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

Life at Saint Louis University is more than what happens in the classroom.

Connect with friends and explore your interests through more than 150 chartered student organizations on campus. Step into a leadership role in student government or as a mentor to other Billikens. Take a lap around campus with the running club or find your center with yoga on the quad. Reflect at a Campus Ministry retreat or find a new cause through the Center for Service and Community Engagement. 

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.

This is Your Campus

At SLU, we encourage you to step outside your comfort zone to discover something new about the world. You might be surprised about what you discover about yourself in the process. You'll never also be bored with on-campus entertainment options, including: 

150+ Student Organizations Are Just the Start

Inside the Esports gaming space at SLU's Busch Student Center. (Photo by Garrett Canducci, Class of 2021)Inside the Esports gaming space at SLU's Busch Student Center. (Photo by Garrett Canducci, Class of 2021)

Billikens are an active bunch, with more than 150 on­-campus organizations, from Actio, a social justice activism group, to Zeta Tau Alpha, one of the many Greek Life options at SLU. Flip through the slideshow above to see a year of student life at SLU through the lens of student photographer Garrett Canducci (Class of 2021). 

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Your Student Experience


club sports on campus


chartered student organizations


fraternities and sororities


hours of service performed

Enjoy Living in St. Louis, Missouri

Two women in front of Ted Drewes
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


most affordable U.S. cities according to Forbes


on the Forbes "Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking Grads" list


Named "America's Next Great Food City" by Travel+Leisure

1 of 8

of America's most inclusive tech cities, according to the Brookings Institute

Living in St. Louis