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Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. For more than 200 years, it has been providing students with a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person.

 

PRESIDENT

Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. 

LOCATIONS

St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain 

TUITION

$44,700 (FY19-20 undergraduate tuition); 97 percent of first­-time freshmen received aid as of June 2018.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION

Roman Catholic

RELIGIOUS HERITAGE

Jesuit (Society of Jesus)

STUDENT­-FACULTY RATIO

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SLU by the Numbers

190+

undergraduate and graduate programs offered.

12853

students + 6,312 enrolled in our advanced college credit program.

$185.8M

in institutional aid offered to students in fiscal year 2017.

44%

of SLU's 2017 graduates completed their education without student debt.

127249

alumni living in 50 states and 154 countries.

2348

faculty members; 99 percent of tenured and tenure-­track faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

$1.15B

endowment, as of December 2018.

$715M

in economic impact in the St. Louis metropolitan region each year.

Academics  

PROGRAM RANKINGS 

17 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the country in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report. 

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Service and Student Life 

DIVERSITY

SLU was the first Jesuit university to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

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ATHLETICS

NCAA Division I in 18 sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball; member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

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STUDY ABROAD

About 820 SLU students participate in international experiences each year. The Madrid, Spain campus is home to 826 students from 49 countries and can accommodate some type of study abroad experience for all of SLU's undergraduate majors. 

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Service Learning

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for SLU students. SLU offered 87 service learning courses in fall 2018.

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Faith

An average of 800 students of all faith backgrounds attend the 4:30 and 9 p.m. student Masses at Francis Xavier College Church each Sunday. 

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Outcomes

According to self-reported data, 94 percent of SLU's Class of 2018 were satisfied with their post-graduation path. SLU has more than 129,000 alumni living in all 50 states and 154 countries. 

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