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About SLU-Madrid

More Than 50 Years of Educating Global Billikens

Saint Louis University — Madrid (SLU-Madrid) is a diverse academic community where you can discover yourself and your place in the world.

SLU-Madrid is the European campus of Saint Louis University (SLU), founded in 1818, one of the oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities in the United States. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, and guided by its enduring Jesuit mission, SLU is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

Saint Louis University is ranked among the top Jesuit universities in the United States and has received honors for its academic excellence, efforts to serve others and commitment to making a high-quality education attainable.

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An innovator in international education, the Madrid Campus is widely recognized for its highly rigorous and transformative American educational programs. The campus is home to over 900 students from the United States, Spain and more than 50 other countries, which means the SLU-Madrid experience is about much more than academics; it’s about broadening your horizons, discovering your place in today's globalized world and preparing you for your future.

In addition to 15 fully accredited undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees that can be pursued entirely in Spain, SLU-Madrid offers over 200 courses each semester that fulfill degree requirements for undergraduate majors available in St. Louis. This opens up a variety of educational opportunities for students, allowing you to:

  • Earn your undergraduate degree entirely in Spain.
  • Study abroad with us for a summer, a semester or an academic year (or two!).
  • Transfer from another university to SLU-Madrid to complete one of the 15 majors available in Madrid.
  • Begin your studies in Spain and then transfer to the St. Louis campus to complete one of more than 50 different undergraduate majors.

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What is a Billiken?

Colleges and universities across the United States have their own mascots, which are symbols of good luck for sports teams and an ambassador of goodwill for the school. The term “Billiken” refers not only to SLU’s blue and white mascot, it is also used informally to refer to any SLU student.

To be a Billiken means embracing the entire Saint Louis University experience. You will not only be a student but a member of the University community. You will be a volunteer, a collaborator and a leader. You will be prepared and professional. Most of all, you will be yourself: unique.

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