About SIU

Greatness Happens Here

SIU - Your Illinois College

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 and apply now.

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

The university was named in Military Times magazine for being "Best for Vets: Colleges 2017" for four-year universities. SIU Carbondale has made that list in each of the last six years.

More Points of Pride

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%

SIU Quick Facts Website

Information retrieved from the Factbook 2015-2016, Institutional Research and Studies

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