Saint Louis University campus
Saint Louis University campus
Saint Louis University campus
Saint Louis University campus
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From the School

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is a premier Catholic, Jesuit research university offering a broad range of nationally ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The second-oldest Catholic university in the nation, SLU has been a pioneer in higher education for nearly 200 years, and today continues its strong tradition of serving a higher purpose by contributing to the greater good.

With campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain, SLU fosters the intellectual, moral and spiritual development of more than 13,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 80 foreign countries. SLU students — who rank the near the top 10 percent of all college students in the country — come to the University to pursue a top-notch education in a broad range of disciplines. They also take advantage of SLU's highly ranked programs in business, law and engineering; special opportunities such as direct-entry nursing and health sciences programs, and early admission to the University's medical and law schools; and extensive study-abroad program options.

In the Classroom and Beyond SLU offers students something rare in higher education: The opportunity to study at a place where academic achievement and scientific advancement unite with a commitment to community and Jesuit values.

Here, 99 percent of tenured and tenure-track faculty members hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. And with SLU's low student-faculty ratio (12-1), students receive personalized attention from the top scholars in their fields. As one of only eight Catholic universities with a high or very high research activity designation, SLU also offers students the chance to collaborate with innovative researchers on groundbreaking work that is changing lives.

This emphasis on making a difference takes SLU students beyond the classroom, and the University is consistently recognized on the national level for its dedication to educating the whole person. SLU was named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive year in 2014, and it has been designated as a "character-building college" by the Templeton Foundation. Each year, SLU students, faculty and staff members collectively complete more than 1.6 million hours of community service.

Around the world, Saint Louis University students put their education into practice. Six months after graduation, 92 percent of SLU graduates report that they are satisfied in their postgraduate activities, including pursuing careers and graduate studies. SLU alumni have directed Hollywood blockbusters, become mayors of major cities, helped put men on the moon and worked side-by-side with Mother Theresa. Alumni are also highly successful doctors, lawyers, physical therapists, engineers and social workers, among countless other careers.

Learn more about SLU at slu.edu and beabilliken.com.

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From The School

For information about the admission process at Saint Louis University or to schedule a campus visit, call the office of admission at 800-SLU-FOR-U, email admission@slu.edu, or check out visit.slu.edu.

Overview

Applicants
13,216
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.93

GPA Breakdown

64%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
9%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
560 - 680
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Regular
August 20

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

At Saint Louis University, students can be confident they're getting a world-class education. SLU is highly ranked by the Princeton Review's "Top 380 Colleges" and by U.S. News & World Report, with 13 graduate and professional programs ranked in the top 100 in their fields. Students also have lots of options. SLU offers nearly 100 undergraduate programs of study and more than 85 graduate and professional programs.

For the most up-to-date selection of majors and programs offered, visit slu.edu/majors-and-programs.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Business
Offered by the John Cook School of Business
Accounting*
International Business*
Economics (B.S.)
Leadership and Human Resource Management
Entrepreneurship*
Marketing
Finance*
Sports Business
Information Technology Management

Engineering and Aviation
Offered by the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Aerospace Engineering*
Engineering Physics
Aviation Management
Flight Science
Biomedical Engineering*
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Civil Engineering*
Mechanical Engineering*
Computer Engineering*
Physics
Electrical Engineering*


Health Care
Offered by the Doisy College of Health Sciences
Athletic Training
* Medical Laboratory Science
Cytotechnology
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Health Information Management
Nutrition and Dietetics *
Health Sciences
* Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Investigative and Medical Sciences
Physical Therapy *
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiation Therapy


Offered by the School of Nursing Nursing *

Offered by the College for Public Health and Social Justice
Biostatistics *
Health Management *
Emergency Management
Public Health *


Liberal Arts
Offered by the College of Arts and Sciences
African American Studies
Italian Studies
American Studies *
Latin American Studies
Anthropology
Medieval Studies
Art History
Music
Classical
Humanities
Philosophy *
Communication *
Political Science *
Economics (B.A.)
Russian Studies
English *
Sociology
French *
Spanish *
German Studies
Studio Art
Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
Theater History *
Theological Studies *
International Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies

Sciences
Offered by the College of Arts and Sciences
Biochemistry
Geology *
Biology *
Geophysics *
Chemistry *
Mathematics *
Communication Sciences and Disorders *
Meteorology *
Computer Science
Neuroscience
Environmental Science
Physics
Environmental Studies
Psychology *
Forensic Science

Education and Service
Offered by the School of Education
Early Childhood Education
Middle School Education
Early Childhood
Special Education
Secondary Education
Elementary Education
Education (without certification)
Elementary Education with Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Offered by the College for Public Health and Social Justice
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Social Work *


Professional Studies
Offered by the School for Professional Studies
Criminal Justice and Security Management
Computer Information Systems
Education/Teacher Certification Programs
Nursing General Studies
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Studies
Social Work
Aviation Management
Concentration Contract Degree Option

Key * Indicates post-baccalaureate program offered
^ Physical Therapy is a direct-entry doctoral program. Students must apply by Dec. 1 for consideration.

ADDITIONAL GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Anatomy Higher Education Administration
Applied Analytics
Industrial-organizational Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Integrated and Applied Sciences
Applied Financial Economics
International Business
Aviation
International Business and Marketing
Behavioral Science and Health Education Law
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Leadership and Organizational Development
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Medicine
Biomedical Sciences
Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Business Administration
Occupational Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Orthodontics
Criminology and Professional Practice
Pathology
Curriculum and instruction Periodontics
Disability Education
Pharmacological and Physiological Science
Educational Foundations Physician Assistant
Educational Leadership
Public Administration
Emergency Management and Crisis Leadership
Public and Social Policy
Endodontics
Public Health and Public Health Studies
Experimental Psychology
Sociology
Family Therapy and Medical Family Therapy
Special Education
Health Administration
Supply Chain Management
Health Care Ethics
Sustainability
Health Data Science
Theological Studies and Historical Theology
Health Informatics
Urban Planning and Development
Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation Sciences

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
1,169
with Terminal Degree
748

611
Women
558
Men
169
Minority
33
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biostatistics
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Organizational Leadership

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Communication Disorders, General
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Securities Services Administration/Management

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Affairs

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management


Students Say

“The Jesuit tradition really resonates in everything that happens at SLU,” a place where “service, social justice, and political awareness are stressed at every level of your education.” This “medium-sized Jesuit school with solid academic programs and a campus that feels close-knit” is best known for its “great premedical programs,” which include “a great direct-entry physical therapy program” and “a well-respected accelerated nursing program” as well as the school’s premed tracks. Students also speak highly of SLU’s offerings in business and pre-law, as well as its unique programs in aviation and “the one-of-a-kind nutrition program with a culinary emphasis.” Students praise the way this curriculum “forces you to examine your worldview from the moment you step on campus and helps you discover what your beliefs really are.” Academics, especially in the high-profile departments, can be rigorous. In this regard, SLU is “perfect for high achievers and scholars who strive for the best. The professors are nice and professional but are very stern about assignments being turned in on time.” One student says, “When it comes to natural sciences, particularly chemistry, biology, etc., I think SLU can be very hard. I guess it works, though. A nursing degree or physical therapy degree from SLU is very highly respected in the health care profession.”

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral Other
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Eleonore Stump, Ph.D.
Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy, Philosophy

Thomas Shippey, Ph.D.
Walter J. Ong, S.J., Chair of Humanities, English

Robert Belshe, M.D.
Professor, Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Prominent Alumni


Enrique Bolanos
Former President of Nicaragua

Kevin O'Malley
In September 2014 He became the 31st Ambassador to Ireland

Gene Kranz
Former NASA Flight Director, instrumental in safely returning Apollo 13

Brian McBride
U.S. World Cup hero and Olympian

Denny O'Neil
Comic book writer and editor known for his work on the Batman series

David Merrick
Broadway Producer

Garry Wills
Author, columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
74%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

Annual tuition for full-time undergraduate students is $38,700. Room and board amounts to approximately $10,388 per student (depending on specific residence hall and board plan). Fees average $525 per year.

Financial Aid

Saint Louis University remains committed to keeping its one-of-a-kind education affordable and understands the sacrifices students and families make for quality education. SLU is dedicated to serving others, in part, by providing financial access to an unparalleled and life-changing educational experience.

For the fiscal year 2015, 97 percent of SLU’s first-time freshmen received some sort of scholarship or financial assistance. The financial aid package for first-time freshmen entering in 2014-15 averaged $28,027.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, talents, service, leadership and financial need. In addition to SLU's financial aid programs, the state of Missouri and the federal government also provide assistance.

Contact SLU's office of student financial services at 314-977-2350, 800-SLU-FOR-U or finaid@slu.edu.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,386

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,529

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,823

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,487

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,859

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,100
Required Fees
$626
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,542
Transportation for Commuters
$1,022

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,640
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

Students support nearly 200 clubs, honor societies and service organizations; 18 NCAA Division I teams; intramural sports; and community service efforts that see more than 80 percent of SLU students volunteering at least once during the academic year.

Talent and commitment matter at SLU, and high levels of energy and dedication exist in everything Saint Louis University students pursue: academic societies, athletics, performing arts and media groups, student government, cultural and political organizations, and fraternities and sororities. Students come out in force to support Billiken athletics, and the Simon Recreation Center is popular with both serious and more casual athletes. Co-curricular life extends throughout the campus with numerous lectures, workshops, films, festivals, concerts and plays.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,248
Foreign Countries Represented
52

Demographics

9.17%
Asian
6.14%
African-American
5.90%
Hispanic
67.18%
Caucasian
1.98%
Unknown
5.23%
International

59% female
41% male
63% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Students Say

SLU “has a pretty homogeneous student population of white, upper-middle-class students coming from a private high school (usually Jesuit, and single-sex) or from the suburbs of bigger Midwestern cities. The girls wear Uggs and North Face fleeces and dye their hair, while the boys live in their…American Eagle jeans.” Many “have been in the Catholic school system their entire lives,” although there are also “quite a few kids who went to public school.” Students are generally committed to the concept of service, and they “put forth a lot of community service hours into the surrounding area, from Habitat for Humanity to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs. There are plenty of clubs students use to help raise money for their organizations.”

Overview

From The School


Location

At Saint Louis University, students are in the center of everything. SLU's beautiful urban campus in Midtown St. Louis stretches across more than 230 acres of lush greenery, flowers and fountains. Students and visitors alike appreciate the unique vibe of a close-knit community nestled in the middle of a bustling city. Get a taste of campus and schedule your own visit at visit.slu.edu.

The St. Louis metro region boasts nearly 3 million people, with approximately 320,000 residents in the city itself. The city's mix of Midwestern friendliness and large-city amenities has helped St. Louis garner its ranking as one of the best cities for young professionals. In 2015, St. Louis grabbed the No. 1 spot on Popular Mechanics' "Best Startup Cities in America" list. The city is home to the famous Gateway Arch and a variety of cultural, historical and sporting attractions.

Midtown St. Louis serves as a starting point to explore the city's vibrant downtown and the dozens of unique neighborhoods nearby. Just steps away from SLU's urban campus is Grand Center, the region's premier arts district, rich with theater and music. Students can also hop onto a light rail train or bus and sample international delicacies in one of the many popular restaurants; stroll through Forest Park, home to the city’s free zoo, art museum, science center and history museum; or catch the country’s hottest bands or up-and-coming indie acts at the Pageant.

With three professional sports teams and a number of independent sports teams, St. Louis is always high on any sports fan's list of must-see cities. Students also love cheering on the Saint Louis University Billikens as the only NCAA Division I school in St. Louis. SLU fields teams in 18 different sports, and the Billikens have earned many accolades, including 10 NCAA men’s soccer championships, more than any other team in the United States. The Billiken basketball teams play in the 10,600-seat Chaifetz Arena, and the men's team recently made three straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

But that's not all SLU has to offer. The University expanded internationally in 1969 by establishing a campus in Madrid, Spain, becoming one of the first American institutions of higher education to open a campus abroad. SLU-Madrid has been recognized by Spain's higher education authority as an official foreign university, the first U.S. institution ever so recognized. Each semester, more than 650 students pursue their studies at the Madrid campus.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

Over the past three decades, Saint Louis University improvements and expansions have totaled approximately $850 million. During the past few years, Saint Louis University unveiled the two most significant building projects in its history. The $82 million Edward A. Doisy Research Center offers SLU's world-class researchers a world-class facility. The $81 million Chaifetz Arena is not only the home for Billiken men's and women's basketball and Billiken volleyball, but also regularly hosts other sporting events, concerts, family shows, trade shows and more. SLU also recently moved its law school to a newly renovated 12-story building in downtown St. Louis, in the heart of the city’s legal community.

In the fall of 2014, SLU announced a campus housing master plan that calls for new residence halls and extensive renovations to existing facilities. Construction has already begun on a new $43.8 million residence hall with the eight-story, 153,000-square-foot facility scheduled for completion in July 2016. The project is the first in what will be a series of potential projects designed to enhance the on-campus student experience.

Other recent campus enhancements include a major renovation of Pius XII Memorial Library and the addition of a new Center for Global Citizenship and the Everest Education Union at the University’s Medical Center. The SLU Laclede Park Recreational Complex includes three lakes, walking paths, a picnic area, softball field and recreation fields. The campus is also home to the historic Cupples House, a fully restored mansion built in 1890, as well as several unique art galleries and St. Francis Xavier College Church.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Midtown St. Louis offers access to affordable living as well as the excitement of the Grand Center arts district, the cultural heart of St. Louis. The booming performing arts neighborhood features opportunities for art, theatre, dance and music just steps away from SLU's campus. Don’t miss the historic Fox Theatre with some of the most memorable concerts and Broadway shows or the famous St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in Powell Symphony Hall.

Just minutes away by car, bus or light rail train, you can play in Forest Park, the 1904 World's Fair site that's larger than even New York City's Central Park and home to the city's world-class art museum, zoo, science center and history museum. Check out the Delmar Loop, one of the "10 Great Streets in America," or head to "The Hill," a nationally noted neighborhood for authentic Italian cuisine, including St. Louis' famous toasted ravioli. Or go downtown to catch a professional baseball, hockey, or football game St. Louis is noted for being one of the nation's best sports cities. Residents root for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, St. Louis Blues hockey team, St. Louis Rams football team and a bevy of independent sports teams. In addition, the Saint Louis University Billikens excite the city with 18 NCAA Division I sports as St. Louis' only Division I school.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
51%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

“SLU manages to provide everything your parents wish for your college experience and still everything you wouldn’t want them to know about,” undergrads here confide. Campus life includes “a lot of fun activities the student government puts on…such as outdoor movies, balls, and dances.” “Dorm life is very strict and not much fun.” The party scene “is decent,” because “there are a lot of off-campus living opportunities that are close by and great places to live. The Lofts and Coronado are two great off-campus apartments that are extremely close by.” College sports are in the mix. “With the new arena, basketball games are becoming the thing to do.” Greek life “is great at SLU.” The fraternities and sororities “provide many parties and events for the students and activities such as laser tag and barbecue” to help the students “become involved” and “get to know each other.” Being in St. Louis means “great city life around, but most of it is for students that are twenty-one and above,” and “off-campus eateries that are close by and range from Drunken Fish Sushi to Rally’s Burgers.” Students tell us “safety is a huge importance in SLU since we are so close to the city, [and fortunately] there is usually a DPS officer that is always close by to help students in need.” “SLU’s Jesuit influence encourages the student body to become active in the community. SLU’s efforts to encourage community service give many students their first taste of the real world and better prepare them to venture out into it after graduation.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
155
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
18

18% join a fraternity
27% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

80% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Billikens)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Billikens)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Washington University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. For this Catholic, Jesuit university, working to find environmentally friendly and sustainable ways to live on this planet certainly aligns with its mission to serve a higher purpose by contributing to the greater good. Recently, the Sierra Club named SLU as one of its “Cool Schools” for its commitment to sustainability. Food served on campus is purchased from many local family farms, and SLU attempts to purchase as much organic and sustainable food products as possible, such as cage-free shell eggs and organic produce. The University, and its dining services, take pride in both reducing waste and reinvesting in the community. Part of being green is avoiding as much landfill waste as possible. In an effort to increase campus recycling, SLU has a single-stream recycling service in which students and staff can easily place all recyclable materials in the same container. The University is planning to start a bike-sharing program in 2015, beginning with 10 campus bicycles. Currently, the University offers bike racks and showers for bicycle commuters at several facilities. On the academic front, the University has two degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes: master of science in sustainability and master of arts in urban planning and real estate development. The University’s state-of-the-art Doisy Research Center - built in part with recycled steel, bamboo, and cork - was awarded LEED certification after it was constructed in 2007.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
22%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2015.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
367

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Agreements with Dell, CDW-G, HP, and the standard educational discount with Apple.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Andrea Hitsman
Assistant Director of Campus Visits

Address
Office of Admission
One N Grand Blvd. DuBourg Hall, Rm 119
St. Louis, MO 63103

Phone
314-977-2500

Email
admission@slu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
St. Francis Xavier Church
Busch Student Center
Pius Library
Simon Recreation Center
Chaifetz Arena
Center for Global Citizenship

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fox Theatre
Busch Stadium
Forest Park
St. Louis Arch
Tower Grove Park

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and select Saturdays
8:30am-5pm (M-F) Call for hours (select Saturdays)
314-977-2500

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday - Friday

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visitslu@slu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available only during fall and spring semesters, but not during exam periods

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is 13 miles from campus. Airport limousines, taxis, and rental cars are available for the ride from the airport to campus. The Metrolink (light rail) will take you directly from the airport to within three blocks of campus. The cost is around $4.00 each way. Metrolink leaves approximately every 10-20 minutes from the airport. The trip to Grand Blvd. station takes 30 minutes The Grand station is the MetroLink station closest to SLU. From there, the University offers two transportation options to campus: the SLU Shuttle or SLU Ride. SLU Shuttle: This service operates 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Friday during the academic year. Shuttles are clearly marked with SLU colors and images, and they stop 4 times an hour on both sides of Grand Boulevard near MetroLink's Grand station. For the complete SLU Shuttle schedule and route, click here. To catch the SLU Shuttle: 1. Figure out which end of campus you need to get to. North: Undergraduate Admission, DuBourg Hall, Chaifetz Arena and more South: Medical Center, Doisy Research Center and more 2. Exit the MetroLink train. 3. Get oriented. After you exit the train, look for the street beyond the train tracks. When you're facing the street, you're facing north. To your right is east. 4. If you're going to the north end of campus, take the east staircase or elevator up to Grand Boulevard. If you're going to the south end of campus (Medical Center), take the west staircase or elevator up to Grand Boulevard. 5. Once you're on Grand Boulevard, wait on the platform for the next shuttle. SLU Ride This program offers prompt rides to campus. Depending on the time of day, you'll ride in a car or a van. All SLU Ride vehicles are clearly marked as University vehicles. To arrange a SLU Ride: 1. Figure out which end of campus you need to get to. North: Undergraduate Admission, DuBourg Hall, Chaifetz Arena and more South: Medical Center, Doisy Research Center and more 2. Exit the MetroLink train. 3. Get oriented. After you exit the train, look for the street beyond the train tracks. When you're facing the street, you're facing north. To your right is east. 4. Look for the metal SLU Escort call box on the backside of the east elevator shaft. Press the button to call the dispatcher. OR Use your cell phone to call the dispatcher: (314) 977-3000. 5. When the dispatcher answers, identify yourself as a SLU visitor (parent/student) who wants to be taken either to the north end of campus or to the south end of campus (Medical Center). 6. If you're going to the north end of campus, take the east staircase or elevator up to Grand Boulevard. If you're going to the south end of campus (Medical Center), take the west staircase or elevator up to Grand Boulevard. 7. Once you're on Grand Boulevard, wait on the platform for the SLU car/van.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the northeast, take I-55/70 S. across the Poplar Street Bridge to I-64 W. Follow to the Grand Blvd. exit. Make a right on Grand Blvd. and proceed one block to campus. From the northwest, take I-70 E. to I-170 S. Proceed to I-64 E. and continue to the Grand Blvd. exit. Make a right on Grand Blvd. and follow one block to campus. From the South, take I-55 N. to I-44 W. Follow to the Grand Blvd. exit. Make a left at the stop sign and then a right on Grand Blvd. Follow two miles to campus. From the southwest, take I-44 E. to the Grand Blvd. exit. Make a left on Grand Blvd. and follow for two miles to campus.

Local Accommodations
Hotel Ignacio 3411 Olive St. St. Louis, MO. 63103 (314) 977-4411 http://www.hotelignaciostl.com Additional accommodations include the Drury Inn – Union Station (314-231-3900), the Drury Inn at St. Louis Downtown Convention Center (314-231-8100), the Pear Tree Inn (314-241-3200), the Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis-Downtown (314-241-9111), the Hilton Ballpark (314-421-1776), the Holiday Inn St. Louis (314-645-0700) and the St. Louis Union Station Hotel Doubletree by Hilton (314-621-5262).

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