Greatness Happens Here
SIU is where brains and heart intersect. Our beautiful campus is home to major opportunities in a number 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 Department of Plant Biology recently launched an undergraduate specialization in conservation and protection of biodiversity. The specialization will focus on major challenges facing humanity and help fill a predicted shortage of trained botanists and other biologists with botanical expertise.
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%