About SLU for Busy Adults Worldwide
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.
Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of nearly 14,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis, Missouri and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.
Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies is dedicated to adult learners, offering online, accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs, in addition to minors and certificates.
SLU: A Global University
SLU's nearly 14,000 students come from all over the globe, spanning all 50 states and nearly 80 countries. SLU is committed to growing its already strong international presence. Founded more than 40 years ago, SLU's second campus in Madrid, Spain, was the first fully accredited U.S. university to be recognized by the Spanish higher education authorities. The Madrid Campus and relationships with other universities across the globe add to SLU's international influence and network of students.
Jesuit Tradition: Superior Education
A Jesuit education is known for its academic rigor, with a commitment to offering challenging courses, with professors who expect the best from their students, yet a Jesuit education includes more than just learning in the classroom-it includes educating the whole person in mind, body and spirit.
A Jesuit education also encourages students to become "men and women for others" - people who use their knowledge and skills to improve their communities, their countries, and their world.
Although SLU is a Catholic, Jesuit university, students of all faiths are welcome. The University supports students in developing their personal faiths, whatever they may be, and offers a rich variety of religious services and traditions.
Saint Louis University (SLU) is ranked in the top 100 universities in the United States by many prestigious publications. Barron's Best Buys in College Education lists SLU as one of the universities that provides "a first-class education at affordable prices." Forbes also ranks SLU among "America's Top Colleges."
SLU at a Glance
- Founded: 1818
- Location: St. Louis, Mo.
- Student-Faculty Ratio: 12-1
- Average Class Size: 23.6
- Gender: 59 percent female, 41 percent male
- Geographic Diversity: 50 states and nearly 80 countries
- Athletics: 18 NCAA Division I sports, including football and basketball
St. Louis: A Dynamic City
With a metropolitan area of nearly 3 million people, St. Louis is a thriving urban center in the middle of America, less than 500 km south of Chicago.
Filled with history museums, national monuments, world-renowned performance venues and impressive restaurants, St. Louis offers a glimpse into America's rich past and dynamic present.
Identified by its Gateway Arch, St. Louis' varied skyline reflects the diversity its many neighborhoods, each with its own uniquely vibrant atmosphere. St. Louis is also home to many corporations and Fortune 500 companies.