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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  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 6,625 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saint Louis acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 77% of students, Saint Louis alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,300.
About Saint Louis University...
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
64%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1170-1390
ACT Range
25-31
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$31,718/ 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
    $18,378/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,658/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,180/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,305/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,500/ 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.136 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.135 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,625Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Every Billiken is unique!
    28%
  • Accepting, involved, and very friendly.
    26%
  • Catholic
    12%
  • 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.169 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.182 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • MEDIUM-SIZED
    65%
  • Nice size
    20%
  • Huge
    6%
  • Small
    6%
  • Academics
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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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I love SLU! All of the students and staff that I have encountered are very friendly and helpful. The campus is one of the best that I have ever seen, from the dorms to the historic buildings to the even the athletic fields. There are also plenty of tools to help students succeed and a strong emphasis is put on making sure students taken care of in every aspect. However, the biggest downside to SLU is the cost. Tuition is very expensive along with housing and pretty much everything else. However, I think it is worth it because you can't really put a price on a good education!
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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!
I love SLU! I attended SLU many years ago fresh out of high school. Due to financial and family challenges I ended up dropping out and going into the military. Now many years later, I am back at SLU, a real non-traditional student ...lol... actively pursing a degree in Organizational Leadership and Technology. Everything here at SLU is truly done in a spirit of excellence!