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
For a second straight year, SIU Carbondale earned honors from the Sierra Club with a spot on the organization’s “2017 Cool Schools” list. SIU is one of just five public universities in Illinois to earn a ranking within the top 200 on the Sierra Club’s list. The university earned some of its highest marks for academics, co-curricular programming and waste management.
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