Saint Louis University

SLU At a Glance

The Saint Louis University Profile is available in pdf format.

Founded: 1818

Religious affiliation: Catholic, Jesuit and welcoming individuals of all faiths and backgrounds. Learn more about our Jesuit mission.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri -- in the city's arts district, five minutes from the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi Riverfront. (View a list of St. Louis attractions.) A second campus is located in Madrid, Spain. 

Enrollment: Nearly 8,600 undergraduates and 4,800 graduate students (including medical and law students) from all 50 states and more than 75 countries. More than 60 percent of SLU's undergraduate students are from out of state. 

Tuition: $38,700 (2015-16 undergraduate tuition). View the full list of tuition and rates.

Financial aid: 97 percent of first-time freshmen received financial aid in 2014.

Majors and programs: Nearly 100 undergraduate programs and nearly 80 graduate programs. Learn more about each of our majors and academic programs.

Most popular undergraduate majors: Business administration, nursing, biology, exercise science (physical  therapy/athletic training) and psychology. 

Student-faculty ratio: 12-1

Average class size: 25.6

Faculty excellence: 99 percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

Research: $39.6 million in research support 

On-campus living: 92 percent of freshmen live on campus.

After graduation: 96 percent of 2013 graduates say they are satisfied in their postgraduate activities, including careers and graduate studies.

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; part of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Learn more on the official Billiken Athletics site.

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