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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO, USA
3.83 Average Rating

Founded by Jesuits in 1818, Saint Louis University is a private research institution and one of the oldest Catholic universities in the United States. SLU is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate and graduate degrees. For students who wish to learn in another culture, SLU features a study abroad experience at the university’s international campus in Madrid. Outside of the classroom, Saint Louis fields 16 men’s and women’s athletic teams and the mascot of SLU is the Billiken, a mythical symbol of good luck.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
33%
Out of State Students
59%
0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1257
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,581
Total Number of Undergrads
9,910
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
Learning Options
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
58%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$31,005
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$40,100
Out-of-State Tuition
$40,100
0
100
96%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,580
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
150
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Saint Louis
Chicago
New York
Kansas City
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
47%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$54,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.83 Average Rating
The campus is truly beautiful as well as the chapel. Some people worry about the fact that the University is in Saint Louis, but SLU has impressive security. A great place to stay close to your faith and grow.
Roxie
SLU is accepting and inviting to those who show interest. It has a great atmoshere and I am so excited to be able to experience the student life here.
Nina from Saint Louis, MO