Saint Louis University is nationally known for its beautiful campus. Located in the
Midtown area of St. Louis, Missouri, SLU is steps away from the arts and entertainment
district known as Grand Center, as well as lots of other urban, cultural attractions.
But being in an urban setting doesn't mean SLU students miss out on a traditional
college experience. The campus is set on more than 270 acres with nearly 150 buildings,
and SLU's undergraduates have their pick of residence halls, state-of-the art classrooms,
hundreds of clubs and activities, art museums, concerts, all-you-can eat dining and
Dorms and Dining
More than 90 percent of SLU's freshmen live on campus. Grand Hall and Spring Hall, SLU's newest dorms — which are among the most sustainable buildings on campus — house
many first-year and second-year residents. Both have community lounges, study spaces,
chapels and outdoor gathering areas. On ground floor of Grand Hall is the brand-new,
all-you-care-to-eat Grand Dining Hall. In addition, there are plenty of other good eats on campus and all around SLU.
Smart classrooms across campus use the latest technology. And half of SLU’s undergraduate
courses have fewer than 20 students, which means more individual attention. A secure
wireless internet connection keeps you connected in any building on campus and many
popular outdoor spots as well. Plus, there are more than 8,000 public computers available
Another great place to spend time is the Busch Student Center, the hub of student life on campus. Home to the bookstore, some good nooks for studying
and lots of dining options, the BSC also houses campus activities like the student-run
radio station and the Cross Cultural Center. Need a study break? The Simon Recreation Center has two levels of workout space, indoor and outdoor pools, and a smoothie bar for
after your workout. Every SLU student is given a free membership.
Sports are big at SLU, the only NCAA Division I school in St. Louis. From basketball and soccer to baseball, softball and volleyball, you can almost
always catch a game on campus. Chaifetz Arena is home to lots of the action as well as concerts and special events throughout the
If you need a little quiet reflection, SLU has you covered. With lots of open space
and public art and fountains, there's always some place you can call your own, including
one of SLU's most recognizable landmarks — Saint Francis Xavier College Church. Home to SLU's weekly 9 p.m. Mass, the building, also known as College Church, is a spiritual home to many students,
Catholic or not. Want to see it for yourself? Schedule a visit.