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Wall Street Journal Ranks SLU on Top Midwestern College List

by Nancy Solomon on 02/13/2020
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Saint Louis University ranks #8 on the 2020 Wall Street Journal’s list of the top 10 colleges in big Midwestern cities.

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Once again, the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education also ranked SLU #7 among the top 10 Catholic universities in the country in their annual ranking.

The assessments were based on student outcomes, which include debt burdens and graduate salaries; academic resources for students; student engagement; and diversity.

SLU recently was named to the Princeton Review’s 2020 list of Best Value Colleges and ranked fourth on this year’s list of best schools for making an impact. The impact list was based on student responses to community service opportunities, student government, sustainability and on-campus student engagement.

The recent Wall Street Journal college rankings complement the Feb. 11 ranking by of the top 10 cities to move to right now. The list praised St. Louis for its tech growth potential and ability to incubate new ideas and attract new businesses. It also noted the revitalization of neighborhoods, particularly the City Foundry STL, a food hall and commercial space soon to open a spit from SLU.