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Saint Louis University's Counseling Services Ranked Top 20 in the Nation

by Maggie Rotermund on 08/26/2020
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Saint Louis University has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its newly-released Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition. SLU was ranked No. 17 in the nation for best counseling services. The ranking is based on a student assessment of the counseling services available on campus.

Wuller Hall

University Counseling is located on the second floor of Wuller Hall, which can be accessed through the Eckelkamp Center for Campus Ministry on West Pine, just west of the clock tower. SLU file photo. 

"This ranking is a result of SLU's ongoing investment to address the increasingly challenging mental health needs of students," said Steven J. Byrnes, Psy.D., director of the University Counseling Center. "It is gratifying to know that our students have recognized SLU's commitment in this survey."

Byrnes noted that SLU has expanded mental health services at a time when many colleges and universities have reduced them as part of budget cuts. 

"By funding additional counselors, psychiatrists, outreach and prevention programs — and training the community to best respond to students in distress — SLU has developed a strong culture of care across campus," he said. 

"These vital services are found not only in the University Counseling Center or Student Health Center," he added, "but throughout all of the Division of Student Development, where our goal is to optimize a student's personal and academic development to graduate and bring goodness to the world."

About the Rankings

One of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides, The Best 385 Colleges rankings are based on surveys of 143,000 students at 386 top colleges that includes a wide representation by region, size, selectivity and character.

Published annually since 1992, the book has detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores in eight categories as well as ranking lists of top 20 schools in 62 categories. 

Ranking Methodology

The Princeton Review’s 62 college ranking lists cover eight general areas: Academics/Administration, Quality of Life, Politics, Campus Life, Town Life, Extracurriculars, Social Scene, and Schools by Type. 

More About the University Counseling Center

The University Counseling Center offers individual psychotherapy, case management, outreach and prevention, and educational groups. Psychiatry appointments are available at the Student Health Center by calling 314-977-2323. 

The University Counseling Center staff are highly trained specialists who can help students with a broad range of concerns including: