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 Daily Egyptian, the university’s student-run newspaper, earned 18 Illinois College Press Awards for 2020 at the annual convention recently in Chicago. The DE earned three first-place honors and seven second-place awards, including online news site.
At a Glance
Total Enrollment (including part-time): 11,366
Total Full-Time Students: 8,299
Undergraduate Students (full and part-time): 6,796
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