Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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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 students 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.


Number 25

Ranked #25 among schools "Most Engaged in Community Service" | The Princeton Review, 2023

Number 6

Ranked #6 among the top Catholic colleges in the country | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 2022

Number 52

Ranked #52 among “Best Value Schools” | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Number 39

Ranked #39 on the "Most Trusted Brands Report: Universities" | Morning Consult Pro, 2022

Top 25

Named among the top 25 universities for study abroad participation | Institute of International Education, 2021

Number 13

Ranked the #13 college in the "Green Power Partner" program among colleges and universities in the US | Environmental Protection Agency, 2022

Experience SLU's Campus

At Saint Louis University, students are at 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. With multiple ways to experience campus, we invite you to explore the many ways you can interact with the Billiken community. Register for a virtual event, take a quiz and get individualized SLU information, talk to current students, or even download an app for a VR tour. For additional information, email

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Coming from a Catholic high school, I wanted a similar feel. When I visited, I fell in love with SLU. That small school, close-knit feel coupled with its urban setting solidified my love for SLU and the city.”

    • Erik Drehs
  • “Having gone to a Jesuit high school, it was very important to me that my college embodied the Jesuit mission. I found SLU incorporated the Jesuit ideal of being men and women for and with others very well through all aspects of life.”

    • Michael Gunther
  • “I chose SLU because of my passion for justice and my love of the Jesuit community. I am able to truly thrive as a servant leader because of all the opportunities available, both inside and outside the classroom.”

    • Maia Delkamiller
  • “I chose SLU because I wanted to attend an institution where I could continue to grow in my faith, academics, and friendships to prepare me for the future ahead.”

    • Charles Castro