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Overall Niche Grade
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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 6,625 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 $45,700.
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

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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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,580/ 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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.137 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.136 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,625Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,285
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 83 responses
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  • Every Billiken is unique!
    28%
  • Accepting, involved, and very friendly.
    25%
  • Catholic
    12%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • 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.170 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.183 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
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  • MEDIUM-SIZED
    65%
  • Nice size
    20%
  • Huge
    6%
  • Small
    6%
  • Academics
    2%
  • Home away from home
    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 (SLU) embodies many of the key elements of a great university. The educators and instructors are top notch, the campus is beautifully curated, and students access to resources is competitive. The one area where SLU must make an important effort in improving is their disability services, and making the services more accessible to students with disabilities. While the services are available in name alone, the barriers created in meeting the needs of differently abled students are so great that many students go without their needed accommodations. Additionally, once the student does meet and go through the unnecessary hurdles to obtain these services, their needs are not handled by trained staff. For a university that trains future healthcare professionals it is unfortunate they cannot meet the needs of all of their students equally.
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Coming here as a transfer student was a rough transition at first. However, by my second semester I have come to love SLU. The academics are rigorous and I feel like I am learning new things everyday. The students and faculty I have met here are amazing. If you are an incoming student get involved, there is something for everyone at SLU. The campus is gorgeous and I love everything that the St. Louis area has to offer. Definitely satisfied with choosing SLU!
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!