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SLU Named a Best Value, Leading Catholic University in Recent National Rankings

It’s ranking season again, and Saint Louis University has once more been recognized as a best value in higher education and a top-ranked Catholic university.

Most recently, U.S. News & World Report named SLU a Best Value School for the seventh consecutive year. The publication released its 2022-2023 Best Colleges guidebook for undergraduate education this week. 

To determine which colleges and universities offer the best value for students, U.S. News factors academic quality and cost after accounting for total expenses and financial aid. SLU was ranked No. 57 among 222 national universities on the magazine’s Best Value Schools list.

In their overall rankings, U.S. News ranked SLU No. 105 among 440 national universities that offer a range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and doctoral programs, and emphasize faculty research or award professional practice doctorates.

The Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing was No. 67 out of 681 nursing schools accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business was No. 86 among 516 business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Among business specialty rankings, entrepreneurship and international business were No. 17, and finance was No. 44.

In August, the rankings and reviews website Niche ranked SLU No. 87 among 954 private universities in America, and No. 7 among 166 U.S. Catholic colleges and universities. Niche also ranked SLU’s physical therapy, nursing, public health and criminal justice programs in the top 50 nationally.

Also last month, SLU was ranked No. 3 for community service in Princeton Review’s “Best 388 Colleges for 2023.” Additionally, SLU was named the 39th most-trusted university among the nation’s leading 135 doctoral programs in Morning Consult’s latest Most Trusted Brands report. SLU was also rated No. 5 among Hispanic adults.

For a complete listing of SLU’s rankings and honors, please visit