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It All Starts at SLU

At Saint Louis University, your education is more than the classes you take, the grades you get and the degree you earn. It's even more than the career you'll start after graduation. It's about who you will become and how you'll respond to the way the world changes. It's about how your mind, opinions and insights grow. It's being prepared to make meaningful impact and change. And it starts your freshman year.

See who you can become at SLU.

Why SLU? Hear from current students and recent alumni what sets Saint Louis University apart, from your first day on campus to long after graduation.

I feel like SLU prepared me so well to end up in a job [where] I can be a part of something bigger than myself."

— Katelyn Churchill, A&S '19

Get Ready for Your Future

Video: Be Successful

Video: Be Successful

More than 94 percent of our recent graduates are satisfied with their their path after SLU. Hear from current students and recent alums about the unique opportunities and career connections only available at SLU.

Video: Be Prepared

Video: Be Prepared

You aren't in this alone. Starting with on campus resources like learning communities and 24-hour access to tutoring, plus classes that help you transition from high school to college, you'll experience a unique culture of support at SLU.

Student Research at SLU

Video: Be Innovative

Want to be involved in research from day one? SLU puts you in the lab and in the field as an undergraduate. See how our current students are participating in—and even conducting—studies at SLU that are helping to change the world.

Transformatives Service at SLU

Video: Be Impactful

At SLU, you'll discover the difference between volunteering and truly serving others. Through service learning and leadership opportunities on campus, you'll see the bigger picture behind your career choice as you impact communities for the better.

Freshman Year

At Saint Louis University, the transition from high school to college is full of opportunities to get connected to campus resources, find your place in the Billiken community and build a foundation for your success at SLU and beyond. You've got this, and we're here to help every step of the way.

View the Freshman-Year Checklist

Sophomore Year

Your second year at SLU is a good time to refine your academic goals and start exploring internship and research options. Strengthen relationships with professors and classmates. Seek out ways to develop your leadership skills. Change the way you see the world — and your place in it — through service learning in the St. Louis region or a semester spent studying abroad. 

View the Sophomore-Year Checklist

Junior Year

In year three, meet with advisors, mentors and career counselors to discuss career paths. Pursue an internship or clinical experience, and attend on-campus career fairs and networking events. Dig deeper into your academic interests, and stay involved in campus life. Consider mentoring new Billikens as they acclimate to life as SLU. 

View the Junior-Year Checklist

Senior Year

Whether your post-graduation plans include a job search or graduate school, senior year prepares you for what's next. Network with Billiken alumni and gain confidence through mock interviews, résumé reviews and more. Take time to reflect on the unique impact you want to have on the world around you. Where will SLU take you? 

View the Senior-Year Checklist