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
Musically inclined students, whether they are majors or not, have many opportunities to participate in university ensembles, from improvisational to orchestral. Students call SIU’s historic Shryock Auditorium home, but also perform at other venues throughout the region. Semi-annual concerts feature winners of soloist competitions and works by our own emerging composers.
At a Glance
Total Enrollment (including part-time): 17,292
Total Full-Time Students: 14,779
Undergraduate Students (full and part-time): 13,031
Professional Practice and Graduate Students
(full and part-time): 4,261
Female Students: 46.72%
Male Students: 53.28%
Average Undergraduate Age: 22.9
Ethnic Minority Enrollment: 28.96%
Information retrieved from the Factbook 2015-2016, Institutional Research and Studies