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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Saint Louis University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
1 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
Website

Saint Louis University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1110-1330
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$33,222/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,970/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,085/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,110/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,875/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,849/ year
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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.133 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.132 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,747Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
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  • Every Billiken is unique!
    29%
  • Accepting, involved, and very friendly.
    24%
  • Catholic
    13%
  • Friendly
    9%
  • Down to earth
    6%
  • Rich
    6%
  • Kind poor because the tuition is too expensive
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.166 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.179 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • MEDIUM-SIZED
    68%
  • Nice size
    19%
  • Huge
    6%
  • Small
    6%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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 Reviews

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My experience at Saint Louis University has been tremendous so far! I have met many friends, participated in several clubs and activities and my professors have been outstanding. The smaller class sizes have made it easier to connect with classmates for study groups and I have gotten to know my professors well. While the academics are challenging I feel like faculty and staff really set you up for success at Saint Louis University!
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As a current sophomore at Saint Louis University, I want to preface by saying that I could not see myself at any other university. SLU is an extremely open college where you will meet people from diverse backgrounds who have different experiences. Of course, people will always complain and say that the "rich white people" surround SLU. However, if you actually try and engage in the SLU community you will find more than just that. SLU has given me life long friends and an education that I am proud of. So far my classes have gone well and are usually well taught. If there are any complaints, there are always surveys at the end of the semester that go straight to the department heads for review. Finding the right college for you is difficult. I was lucky enough to fall in love with SLU as soon as I visited. I definitely suggest visiting and doing an overnight to see if SLU is right for you. Roll Bills!
Saint Louis University is a great school no matter what you want to major in. They have great medical programs, engineering programs, and even an aviation program. SLU is the perfect size, small enough where classes are close, but big enough that you can meet someone new every day! Location is great too, it is about 5 minutes away from the heart of downtown.
I would like to see more involvement in the sports aspect. We have a soccer, baseball and basketball team, but not a lot of students attend their events.