SLU Description

Saint Louis University (SLU) has a proud academic tradition spanning nearly 200 years. A leading research university, SLU offers rigorous academics in a personalized learning environment. The school maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of about 13:1, with an average class size under 25.

SLU comprises nearly 20 schools, colleges and academic divisions. More than 85 undergraduate majors are available, as well as a number of graduate degree programs. In addition to these opportunities, many SLU students choose to take classes abroad at the university’s second campus in Madrid, Spain.

Though it prides itself on its strong academics, Saint Louis University places equal importance on personal growth. Student life at SLU offers a wide range of ways to get involved, from athletics to ministry to community service.

To apply for financial aid at SLU, you must complete the FAFSA. The university also offers merit awards, renewable for four years, to incoming students. These awards are based on your high school GPA. Financial aid is also available for graduate programs; contact the appropriate department for more information.

SLU’s admissions process varies based on the type of application. The priority deadline for most scholarship consideration is December 1, but special programs, including graduate programs, may have different deadlines and procedures. Visit SLU’s website for more information.

Quick Facts about Saint Louis University

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Billikens

Nickname

SLU

Website

www.slu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$33,470

Out-of-State Tuition

$33,470

Retention Rate

84%

Enrollment

13,584

Year Established

1818

SLU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3

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100% of students gave Saint Louis University 3 stars overall.

Former Student - Last Attended 2012

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

Saint Louis University is definitely a good school, but it mainly focuses on the biggest academic areas, such as engineer, physical therapy, and pre-medicine. As an Art student, I felt that my program was greatly overshadowed and that no one felt the same passion for the arts as I did. I would recommend it for people interested in those fields, but for anyone pursuing other goals, I would suggest another school that puts more effort into those programs.

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SLU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
11,187
Freshman Class
1,756
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
13,584

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
82%
Graduate
18%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
99%
Part-Time
1%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
29%
Out-of-State
71%

Gender of Students

Women
58%
Men
42%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
6%
Asian
5%
Caucasian
77%
Latino
2%
Other
10%

Students State Origin

Missouri
29%
Illinois
27%
Ohio
4%
Texas
2%
Wisconsin
2%
Other
36%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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