About SIU

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.

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

SIU - Your Illinois College

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

research at SIU, your college Illinois

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

Kathy Best, a 1979 alumna of the SIU School of Journalism, and editor at the Seattle Times, was part of a team at the newspaper that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for work on a March 2014 landslide that killed 43 people and the newspaper’s follow-up reporting.

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%

SIU Quick Facts Website

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