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.
+ Aviation Management
+ Flight Science
African American Studies
Analytics and Enterprise Systems
Bioethics and Health Studies
+ Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology
+ Biological Sciences
+ Cell Biology and Physiology
+ Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
+ Plant Science
Chemical Biology and Pharmacology*
+ Advertising and Public Relations
+ Communication Studies
+ Journalism and Media Studies
Communication Sciences and Disorders*
Criminology and Criminal Justice*
+ Early Childhood
+ Early Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education
+ Elementary Education
+ Elementary Education with Special Education
+ Creative Writing
+ Research-Intensive English
+ Rhetoric, Writing, and Technology
+ Advocacy and Discourse
+ Economics, Politics, and Public Policy
+ Natural Sciences
+ Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics
+ Society and the Environment through Space and Time
Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
Health Information Management
Information Technology Management
Investigative and Medical Sciences
Leadership and Human Resource Management
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Medical Laboratory Science
+ Music Studies
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nutrition and Dietetics*
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy*
Philosophy for Ministry
+ International Relations
+ Public Law
+ Public Policy
+ Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
+ Health and Medicine
+ Law, Crime, and Deviance
+ Urbanization, Immigration, and Demography
+ Computer Art
+ Graphic Design
Women’s and Gender Studies*
Colleges and Schools
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Philosophy and Letters
College for Public Health and
Doisy College of Health Sciences
Parks College of Engineering, Aviation,
Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business
School of Education
School of Law
School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School for Professional Studies
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 presentationand 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!
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Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students. Building on a legacy of 200years, 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-notcheducation 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 academicachievement 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 andresearchers 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 byU.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.