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Fast Facts About SLU

Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. For more than 200 years, it has been providing students with a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person.

 

President

Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. 

Locations

St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain 

Tuition

$48,100 (FY21-22 undergraduate tuition); 98% of all SLU students received aid in 2020.

Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Religious Heritage

Jesuit (Society of Jesus)

Student­-Faculty Ratio

9­-1

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SLU by the Numbers

89

undergraduate majors

86

graduate disciplines

$400M

in total aid awarded to students in 2020

98%

of SLU's first-time freshmen received financial aid in 2020

12883

students from all 50 U.S. states and 22 countries

10%

of SLU undergraduate students will be the first in their families to complete a college degree.

1993

faculty members, with a 9 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio

$53M

in external research support in 2021 (government, foundation, association and private support)

Academics

Program Rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranked 15 of SLU's graduate and undergraduate programs among the top 50 in the country for 2022

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Colleges, Schools and Degree Granting Centers (by Subject)

Service and Student Life

Diversity

SLU was the first Jesuit university to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

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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; member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

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Study Abroad

More than 600 SLU students participate in international experiences each year. SLU's international campus in Madrid, Spain, is home to 800 students from 45 countries and can accommodate some type of study abroad experience for all of SLU's undergraduate majors. 

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Service Learning

500+ partner organizations serve as sites for volunteer and service learning opportunities for SLU students. SLU offers 150+ community engagement courses.

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Faith

An average of 800 students of all faith backgrounds attend the 4:30 and 8 p.m. student Masses at Francis Xavier College Church each Sunday. 

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Outcomes

According to self-reported data, more than 90% of SLU's recent graduates are employed, continuing their education or participating in service programs. SLU has more than 135,000 alumni living in all 50 states and 154 countries.

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