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Madrid Campus Becomes Home for 1,097 Students

by Isaiah Voss


SLU-Madrid kicks off the fall 2023 term by breaking its admissions records for the second year in a row.

With expanding partnerships and degree-seeking student numbers up, the University expects much growth over the course of the 2023-24 academic year. Nearly 60% of students will attend SLU-Madrid for the next four years.

Students crossing street in front of Padre Arrupe Hall.

Incoming freshmen students cross street in front of Padre Arrupe Hall. Photo by Ángel García.

There are 456 study abroad students — almost a quarter of whom are visiting from SLU-St. Louis. Other universities with considerable amounts of students include Loyola University Chicago and the University of Richmond.

The Madrid Campus continues its partnerships with Northeastern University's NUin program and the University of Delaware's World Scholars Program. The total number of participants from these two universities tops 200. The George Washington University has also established a first-year agreement with SLU-Madrid for fall 2023.

All degree-seeking and visiting students will be welcomed during the Convocation of the Class of 2027 Ceremony on Thursday, August 31.

Faculty, staff and students will benefit from the addition of Manresa Hall located on Calle Max Aub, 5. The property was acquired by the University this summer and will open on the same day as the convocation. Manresa Hall will offer office space for part-time faculty and marketing and communications staff.

In the coming months, the Madrid Campus expects visits from SLU-St. Louis staff, during which the administration will determine the next steps in searching for permanent leadership positions to be filled by July 2024.