About Us / Brief Info
Mission Statement: ESLI's Mission is to improve the English language skills of international students and prepare them for academic success in North American universities.
ESLI is the original Pathway Program into the universities' degree programs. No TOEFL or IELTS is required. Upon completing our program, ESLI universities guarantee placement to academically qualified students.
Students do not need to submit GMAT or GRE exam scores at the time of application for acceptance into the graduate programs. Instead, ESLI affiliated universities allow students to take the exams at the end of the Pre-University level of the ESLI program.
Substantial scholarships are available to academically qualified students once they enter the degree programs. These are available every spring and fall term, and, in some cases, in the Summer term.
ESLI students have full access to campus facilities, services, and activities. Each school offers ESLI students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the university culture, students are encouraged to participate in social activities and attend sporting events.
ESLI Language Centers
These Centers are integrated into the academic, social, and cultural life of each host university to give our students a fully enriched study abroad experience.
Located on the campus of the ESLI host schools, ESLI provides each student with the opportunity to interact with North American students in the dorms, social clubs, athletic events, school dining halls, onthe tennis courts and soccer fields, etc.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a small, affordable
liberal arts college located on 2,660 beautiful, tree-covered acres
in the eastern metropolitan St. Louis area. Only 25 minutes
from downtown St. Louis, the city of Edwardsville offers students the
advantages of a small city, while just minutes away from the cultural,
sporting, and entertainment offerings of St. Louis.
SIUE offers 43 undergraduate programs and 40 graduate programs
in the areas of engineering, business, education and arts and sciences.
Washington Monthly ranks SIUE 25th out of the 682 master’s granting
universities in the U.S.
SIUE provides safe and modern suite- and apartment-style housing,
indoor and outdoor pools, and a rock-climbing gym. With its many
cultural and recreational activities and over 200 student organizations,
SIUE offers an abundance of opportunities to meet other students and
to get involved.
The University is classified as a Master's college and university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Total enrollment in fall 2011 was 14,235, the largest overall enrollment in the university's history. The new freshmen of 2012 of 2,075 was up from 1,748 in 2005, representing the largest group of new freshmen in SIUE's history. The average ACT score for SIUE's fall 2013 freshman class was 23.0; the national average freshman ACT score is 20.9. There are more than 91,000 living alumni. The student exceeds 300. The top five countries represented on campus are India, Turkey, Iran, China, and Nigeria.
SIUE offers 65 baccalaureate degrees, 8 post-Baccalaureate certificate, 49 master's degrees, 12 Post-Master's or Specialist certificates, and doctoral degrees in Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Educational Leadership, and Nursing Practice. The university also offer three cooperative Doctor of Philosophy degrees in education, engineering, and history in conjunction with SIUC. Additionally, the Office of Educational Outreach provides and coordinates continuing education programs offered by several academic departments.
SIUE confers degrees from its eight colleges and schools:
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Business
School of Education, Health and Human Behavior
School of Engineering
School of Nursing
School of Dental Medicine
School of Pharmacy
SIUE has had full accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools shine 1969.
The SIUE School of Business and its Department of Accounting are accredited bu the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). All of the SIUE School of Education programs are fully accredited bu the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education as well as bu the Illinois State Board of Education, and its Early Childhood Education is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs. In the SIUE School of Engineering, the Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accrediting Commission of the American Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); and the Construction Management programes accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The SIUE School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for a period of ten years,; additionally, the Certified Nurse Anesthesia Program is fully accredited for a ten-year period by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs. The SIU School of Dental Medicine is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Endodontic Residency and Periodontics Residency programs offered in cooperation with St. Louis University are also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the ADA. In the spring of 2009, the SIUE School of Pharmacy, the University's newest school, received full accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Departments within the SIUE College of Arts Sciences university are accredited or certified by: the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council on Social Work Education, the National Association of Schools of Musics, the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, and the National Association of Schools of Theatre, as appropriate. In addition, the American Art Therapy Association and the American Chemical Society have formally reviewed and approved SIUE's programs as meeting their standards.
U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 edition recognized SIUE in its "Top 50 Midwest Universities" and pleaced it among the top 10 public universities in its "Best Regional Universities-Midwest (Master's Granting)" category for the eleventh consecutive year. In addition, SIUE was tied with Butler University at #3 of the "Up-and-Coming Schools (Midwest)".
Washington Monthly; a national political magazine, ranks SIUE 40th among their 2014 Top 50 master's granting private and public colleges and universities in the nation.
The online news magazine The Daily Best ranks SIUE 21st in the nation among its 2010 Top 50 Safest Colleges: University Primetime News ranked it as the 9th safest. These rating led to feature stories on SIUE's safety. SIUE police officers are academy trained and engaged in a Community Policing program.
GI Jobs Magazine, a comprehensive guide for people transitioning out of the U.S. military, has named SUIE a Military Friendly School since 2010. This honor places SIUE in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide in offering programs and support to veterans and active duty military personnel.
SIUE students' commitment to community service through volunteer efforts earned them a spot on the 2009 & 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and honor given to only sic U.S. colleges and universities each year.
SIUE School of Business was ranked as a "Best 310 Business School" in the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review. In The Princeton Review's 2012 rankings, SIUE's business school was ranked in the top 294. In 2006, SIUE's Department of Psychology won a national award from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and in 2014, the same department won a departmental service award from the American Psychological Association.
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