Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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Higher purpose. Greater good.

Saint Louis University aspires to build a school community that prioritizes inclusion, celebrates diversity and respects the dignity of every individual. Drawing on its Jesuit roots, the University is committed to ensuring that social justice and equity are an intrinsic part of the education it imparts, the resources it offers and the community it serves here in St. Louis and around the world. 

SLU’s Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement (DICE) serves community needs through the following offices and programming: the Center for Social Action; the Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship; the Faculty Equity Office; and its Strategic Initiatives team. Together, they work to educate, eliminate barriers and transform campus culture so all members of the SLU community can flourish. 

You at SLU
In fall 2023, SLU welcomed the most diverse first-year class in the University’s history—23.6% of its first-year students are Black, Hispanic, or multiracial. 

SLU also offers 30+ student organizations focused on diversity leadership and identity. Students can become servant leaders and advocates of social justice through opportunities that include working at a campus kitchen; in community-based clinics and centers; with a social justice learning community; in a graduate program to teach in urban Catholic schools; with 500+ area nonprofits; and more. 


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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