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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

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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

Linguistics students in a field methods course are documenting and analyzing Nafaara linguistic structure. Nafaara, part of the Niger-Congo language family and spoken in the nation of Cote d’Ivoire, numbers approximately 61,000 speakers and has been very little studied.

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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%

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