Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University, founded in 1818, is a Jesuit, Catholic University. Its 282-acre campus is located in St. Louis, MO.

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Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

At a glance
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.


Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Size: 7,984 undergraduate students and more than 4,665 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: 27

Faculty excellence: 99% of full-time tenured faculty hold terminal degrees.

Student involvement: More than 170 organizations to join

Athletics: SLU competes in 18 NCAA Division I sports and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Greek life: 23 fraternities and sororities

Jesuits: 50 Jesuits teach, study, and minister at SLU.

Service: The Princeton Review ranks SLU #2 in the United States for community service engagement.

Undergraduate Programs 

+ Aviation Management
+ Flight Science
Aerospace Engineering
African American Studies
American Studies*
Analytics and Enterprise Systems
Art History
Athletic Training*
Bioethics and Health Studies
+ Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology
+ Biological Sciences
+ Cell Biology and Physiology
+ Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
+ Plant Science

Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Biology and Pharmacology*
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*
Data Science
+ Early Childhood
+ Early Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education
+ Elementary Education
+ Elementary Education with Special Education
Electrical Engineering
+ Bioelectronics
Engineering Physics
+ Creative Writing
+ Research-Intensive English
+ Rhetoric, Writing, and Technology

Environmental Science
+ Atmosphere
+ Biology
+ Chemistry
+ Geoscience

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
Leadership and Human Resource Management
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Medieval Studies
+ Music Studies
+ Performance

Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nutrition and Dietetics*
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy*
Philosophy for Ministry
Physical Therapy*
Political Science*
+ International Relations
+ 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
+ Ceramics
+ Computer Art
+ Drawing
+ Graphic Design
+ Painting
+ Printmaking
+ Sculpture

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
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation,
and Technology
Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business
School of Education
School of Law
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School for Professional Studies

Visit Opportunities
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

Personalized Visits
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.

See SLU for yourself
Experience the life of a SLU student firsthand. 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 or email

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 attending 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 826 students study at the Madrid campus each year.

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. St. Louis has also been ranked #2 for “Rising Cities for Startups” by Forbes.

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.