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What's It Like to be a Student at SLU?

At Saint Louis University, we believe in educating the whole person. We are not only concerned with your mind, but your heart, body and spirit. It’s why our campus is rich with opportunities to get involved — to encourage you to become more complete, more balanced, more you.

Start Here: 200+ Student Organizations

International Student Federation's International Gala and Talent Show. (Photo by Garrett Canducci, Class of 2021) Launch SlideshowInternational Student Federation's International Gala and Talent Show. (Photo by Garrett Canducci, Class of 2021)

Looking to get involved on campus? With student organizations ranging from Active Minds, a mental health advocacy organization, to Zeta Tau Alpha, one of the many Greek Life options at SLU, there's something happening on campus day and night.

Browse  Student Organizations

Thrive in SLU's Caring Community

Students often tell us that they choose SLU because it feels like home. Our supportive community of fellow students, faculty and staff sincerely care about your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. See what support exists for you — and how you can assist others. You might be surprised about what you discover about yourself in the process.

Explore Campus, and Beyond

At SLU, we encourage you to step outside your comfort zone. Here you'll find people who want to discuss big ideas, academic interests, social justice passions, faith, culture, entertainment, sports and more. See what's going on:

Your Student Experience


student organizations


student leadership roles

No. 21

for student support and counseling services, according to the Princeton Review


hours of service performed annually

Enjoy Living in St. Louis, Missouri

Group of students gathered around a table at the St Louis Foundry
Founded in 1818, SLU was the first university in St. Louis, Missouri. SLU and the city have been shaping each other ever since. Maybe you can’t call St. Louis a college town — with nearly 3 million residents in the metro area, it’s too big for that. But it might be something better: a college city. So, what does St. Louis offer you?

See How STL Stacks Up

No. 1

city to launch a career, according to LinkedIn and CNBC


among most livable U.S. cities, according to Curbed

No. 2

best-paying metro area for new college grads, according to Bloomberg


in new Midtown St. Louis retail, housing and business developments by 2023

Living in St. Louis