About SIU

Greatness Happens Here

SIU - Your Illinois College

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.

There truly is something for everyone. Let us show you all the amazing things we have to offer. See for yourself by scheduling a campus visit, or you can jump right in and apply now.

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

research at SIU, your college Illinois

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.

More Points of Pride

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%

University Facts Website

Information retrieved from the Factbook 2019-2020, Institutional Research and Studies

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