Skip to main content
MenuSearch & Directory

Freshman Admission

Be a Billiken

Since 1818, Saint Louis University has made it our mission to pursue truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. To foster intellectual curiosity. To serve others with compassion. To change the world for the better. We look for the same in our students.

Our Jesuit tradition demands excellence in research and teaching. We deliver with nearly 90 undergraduate majors across 10 colleges and schools. Our graduates start non­profits, discover new vaccines and teach in under­-resourced schools. They become business leaders at the biggest companies and servants to those in need.

Their paths to success may vary, but they all started here.

SLU offers four application paths for first-time freshman applicants: Early Decision I and II, Early Action and Regular Decision. Whichever option is a fit for you, you can apply using the SLU applicant portal or through the Common Application. There is no application fee when you apply for undergraduate admission. 

Ready to be a Billiken?

Take the Next Step

Facts & Figures


undergraduate students

No. 56

in best value schools, according to U.S. News & World Report

No. 6

among U.S. Catholic universities, according to Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education


for best teaching, according to U.S. News & World Report

Why Choose SLU?

Get to Know SLU

See what current Billikens have to say about attending Saint Louis University.

Recommended Items

Though not required for admission, submission of a résumé of activities and letters of recommendation is encouraged. All applicants are also encouraged to complete an admission interview. Check your email or contact your admission counselor for details. 

Be a Billiken

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 or complete some key tasks below. 

Once the basics are covered, explore even more of the things that will make your experience at SLU so special — our Learning Communities, honors program, scholars programs and student life at SLU.