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. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 15,000 students through its unwavering commitment to serve a higher purpose while seeking the greater good. 

With over 90 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate and professional programs, students from all 50 states and 96 countries attend SLU to pursue a top-notch education and broad range of studies. All of SLU’s undergraduate majors are direct entry, including programs in business, education, engineering, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Other opportunities include: early notification of acceptance into SLU’s competitive scholars programs; accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s degree tracks, which allow students to complete a graduate degree with only one additional year of coursework; doctoral degrees; research; and a one-of-a-kind Billiken Promise that provides scholarship extensions, a guaranteed semester abroad, financial awards and a free experiential learning program. 

Beyond the classroom
SLU offers students something rare in higher education: the opportunity to study at a university where academic achievement and scientific advancement unite with a commitment to community. Students collaborate with world-class faculty—90% of whom hold the highest degrees in their fields—to conduct research that will transform their disciplines and the lives of others. Inspired by the Jesuit call to be men and women for others, 80% of SLU students also volunteer each year—nearly triple the national average among college students. 

SLU prioritizes education that focuses on global awareness, responsibility and participation, as well. Students are guaranteed a semester of study abroad at the University’s campus in Madrid, Spain, and they are part of a diverse student body made up of people from 87 countries. SLU’s rich array of perspectives and experiences helps all students better understand global issues and perspectives so they can work to create positive change. 

Our dynamic city
The St. Louis metropolitan region boasts more than 2.8 million people, and SLU’s Midtown, St. Louis, neighborhood is home to or nearby many of the city’s top cultural attractions. Students enjoy nationally-recognized parks, renowned museums, world-class theaters, historical landmarks and professional sports teams. SLU’s own Chaifetz Arena draws thousands of people year-round for music, entertainment and sporting events. Midtown is also experiencing a new renaissance, thanks to more than $1.2 billion in recent housing, retail and business development, with SLU at the center of its growth. 

Visit opportunities
SLU’s campus stretches across more than 271 acres, and students and visitors alike appreciate its distinctive presence and beauty in the middle of a bustling city. 

Campus visit programs are offered throughout the year and can be customized to meet your interests and needs: You’ll hear an admission presentation, tour campus and, depending on the visit event, you might sit in on a class, meet with a dean, chat with an admission counselor or Jesuit, hear a student panel discussion, attend an academic or information fair, or shadow a current Billiken for the day. 

We would love to show you around SLU! Schedule your visit online or email Can’t make it to campus? Take a virtual tour. 

We can’t wait to meet you!


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

At A Glance

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Size: 8,502 undergraduate students

Gender: 57% female, 43% male

Geographic diversity: 50 states and 96 countries represented

Student-faculty ratio: 8:1

Average class size: 26

Faculty excellence: 90% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees. 

Student involvement: 200+ organizations to join

Athletics: SLU competes in 11 NCAA Division 1 sports and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference 

Greek life: 20+ fraternities and sororities

Jesuits: 40 Jesuits teach, study and minister at SLU.  

Undergraduate programs
SLU offers more than 90 challenging, relevant undergraduate degrees, along with minors, concentrations, certificates and accelerated programs. All programs are direct entry and will give students a truly personalized college experience.

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