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 university earned accolades from Strive for College for excellence in service to traditionally underserved students. Home of the First Saluki Center serving first-generation students, SIU was named a Strive College Partner for 2020, the inaugural year of the honors program. Institutions of higher learning must meet or exceed specific benchmarks for inclusion, diversity, affordability, completion and outcomes to receive the honor.
At a Glance
Total Enrollment (including part-time): 11,366
Total Full-Time Students: 6,796
Undergraduate Students (full and part-time): 8,299
Professional Practice and Graduate Students
(full and part-time): 3,067
Female Students: 49.2%
Male Students: 50.3%
Average Undergraduate Age: 23.5
Ethnic Minority Enrollment: 28.0%
Information retrieved from the Factbook 2019-2020, Institutional Research and Studies