Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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Higher purpose. Greater good.

Guided by the Roman Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus, Saint Louis University encourages students, faculty and staff to explore their faith and deepen their understanding of its role in their lives. 

SLU follows the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person—mind, body and spirit—and preparing students to make the world a better place. They are encouraged to ask hard questions and look beyond easy answers; to pursue truth; to turn ideas into actions; and to be men and women for others. Inspired by the Jesuit practice of “finding God in all things,” every SLU major is founded on a core curriculum that includes theology and philosophy. 

As a Catholic, Jesuit university, SLU also prioritizes service to the community. Eighty percent of SLU students volunteer each year—nearly triple the national average among college students—and students complete 1.6 million hours of service each year. 

A welcoming community
People from every religious identity, practice or tradition are welcome at SLU. While there is ample opportunity for Catholic students to go to Mass, other students are welcome but not obligated to join them. The Department of Campus Ministry also works with affiliate ministers of many faith traditions who accompany students on their spiritual journeys, on and off campus. 


Number 10

Ranked #10 among “Best Catholic Colleges in America” | Niche, 2024

Number 1

#1 health law program in the nation | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

Number 9

Ranked #9 in “Private Schools Making an Impact” | The Princeton Review, 2024

Number 6

Ranked #6 in “Most Beautiful and Affordable Place to Live" | Travel + Leisure, 2023

Number 52

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

Top 30

Named among the top 30 universities for student abroad participation | Institute of International Education, 2023

Number 13

Ranked #13 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