Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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Imagine a place that welcomes you for who you are—and for who you’d like to become. 

At a glance
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 nearly 13,000 students. Now entering its 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, studentsfrom all 50 states and 78 countries travel to SLU to pursue a top-notch education in a broad range of studies. Students take advantage of SLU’s highly ranked programs in Business, Law, and Engineering; special opportunities such as direct-entry Nursing and Health Sciences programs and early admission to the University’s medical and law schools; and an extensive list of study abroad programs.

International student support
Prospective international students have dedicated admission counselors to help them through the application process. For students who may not meet the requirements for direct entry, SLU’s INTO program delivers University-designed Academic English and Pathway programs to support and prepare them for successful academic careers.

Once on campus, internationalstudents have access to our English Language Center, which provides specialized writing support for all SLU students whose native language is not English. The Office of International Services supports international students and those who wishto study abroad in a variety of ways, promoting international student success and a global perspective for the University community.

Beyond the classroom
SLU offers students something rare in higher education: the opportunityto 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
St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the largest cities in the midwestern United States. It’s the headquarters of nine Fortune 500 companies and one of the top cities for start-ups in the country. The St. Louis area is home to an active and diverse population of nearly three million people and was named a “Best City for Jobs” in 2018 by Glassdoor and “America’s Next Great Food City” by Travel + Leisure.

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. 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 life as a Billiken firsthand by shadowing a current student in classes and staying overnight in a residence hall.

Come see us!
We’re 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 campus by searching “virtual tour” at 


Number 2

#2 school for community service | The Princeton Review

Number 7

#7 of top Catholic colleges | Niche

Number 56

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

Top 100

Among top 100 national universities | U.S. News & World Report


St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the largest cities in the midwestern United States. It’s the headquarters of nine Fortune 500 companies and one of the top cities for start-ups in the country. The St. Louis area is home to an active, diverse population of nearly three million people and was named a “Best City for Jobs” in 2018 by Glassdoor and “America’s Next Great Food City” by Travel + Leisure.


Type of School: Saint Louis University is a private national research university with undergraduate and graduate programs, including some ranked among the top 50 in the United States.

Size of Campus:
272+ acres in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain

Number of Students:
7,984 undergraduates; 60% female, 40% male; average class size of 27 students

Number of Faculty:
More than 2,200 faculty members

Colleges, programs, and degrees:
See listing to the left.

Geographic Diversity:
50 states and 78 countries

International Student Services: SLU’s Office of International Services (OIS) supports international students, scholars, and employees as well as students who wish to study abroad. OIS promotes international student success and a global perspective for the University community.

International Student Budget:
The estimated amount for tuition and living expenses for one academic year is $61,080 USD for undergraduate students.

Financial Aid: International undergraduate applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships upon submission of ACT, SAT, or Gaokao scores. Interested students should submit the College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

Test Score Requirements: International applicants are eligible for consideration for direct admission to the University with an internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score of 80 or an IELTS score of 6.5. Students who do not meet minimum English proficiency requirements can apply for a pathway or academic English  program through INTO-Saint Louis University.

Application Deadlines and Fees: SLU’s Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy programs have an application deadline of December 1; all other undergraduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Undergraduate students can apply at or via the Common Application. There is no application fee for undergraduate applications. Graduate programs have varying deadlines and application fees; see for more information.

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, and Technology
• 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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