At Saint Louis University, students are in the center of everything. SLU’s campus in Midtown St. Louis stretches across more than 271 acres. Students and visitors alike appreciate the beauty and unique community in the middle of a bustling city.
A variety of programs are offered throughout the year to meet your needs. View a calendar of available dates at slu.edu/visit.
Customize your visit to fit your needs. Come back and take a deeper look at areas that interest you. You can supplement your admission presentation
and campus tour with other opportunities such as an admission interview, an academic or student services meeting, or even a chat with a Jesuit.
Billiken for a Day
Experience the life of an SLU student firsthand. As a Billiken for a Day, your itinerary might include any of the above, plus shadowing a current student in classes or an overnight stay so you can see what it’s like to live in SLU’s residence halls.
Come see us!
We are excited to show you around SLU! Get a taste of campus and schedule your own visit at slu.edu/visit.
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Size: 8,155 undergraduate students and more than 4,698 graduate and professional students
Gender: 60% female, 40% male
Geographic diversity: 50 states and 75 foreign countries
Student-faculty ratio: 9:1
Average class size: 26
Faculty excellence: 99% of full-time tenured faculty hold terminal degrees.
student involvement: More than 200 organizations to join
Athletics: SLU competes in 18 NCAA Division I sports and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Greek life: Seven fraternities and seven sororities
Jesuits: Nearly 40 Jesuit priests live, teach, and minister at SLU.
Service: SLU has been named nine consecutive times to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to community engagement.
- Aviation Management
- Flight Science
• Aerospace Engineering
• African American Studies
• American Studies
• Analytics and Enterprise Systems
• Art History
• Athletic Training
- Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology
- Biological Science
- Cell Biology and Physiology
- Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
- Plant Science
• Biomedical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Classical Humanities
- Advertising and Public Relations
- Communication Studies
- Journalism and Media Studies
• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science
• Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Early Childhood
- Early Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education
- Elementary Education
- Elementary with Special
Education for Mild/Moderate Disability
• Electrical Engineering
• Engineering Physics
- Creative Writing
- Research-Intensive English
- Rhetoric, Writing, and Technology
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
- Advocacy and Discourse
- Economics, Politics, and Public Policy
- Natural Sciences
- Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
- Society and the Environment
Through Space and Time
• Forensic Science
• German Studies
• Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
• Health Information Management
• Health Management
• Health Sciences
• Information Technology Management
• International Business
• International Studies
• Investigative and Medical Sciences
• Italian Studies
• Latin American Studies
• Leadership and Human Resources Management
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Medieval Studies
- Musical Studies
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Nutrition and Dietetics
- Culinary Arts
- Food Innovations and Entrepreneurship
• Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
- Health Sciences
- Society and Laws
• Physical Therapy
• Political Science
- International Affairs
- Public Law
- Public Policy
• Public Health
• Radiation Therapy
• Russian Studies
• Social Work
- Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
- Health and Medicine
- Law, Crime, and Deviance
- Urbanization, Immigration, and Demography
• Sports Business
• Studio Art
- Computer Art
- Graphic Design
• Theological Studies
• Women’s and Gender Studies
• Pre-physician Assistant
Colleges and Schools
• College of Arts and Sciences
• College of Philosophy and Letters
• College for Public Health and Social Justice
• Doisy College of Health Sciences
• Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business
• Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology
• School for Professional Studies
• School of Education
• School of Law
• School of Medicine
• School of Nursing
At a glance
Saint Louis University is a Jesuit Catholic institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.
Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students. Building on a legacy of 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to serve a higher purpose while seeking a greater good.
With nearly 90 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate and professional programs, students from all 50 states and 75 countries travel to SLU to pursue a top-notch education in a broad range of studies. Students take advantage of SLU’s highly ranked programs in Business, Law, and Engineering; special opportunities such as direct-entry Nursing and Health Sciences programs and early admission to the University’s medical and law schools; and an extensive list of study abroad programs.
Beyond the classroom
SLU offers students something rare in higher education: the opportunity to study at a place where academic achievement and scientific advancement unite with a commitment to community. Here 99% of tenured faculty members hold the highest degree in their field. SLU students get to do more than just attend class—they collaborate with premier scholars and researchers and conduct research that transforms their disciplines and the lives of others.
Around the world, SLU students are putting their education into practice. Six months after graduation, 94% of our graduates are working, volunteering, or in graduate or professional school. SLU encourages its students and graduates to broaden their community boundaries and explore, and it offers opportunities for them to do so.
The University expanded internationally in 1967 by establishing a campus in Madrid, Spain. It was the first US university to be recognized by Madrid’s ministry of eduction as an institution of higher education in the province. SLU-Madrid offers a complete range of undergraduate programs as well as two graduate degrees. More than 670 students study at the Madrid campus each semester.
Our dynamic city
The St. Louis metro region boasts nearly 2.8 million people, with approximately 320,000 residents in the city itself. From world-famous cultural gems to an active and diverse population and a vast array of internship and other professional opportunities, St. Louis has all this and more packed into a large city that ranks as one of the most affordable places to live in the country, according to a 2017 survey by U.S. News & World Report. It has also been ranked as the #1 start-up tech city in America by Popular Mechanics magazine. The city is home to the famous Gateway Arch, nine Fortune 500 companies, and a variety of cultural, historical, and sporting attractions. SLU’s very own Chaifetz Arena adds to this list as it draws in thousands of people year-round for various music, entertainment, and sporting events.