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Where learning makes a lasting impact

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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.

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Fast Facts About Saint Louis University


undergraduate students

No. 39

most-trusted university in the U.S (Morning Consult)

No. 6

in Catholic universities in the U.S. (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education)


99% of new first-time first-year students receive financial aid

Start Earning Scholarship Dollars

Earn Microgrants to Offset Tuition Costs Now

SLU is partnering with 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, they become eligible to earn micro-scholarships throughout their high school career. Get started at, or contact your admission counselor for more information.

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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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SLU Difference Award

The SLU Difference Award — part of the Billiken Promise — is a credit of up to $10,000 to customize your education at Saint Louis University. These funds can be applied to cover tuition costs and fees for summer and winter undergraduate courses and select graduate programs.

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Recommended Items

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.

Admitted to SLU?

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.