Here at Saint Louis University, we foster your talents, ambitions and inherent curiosity.
Our values help move the world forward and empower our next generation of innovators.
No matter where you end up, your journey starts here. Find the best option for you and apply through the SLU Applicant Portal or via the
Common App. There is no fee to apply for undergraduate admission.
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New first-year students apply to SLU through four different paths
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Here at Saint Louis University, we foster your talents, ambitions and inherent curiosity. Our values help move the world forward and empower our next generation of innovators. No matter where you end up, your journey starts here.
Find the best option for you and apply through the SLU Applicant Portal or via the Common App. There is no fee to apply for undergraduate admission.
Fast Facts About Saint Louis University
most-trusted university in the U.S (Morning Consult)
in Catholic universities in the U.S. (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education)
99% of new first-time students receive financial aid
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Earn Microgrants to Offset Tuition Costs Now
SLU is partnering with Raise.me to help students in grades 9-12 earn micro-scholarships for academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school. When students add achievements to their portfolio on Raise.me, they become eligible to earn micro-scholarships throughout their high school career. In addition, you can also earn micro-scholarships for participating in creative competitions sponsored through GlobalShala. Get started at raise.me/join/slu, or contact your admission counselor for more information.
Get to Know SLU
Tour residence halls, meet with faculty members and chat with current students during a campus visit to get a firsthand look at all SLU has to offer
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Our best-value education offers affordability, EXPeriential learning, global immersion and wellness initiatives.
When you visit SLU, you'll get to know current students who not only show you around campus but answer all your questions about becoming a Billiken. Who will you meet?
Learn what sets Saint Louis University apart — from your first day on campus to long after graduation, from chances to do undergraduate research and study abroad to support services that help ensure you succeed.
Any undergraduate student at SLU, in any major of study, is guaranteed a study abroad opportunity at our campus in Madrid, Spain.
Where will SLU take you? Explore how our majors lead to the internships, research opportunities and hands-on learning you'll need to graduate career-ready. Plus, see where our recent alums work now and what career services are offered on campus.
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While not required for admission, a résumé of activities and letters of recommendation are encouraged.
All applicants are also encouraged to complete an admission interview.
Check your email or contact your admission counselor for details.
Your College Experience at SLU
Once the basics are covered, explore even more things that will make your experience at SLU special.
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We can’t wait to welcome you to Saint Louis University! Our rigorous academic programs will challenge your mind, while our deep commitment to service and social justice will shape who you become. See what lies ahead in our section for admitted students and complete key tasks.