At a glance
Saint Louis University is a premier research university where students and faculty work side-by-side to tackle tough questions and find solutions that impact communities in St. Louis and around the world. As a Catholic, Jesuit institution, SLU 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. 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 90 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate and professional programs, students from all 50 states and 82 countries travel to SLU to pursue a top-notch education. Rated among the nation’s top research universities, SLU boasts 14 graduate and undergraduate programs that rank among the top 50 in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Beyond the classroom
SLU offers students the opportunity to study at a place where academic achievement and scientific advancement unite with a commitment to community. Here, 99% of tenured faculty members hold the highest degree in their field. SLU students collaborate with premier scholars and researchers and conduct research that transforms their disciplines and the lives of others. Six months after graduation, 94% of our students are working, volunteering, or attending graduate or professional school.
In 1967, the University established 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.
Our dynamic city
Amazing outdoor spaces, museums, world-class theater experiences, and a wealth of internship and job opportunities (the city is home to nine Fortune 500 companies) means St. Louis doesn’t just have “something for everyone”—it has something for you. All this and more is packed into a city that’s ranked among the “Top 10 Most Affordable Cities,” according to Forbes.