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SLU Ranks Sixth Among Midwestern Colleges for Academic Resources

by Joe Barker on 12/22/2021


Saint Louis University ranks No. 6 among Midwestern universities for academic resources in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Students walking around on the SLU campus near the Clock Tower plaza.

The WSJ/THE rankings are based on 15 factors across four main categories. 

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

Looking at academic resources, WSJ/THE ranked Saint Louis University sixth in the Midwest. Among all schools, SLU ranked 42nd in academic resources. 

Within the WSJ/THE’s overall rankings, SLU is the No. 6 Catholic university in the country. SLU is ninth among Midwestern universities located in cities and is the second-ranked university in the state of Missouri. 

Overall SLU ranked 113 out of more than 600 universities nationwide. 

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

About Saint Louis University 

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 nearly 13,000 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.