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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Saint Louis is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in St. Louis, Missouri. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,440 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Saint Louis acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Psychology. Graduating 77% of students, Saint Louis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,700.
1 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference

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Saint Louis University Rankings

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SLU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1180-1370
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$31,460/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,103/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.122 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.145 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.144 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
18
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
9
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,440Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,342
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Every Billiken is unique!
    27%
  • Accepting, involved, and very friendly.
    25%
  • Catholic
    11%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Rich
    7%
  • Down to earth
    5%
  • Kind poor because the tuition is too expensive
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.178 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.191 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
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  • MEDIUM-SIZED
    60%
  • Nice size
    19%
  • Academics
    5%
  • Huge
    5%
  • Small
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses
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Saint Louis University is the complete package. They emphasize being a well-rounded student, meaning putting emphasis not only on grades and curriculum but also on meeting others, connections, student Life, knowledge on inclusion and diversity, and the overall well being those to attend this University. The main campus is absolutely beautiful and the students, professors, and staff are all very welcoming and friendly. This University is a great transition from living at home to living the college experience. As a racial minority I wish the University was more diverse between races though, they are taking strides to increase their inclusion. I have also already acquired many connections between professors and staff as well as friends that will last a lifetime.
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Great community environment! Everyone at SLU is always super welcoming and kind. Academics are big at SLU so if you're looking for a school just for parties this may not be the place for you. Fraternity and Sorority life is not huge here, but if that is your thing you can definitely still get involved. If you're looking for a college that will give you holistic growth, SLU is the right place for you!
I absolutely love SLU! I have met my best friends here and I am the happiest I have ever been. This is my perfect fit and I love it here. The campus is beautiful and I love walking around and seeing the beautiful buildings. I love sitting outside at the clocktower with my friends when it's warm, and I love making snow angels and having snowball fights in the quad when it's cold. I love this school with all my heart!