Up to $12,000 over 4 years as funding is available

Admitted Freshmen (with an ACT ≥ 23) and Transfers (3.0 GPA in at least 24 semester hours in transferable coursework) will be considered

Johnetta Haley Scholarship 12/1/2011

Up to $12,000 over 4 years as funding is available

Admitted Freshmen (with an ACT ≥ 23) and Transfers (3.0 GPA in at least 24 semester hours in transferable coursework) will be considered. This scholarship is designed to support enrollment of students who are underrepresented in their anticipated field of study.

Premier Metropolitan Achievement Award (PREMIER) 12/1/2011

Special tuition rate to 1.2 times the current Illinois in-state tuition rate as funding is available

First-time, full time admitted freshmen with a composite ACT score of ≥ 23 (1070 SAT) from the following Missouri counties; St. Louis City; St. Louis County; Franklin County; Jefferson County; Lincoln County; St. Charles County; St. Francois County; Ste. Genevieve County; Warren County; and Washington County.

Geographic Enhancement Opportunity Award (GEO) 12/1/2011

Special tuition rate to 1.2 times the current Illinois instate tuition rate as funding is available

First-time, full-time admitted out-of-state freshmen with a composite ACT score ≥ 23 (1070 SAT), or who have been recognized for outstanding talent through a competitive departmental process

e-Guarantee Limited funding. Preferential consideration will be given to students completing the application for admission on or before 12/1/2011 and the FAFSA by 3/1/12

Amounts will vary. After Admitted Illinois freshmen with an ACT ≥ 19, $0 completion of the Free Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and family income Application for Federal Student levels at or below federal poverty guidelines. Aid (FAFSA), and applying all available State and Federal programs to a student’s account, SIUE will assist families with filling remaining unmet financial need. Awards will be made as funding is available.

SIUE also offers state and federal grants, a variety of federal loan options, and student employment to assist in providing you the most competitive financial aid package. For complete details on all scholarships and tuition awards, please visit


New Science Building Complex Open Fall 2012

Engineering Building Expansion Open Spring 2013


Art and Design Building Expansion Open Fall 2012

Parking Lots Office of Admissions and/or campus tour guests may park in the designated area next to Rendleman Hall. Also, visitors may park in Lot B or metered portions of other lots. All other non-metered lots are reserved for faculty, staff, or students. All lots are gray and designated by letter or a combination of letters and numbers. Parking for persons with disabilities is available near all buildings.

New Observatory

Key to the Campus

All buildings are accessible. For information, call 618-650-3782.


1. Rendleman Hall (Office of Admissions) 2. Founders Hall 3. Alumni Hall 4. Peck Hall 5. Lovejoy Library 6. Dunham Hall 7. Science Building 8. Morris University Center 9. Art & Design Building 10. The Center for Spirituality & Sustainability 11. Metcalf Student Experimental Theater 12. Student Fitness Center 13. Vadalabene Center 14. Early Childhood Center 15. Cougar Village Apartments 16. Supporting Services & University Police 17. Woodland Hall 18. Prairie Hall 19. Engineering Building 20. B. Barnard Birger Hall (SIUE Foundation & Alumni Affairs) 21. Bluff Hall 22. University Museum Office 23. Textbook Service 24. School of Pharmacy 25. Evergreen Hall 26. NEW Student Success Center 27. NEW Science Building Complex (Under Construction)

SIUE/Vol. 40, No. 7 August 2011 (USPS935-40). Published by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1085, weekly in January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, and December. Periodicals postage paid at Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1085. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to SIUE, Box 1085, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1085. This publication is not a contract or offer to contract. Printed by authority of the State of Illinois, 6/11, 45m, 11040658


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“The best way to find out if SIUE is the university for you is to come visit our beautiful campus and experience the atmosphere first hand.” Sean Crawford SIUE STAR Junior, Biology Springfield, Ill

SIUE Campus Tours Campus tours are available Monday through Saturday throughout the year. Schedule a visit online at, or contact the Office of Admissions. An SIUE STAR (STudent Assisting in Recruiting) will lead your tour, giving you a student’s perspective of life at SIUE and a contact in case you have questions in the future. Fall Visit Opportunities Preview SIUE Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 Preview SIUE Thursday, Nov. 11, 2011 Spring Open Houses School of Nursing Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 School of Business Saturday, March 17, 2012 School of Engineering Saturday, March 24, 2012 School of Education Saturday, March 31, 2012 School of Pharmacy Saturday, April 14, 2012

SIUE Office of Admissions Campus Box 1600 Edwardsville, IL 62026-1600 618.650.3705 or 800.447.SIUE SIUE is proud to support responsible use of forest resources. See below for some interesting statistics based on the selection of 100% recycled fiber materials in this publication.

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Number of trees saved: 112

Total energy saved: 35 million BTUs

Wastewater reduction: 51,239 gallons

Solid waste reduction: 3,111 lbs.

Greenhouse gases prevented: 10,639 lbs.


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The area code for SIUE is 618. Academic Advising Office of Admissions /Campus Tours Toll-free (IL/local MO) Fax Alumni Affairs Career Development Center East St. Louis Center General Information Graduate School Information Housing Office Intercollegiate Athletics Kimmel Leadership Center Lovejoy Library Service Center Financial Aid

650-3701 650-3705 800-447-SIUE 650-5013 650-2760 650-3708 482-6900 650-5555 650-3010 650-3931 650-2871 650-2686 650-4636 650-2080 650-3880

Academic College and Schools College of Arts & Sciences School of Business School of Dental Medicine (Alton) School of Education School of Engineering School of Nursing School of Pharmacy

650-5044 650-3822 474-7000 650-3350 650-2541 650-3956 650-5150

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