Southern Illinois University

Something for everyone, Southern Illinois University is your place for college in Illinois.

It's Our Turn

SIU is a place where ideas thrive. We create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve communities and transform lives.

At a Glance

14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Lower than national average ratio means small class sizes
3,000
Outdoor Education
Over 3,000 acres of hills and forest for outdoor education and adventure
200+
Majors, Minors, and Specializations
More opportunities for a tailored education
69M
Grants
$69 million in external grants awarded for research and service last year

IT’S A SALUKI NATION

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OUT-OF-STATE TUITION

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Saluki spotlight

Certified Wilderness First Responder. Leave No Trace master instructor. High ropes course instruction. Not a bad way to make the Dean’s List. Rockette Jaros, Recreation Professions major.

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