Greatness Happens Here
SIU is where brains and heart intersect. Our beautiful campus is home to major opportunities in a number of fields. We welcome students from all walks of life from around the world and pride ourselves on inclusivity.
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
SIU is a Carnegie-classified, high research activity university with access to world-class facilities including ecosystem analysis, mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, genomics, nuclear magnetic resonance, aquaculture, wildlife analysis, energy development, hydroacoustics and computer engineering.
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%