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Record-breaking Fall 2022 Enrollment Hits 990

by Isaiah Voss


Few campuses in the world rival SLU-Madrid's diversity, with 65 nationalities represented in its student body.

The undergraduate enrollment growth results, in part, from the increase in degree programs available to undergraduates. The campus offers 17 majors, including mechanical engineering, which will start in the Fall of 2023. This increase also results from fewer travel restrictions, as Spain and the rest of the world open up after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Few campuses in the world rival SLU-Madrid's diversity, with 65 nationalities represented in its student body.

SLU-Madrid students walking near Palacio Real. Photo by Luana Fischer.

After the United States and Spain, the top four countries represented on campus are Italy, Morocco, Georgia and Ecuador, in that order. Also represented are Albania, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore and South Africa.

The most popular major on campus is International Studies, an interdisciplinary program that pairs well with other degree programs. Other top majors are, in order of prevalence, International Business, Computer Science, Psychology and Political Science.

SLU-Madrid is hosting 445 study abroad students. That includes 156 visiting from Saint Louis University, along with cohorts from Northeastern University, University of Delaware, the University of Richmond and other U.S. universities.

The last time SLU-Madrid witnessed so many students was before the pandemic.

"Our campus' diversity is perhaps the feature of SLU-Madrid that our students love most," said SLU-Madrid Dean Paul Vita, Ph.D. "It's thrilling to see their interactions with each other — in the classroom, all around campus — as they prepare for careers as global citizens."

Note: Data provided by Academic Advising.