About SIU

Greatness Happens Here

SIU is where brains and heart intersect. Our beautiful campus is home to major opportunities in a number fields. We welcome students from all walks of life from around the world and pride ourselves on inclusivity.

There truly is something for everyone. Let us show you all the amazing things we have to offer. See for yourself by scheduling a visit, or you can jump right in.

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What's a Saluki?

It's a dog, right? Yeah, but at SIU it's so much more. It's a mindset. Once a Saluki, always a Saluki.

Research at SIU

Ranked among the top 5 percent of all U.S. higher education institutions for research, our students are making an impact in Southern Illinois and around the globe.

Point of Pride

The SIU Foundation funds the Saluki Student Investment and Graduate Student Investment Funds, helping undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business gain expertise in portfolio management and investment.

More Points of Pride

At a Glance - Fall 2014

Total Enrollment (including part-time): 17,989

Total Full-Time Students: 15,208

Undergraduate Students (full and part-time):13,461

Professional Practice and Graduate Students
(full and part-time):
 4,485

Female Students: 46.24%

Male Students: 53.76%

Average Undergraduate Age: 22.8

Ethnic Minority Enrollment: 28.8%

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