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 Southern Illinois Music Festival received third prize in the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of Music for “American Symphony.” The award recognizes and rewards the best performances of American music by ensembles and individual artists worldwide, based on submitted recordings.
At a Glance
Total Enrollment (including part-time): 14,554
Total Full-Time Students: 12,463
Undergraduate Students (full and part-time): 13,031
Professional Practice and Graduate Students
(full and part-time): 4,261
Female Students: 46.4%
Male Students: 53.4%
Average Undergraduate Age: 23.5
Ethnic Minority Enrollment: 30.72%
Information retrieved from the Factbook 2018-2019, Institutional Research and Studies