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

The College of Agricultural Sciences is an integral part of SIU’s commitment to green initiatives by providing a sustainable full circle of food. The SIU Sustainable Farm contributes produce to the University Housing dining halls; food waste from the dining halls is turned to compost on campus; the compost is used on campus and by the farms to improve soil fertility. SIU’s forced air composting facility can handle about 9,800 pounds of food waste every week.

More Points of Pride

At a Glance - Fall 2015

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):

Female Students: 46.72%

Male Students: 53.28%

Average Undergraduate Age: 22.9

Ethnic Minority Enrollment: 28.96%

SIU Quick Facts Website

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