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Educating the Whole Person — Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

Guided by our enduring Jesuit mission, we offer our nearly 13,000 students a highly rigorous and deeply transformative education that helps them develop into bold, confident leaders. Rated among the nation’s top research universities, SLU boasts 15 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Academically, ethics, spirituality and compassion take center stage, while outside the classroom, members of the SLU community provide more than 1.6 million service hours each year — just one reason we’re among the nation's top colleges for making an impact. In fact, more than 120 of SLU's courses integrate community engagement into academics.

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Students from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries


Alumni in 50 states and 154 countries




Faculty members

Focused on Your Success, Now and in the Future

Every university prides itself on certain facts and figures, but at SLU, one of the statistics that brings us the most pride is success of our alumni, not only in the jobs they hold but in the impact they make on the world around us. In fact, nearly all recent SLU alumni report being satisfied with their post-graduation path.

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Among many other locations, recent Saint Louis University graduates are employed* at:

  • American Red Cross
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Bayer
  • Boeing Co.
  • Centene Corp.
  • CitiGroup Inc.
  • FAA
  • IBM Global Services
  • Mastercard Inc.
  • MilliporeSigma
  • NASA
  • Nestlé Purina
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • United Airlines
  • Wells Fargo and Co.
  • World Wide Technology

* According to data collected by SLU Career Services.