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

Students in the College of Liberal Arts’ MFA program present The Little Grassy Literary Festival each spring. Undergraduate students publish “Grassroots,” the English department’s undergraduate arts journal. The Grassroots staff presents the annual Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival each fall.

More Points of Pride

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%

SIU Quick Facts Website

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