|SLU offers numerous opportunities to volunteer in the community such as the annual Make A Difference Day event. File photo
Saint Louis University has been named the fourth-best school in the country for community service by Washington Monthly. This marks the third consecutive year the University has placed in the top five.
The publication, based in Washington D.C., ranks schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and service.
Other notable honors the University received were "Top Jesuit School," "Top Faith-Based School" and a second-place ranking as a top private institution.
This isn't the only accolade SLU has garnered recently for its emphasis on "service for others."
Earlier this year, the University was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the sixth consecutive year. Placement on the honor roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and community engagement.
Saint Louis University also placed fifth on Hercampus.com's 2013 list of "The Most Charitable Schools." Hercampus.com is a collegiate guide and news network for women college students.
In the guide, SLU was noted for its annual Make a Difference Day, which is one of the largest collegiate days of service in the nation, and its Community Service Federal Work Study Program, which allows work-study students to work with local nonprofits.
A few other service highlights include:
Learn more about service at SLU by visiting the Center for Service and Community Engagement website.