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SLU Ranks 6th Among Catholic Universities in Latest Wall Street Journal Ranking

by Joe Barker on 09/30/2021

Saint Louis University ranks in the top-10 among Catholic colleges in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 college rankings.

An aerial of the SLU campus showing College Church and DuBourg Hall

For the second straight year SLU was rated the No. 6 Catholic university in the country. Saint Louis University held the 7th spot in the 2020 rankings.

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

In the rankings, SLU was ninth among Midwestern universities located in cities. SLU was the second-ranked university in the state of Missouri. 

Overall SLU was ranked 113 out of more than 600 universities nationwide. The overall ranking marks a steady climb for the University. SLU was tied for No. 114 last year and ranked 121 in 2019. 

Saint Louis University was also recognized recently as one of the nation’s best values in higher education by U.S. News and World Report

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers more than 12,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.