Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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Science & Engineering Profile

Higher purpose. Greater good.

Saint Louis University’s School of Science and Engineering (SSE) graduates technically proficient and socially responsible innovators and leaders. Its programs go beyond the ordinary by offering experiential learning opportunities, and it operates in a spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration to best prepare students for sought-after professions such as data science, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.

SSE faculty will be dedicated to your academic and personal growth, and you’ll benefit from their expertise and mentorship. Their research—in which you can be involved—is funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Siemens, the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network, and the departments of Transportation in Missouri and Illinois. 

Your career in STEM
As a STEM major at SLU, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice what you learn, whether that’s helping to code the department’s systems, using virtual reality to control drones used in research, or more! Your professors not only embrace technology; they’re helping invent it. 

Internship opportunities include airlines, technology companies and labs, and many lead to jobs after—or even before—graduation. SLU alumni can be found in STEM fields at leading companies around the globe. 


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.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Most engineers can’t just sit in a classroom all day. We want to actually see how stuff works. SLU really caters to the hands-on experience environment.”

    • Laura Bultus
      Mechanical Engineering