Higher purpose. Greater good.
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Building on a legacy of 200 years and serving nearly 13,000 student annually, SLU continues to move forward with a commitment to serving a higher purpose while seeking a greater good.
With 90 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate and professional programs, students from all 50 states and 82 countries travel to SLU in pursuit of a top-notch education. Rated among the nation’s top research universities, SLU boasts 15 undergraduate and graduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Beyond the classroom
SLU offers students 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 collaborate with premier scholars and researchers and conduct research that transforms their disciplines and the lives of others. Six months after graduation, 94% of our graduates are working, volunteering, or attending graduate or professional school.
In 1967, the University established a campus in Madrid, Spain. It was the first US university to be recognized by Madrid’s Ministry of Education as an institution of higher education in the province. SLU-Madrid offers a complete range of undergraduate programs as well as two graduate degrees.
Our dynamic city
Amazing outdoor spaces, museums, world-class theater experiences, and a wealth of internship and job opportunities (the city boasts nine Fortune 500 companies) means St. Louis doesn’t just have “something for everyone”—it has something for you. All this and more is packed into a city that’s ranked among the “Top 10 Most Affordable Cities,” according to Forbes.