You can become part of the excitement that is SIUE, a nationally recognized university educating and developing professional and community leaders through excellent faculty and programs. With a student-to-teacher ratio of 17 to 1, SIUE offers the advantages of a small, liberal arts college with the lowest tuition of 12 state universities in Illinois.In addition, the University's emphasis on undergraduate education, complemented by faculty research, creates practical applications for student learning. And, at SIUE, students interact with faculty at all levels - a critical factor in academic success.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville appreciates the service and sacrifice that veterans have selflessly given to the citizens of our state and nation, and is deeply committed to providing programs and services that convey our gratitude and commitment to these women and men.Veterans enrolled at SIUE avail themselves daily of the many services offered to students, including Disability Support Services, Counseling and Health Services and academic support services. A veterans-initiated group, The Cougar Veterans Association, has provided opportunities for SIUE veterans to meet, and has served as a sounding board for issues specific to veterans. As SIUE enrolls more veterans, the University anticipates that this group will become increasingly active.