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

Since its creation in 2016 the College of Business and Analytics Career Closet has rented out for free more than 1,200 items that has helped over 500 students participate in professional development events such as career fairs, interviews, and professional meetings.

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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%

University Facts Website

Information retrieved from the Factbook 2018-2019, Institutional Research and Studies

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