If you’re thinking about attending Saint Louis University, one of the first things we suggest is to visit campus. That’s because there is something special about seeing SLU in person.
Scattered among our state-of-the-art classroom buildings and historic halls are the places that make the 271-acres of SLU a community — the amphitheater at Lipic Clock Tower Plaza where students gather on warm days, the chairs clustered around a fire pit at Fusz Hall on cool nights and the touch-football games on Tegeler Field that break out spring or fall.
You’ll feel our spirit in the cheers coming from Chaifetz Arena and in the ritual of 9 p.m. Mass each Sunday. Run your hands down the same oak banisters brought to a gloss by generations of students before you and rub the bronze belly of the Billiken statue for good luck.
Someplace between posing for a picture in front of the campus gateways, testing out a hammock on the quad or hearing the St. Francis Xavier College Church bells toll, you realize you’re finally home.
Where is Saint Louis University?
Located in the middle of the city that shares its name, SLU is walking distance from both St. Louis’ performing arts center and from the Cortex Innovation District, which is a key reason St. Louis is the number one start-up city in America. An easy drive from more than 300 cities, see campus in a day, or spend an entire weekend getting to know SLU and the city of St. Louis.
By the Numbers
- 7 residence halls and four on-campus apartment complexes
- 120,000 square feet of space to work out and compete at Simon Recreation Center, including two pools and sand volleyball courts
- 1 state-of-the-art dining hall and 15 restaurants, including Qdoba Mexican Grill, Starbucks and St. Louis Bread Company/Panera
- 3 museums: Saint Louis University Museum of Art, Historic Cupples House and Galleries, and the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art
With such a a vibrant campus, it's no wonder Saint Louis University has received recognition for its beautiful historic buildings and parklike setting.
Most Beautiful Campus Churches
St. Francis Xavier College Church was recognized by collegeranker.com on its “50 Most Beautiful College Campus Wedding Venues” list. At No. 2, SLU is the only university in Missouri, and the only Jesuit school in the nation, on the list.
Top College Museums
Saint Louis University Museum of Art is No. 4 among the top 50 college and university museums in the nation, according to collegerank.net. SLUMA was the only museum in Missouri on the list.
Top Green Colleges
SLU was named one of the nation’s top green schools in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition. The guide profiled colleges with exceptional commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus policies and programming.
Tree Campus USA
SLU is one of eight institutions in Missouri, and only the second Jesuit institution, to be rewarded the Arbor Day Foundation's "Tree Campus USA" designation for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.