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 Jesuit Catholic institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. A comprehensive, doctoral degree–granting institution with high research activity, SLU is ranked among the top 100 national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 13,000 students. As we enter our third century, 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 78 countries travel to SLU to pursue a top-notch education in a 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. 

Competitive scholars programs offer highly qualified students early notification of acceptance to SLU’s graduate and professional programs in Accounting, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Law, Medicine, and Physician Assistant. Many programs offer accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s degree tracks, which allow students to complete a graduate degree with only one additional year of coursework.

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. Ninety-nine percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty members hold the highest degree in their field. SLU students do more than just attend class—they collaborate with premier scholars and researchers and conduct research that will transform 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 communities 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 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. The Madrid campus is home to more than 800 students. 

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 #1 on Business Insider’s list of affordable places to live and work in the United States.

St. Louis has also been named #2 on Glassdoor’s 2018 list of “Best Cities for Jobs.” 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.

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 visit programs are offered throughout the year to meet your needs. For dates, descriptions, and registration, go to

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. You can also experience the life of a Billiken firsthand by shadowing a current student in classes and staying overnight in a residence hall.

Come see us!
We are excited to show you around SLU! Get a taste of campus and schedule your visit at, or email Can’t make it to campus? Get a preview of what you’ll find by searching “virtual tour” at


Number 3

#3 school for community service | The Princeton Review

Number 6

#6 of top Catholic colleges | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

Number 57

#57 among “Best Value Schools” | U.S. News & World Report

Number 39

#39 among most-trusted US universities | Morning Consult

Top 25

Top 25 university for study abroad participation | Institute of International Education

Number 12

#12 in US Environmental Protection Agency's "Green Power Partner" Colleges and Universities

At A Glance

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Size: 7,984 undergraduate students

Gender: 60% female, 40% male

Geographic diversity: 50 states and 78 countries represented

Student-faculty ratio: 9:1

Average class size: 27 students

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.

All programs are direct entry. SLU also offers minors and honors programs. For more information, visit

• Accounting*
• Aeronautics
- Aviation Management
- Flight Science
• Aerospace Engineering
• African American Studies
• American Studies*
• Analytics and Enterprise Systems
• Anthropology
• Art History
• Athletic Training*
• Biochemistry*
• Bioethics and Health Studies
• Biology*
- Biological Chemistry and  Molecular Biology
- Biological Sciences
- Cell Biology and Physiology
- Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation
- Plant Science
• Biomedical Engineering
• Biostatistics*
• Chemical Biology and Pharmacology*
• Chemistry*
• Civil Engineering
• Classical Humanities
• Communication*
- Advertising and Public  Relations
- Communication Studies
- Journalism and Media Studies
• Communication Sciences and Disorders*
• Computer Engineering
• Computer Science*
• Criminology and Criminal Justice*
• Data Science
• Economics
• Education*
- Early Childhood
- Early Childhood with Early Childhood Special Education
- Elementary Education
- Elementary Education with Special Education
• Electrical Engineering
- Bioelectronics
• Engineering Physics
• English*
- Creative Writing
- Research-Intensive English
- Rhetoric, Writing, andTechnology
• Entrepreneurship
• 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
• Finance
• Forensic Science
• French*
• Geology
• Geophysics
• German Studies
• Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
• Health Information Management
• Health Management
• Health Sciences
• History*
• Information Technology Management
• International Business*
• International Studies
• Investigative and Medical Sciences
• Italian Studies
• Leadership and Human Resource Management
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging
• Marketing
• Mathematics*
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Medieval Studies
• Meteorology*
• Music
- Music Studies
- Performance
• Neuroscience
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Nursing*
• Nutrition and Dietetics*
• Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy*
• Philosophy*
• Philosophy for Ministry
• Physical Therapy*
• Physics
• Political Science*
- International Relations
- Public Law
- Public Policy
• Psychology*
• Public Health*
• Radiation Therapy
• Russian Studies
• Social Work*
• Sociology*
- Gender, Sexuality, and the Body
- Health and Medicine
- Law, Crime, and Deviance
- Urbanization, Immigration, and Demography
• Spanish*
• Sports Business
• Studio Art
- Ceramics
- Computer Art
- Drawing
- Graphic Design
- Painting
- Printmaking
- Sculpture
• Theatre
• Theological Studies*
• Women’s and Gender Studies*

• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-podiatry
• Pre-veterinary

• College for Public Health and Social Justice
• College of Arts and Sciences
• College of Philosophy and Letters
• Doisy College of Health Sciences
• Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology
• Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business
• School for Professional Studies
• School of Education
• School of Law
• School of Medicine
• SLU-Madrid
• Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing

* Program also offered at the graduate level

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