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.
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
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
SIU is one of the Top 10 Campuses for Students with Physical Disabilities by College Magazine, thanks to our Access Inclusive Recreation program, the Saluki Express Paratransit for travel on and off campus, accessible buildings, programs and activities as well as available services such as classroom assistants, note-taking and other accommodations.
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%
Information retrieved from the Factbook 2019-2020, Institutional Research and Studies