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
SIU is among a select group of universities with an AmeriCorps program. The university’s Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps program is the oldest and longest-running program in Illinois and has provided more than 20 years of service to the region.
At a Glance
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%
Information retrieved from the Factbook 2015-2016, Institutional Research and Studies