As a high school student, Jordan Ireland attended SLU Billiken basketball games, getting a spirited introduction to the Billiken community. Now a freshman at Saint Louis University, she's majoring in nursing, getting involved on campus — and discovering the best places to eat at SLU.
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Clubs and Organizations: MLK Scholar, Student Nursing Association
Why I Chose SLU
When I was trying to find the college that was the best fit for me, SLU seemed to meet my needs. I found both the academic and social opportunities I was seeking for. Also, SLU has an amazing nursing program!
In high school, going to both the men and women's basketball games in Chaifetz Arena, the school spirit and environment was always fun and exciting, and I wanted to be a part of the Billiken community.
Finding Community at SLU
One of my favorite things about the Billiken community is you always have a support group by your side to help you with questions and help you succeed.
What's Cool About My Major
The nursing program is a direct-entry bachelor's degree program with state-of-the-art classrooms and clinical labs, opportunities for study abroad and top-notch clinical experiences!
The Best Food on Campus
Fresh Gatherings on South Campus. They have great food options!
Something I Love About St. Louis Is ...
There are lots of good places to eat and hang out with friends. Some of my favorite places to eat in STL are SugarFire, Hi-Pointe, and Salt and Smoke.
Advice for Your College Search
Start looking early, and think about what YOU want. Make a list of the characteristics you want in a college and think about campus size, class size, extracurricular facilities, location, travel time to and from home, and housing are other considerations.