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
The Rural Schools Initiative brings various SIU colleges together to meet the needs of Southern Illinois school districts by offering educational opportunities to students and teachers from these schools. The project covers 29 counties including 136 rural schools and more than 200,000 students.
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%