Saint Louis University.

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University (SLU) is a private Jesuit research university with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818 by Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.SLU has an enrollment of 12,546 students with an additional 7,101 students enrolled in its 1818 advanced college credit program. The 2019-20 student body includes 8,072 undergraduate students and 4,474 graduate students that represents all 50 states and more than 82 foreign countries. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".For more than 50 years, the university has maintained a campus in Madrid, Spain. The Madrid campus was the first freestanding campus operated by an American university in Europe and the first American institution to be recognized by Spain's higher education authority as an official foreign university. The campus has 850 students, a faculty of 110, an average class size of 17 and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1.SLU's athletic teams compete in NCAA's Division I and are a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 7,209 students
  • 0.74 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Saint Louis University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Accounting, Finance, International Business, and Computer Science.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

8,653 students out of 13,431 applicants were accepted into Saint Louis University. They had an average SAT score of 1319. 13% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 90% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Saint Louis University was $42,166. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $57,214.

Financial aid available at Saint Louis University

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

56% of undergraduate students at Saint Louis University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Saint Louis University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Saint Louis University was of $10,996 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Saint Louis University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017