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. A comprehensive, doctoral degree–granting institution with high research activity, SLU is ranked among the top 100 national universities byU.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 majorsare 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 also offer accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s tracks, which allow students to complete a graduate degree with only one additional year of coursework.
Graduate ready for your career in STEM
As a STEM major at SLU, you’ll haveplenty of opportunities to practice the skills you learn starting your freshman year. Whether that meansusing C/C++, Eclipse, Java, and Python on our department systems or using virtual reality to control drones used in research, your professors not only embrace technology—they’re helping invent it.
Past STEM students at SLU have worked alongside faculty researchers on single X-ray photo detectors, designed a chemical vapor deposition system for synthesis of nanoscale carbon materials, and built and designed small satellites launched by NASA. Internship opportunities with airlines, technology companies, and labs in St. Louis abound, leading to jobs for SLU’s alumni in STEM fieldsafter—or even before—graduation. You’ll find recent SLU graduates at leading companies in STEM around the globe. Opening in 2020, SLU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building will be a home base for STEM majors. And several STEM majors offer accelerated programs that let you get both your undergraduate and graduate degrees in a compressed timeframe.
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 get to 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 community boundaries and explore, and it offers them opportunities 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 from over 50 countries.
Looking to the future
Saint Louis University enters its third century with a clear vision—and serious momentum. The creation of the Saint Louis University Research Institute, along with construction of a state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building, will give students and faculty the tools they need to continue to make world-changing discoveries. A new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital will keep SLU on the leading edge of health care innovation, and the most ambitious fundraising campaign in SLU’shistory will help propel SLU even further.
Midtown St. Louis is experiencing a major transformation too, and SLU is in the middle of it all, working with developers and community partners to thoughtfully shape the future of the region through projects like Prospect Yards, the Armory, City Foundry STL, Chouteau Greenway, and more.