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 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.
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): 4,261
Female Students: 46.72%
Male Students: 53.28%
Average Undergraduate Age: 22.9
Ethnic Minority Enrollment: 28.96%