From the School

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. SLU fosters the intellectual and character development of over 14,000 students on campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Founded in 1818, it's the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Through teaching, research, health care and community service, Saint Louis University has provided one-of-a-kind education, leadership and service for 194 years.

With nearly 100 undergraduate majors and more than 70 graduate and professional programs, students from all 50 states and nearly 69 countries travel to SLU to pursue a top notch education in a broad range of studies. Students take advantage of SLU's highly ranked programs in business, law and engineering, special opportunities such as direct-entry nursing and health sciences programs, early admission to the University's medical and law schools and an extensive list of study-abroad programs.

SLU education extends far beyond the classroom.
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 faculty members hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. SLU students get to do more than just sit in class; they collaborate with premier scholars and researchers and conduct research that will transform their disciplines and the lives of others.

Around the world, SLU students are putting their education into practice. Six months after graduation, 93 percent of our graduates are either working or in graduate or professional school. SLU alumni have written books and produced Broadway musicals, become mayors of major cities, presidents of countries and even worked with Mother Theresa and the Haitian Ambassador to America, Raymond Joseph. Billiken alumni are also highly successful doctors, lawyers, physical therapists, engineers and social workers.

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

Overview

Applicants
13,911
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.83

GPA Breakdown

63%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 660
SAT Math
550 - 670
ACT Composite
25 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
August 20

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Overall

From The School

Saint Louis University offers nearly 100 undergraduate programs of study and more than 50 graduate and professional programs in the following areas:

Doisy College of Health Sciences
Athletic Training *
Clinical Laboratory Science
Community Health
Cytotechnology
Health Informatics and Information Management
Health Sciences
Investigative and Medical Sciences
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nutrition and Dietetics (Culinary Emphasis)
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy *
Physical Therapy *
Radiation Therapy
Still Deciding (Health Sciences)
Health Management

School of Nursing
Nursing

College of Arts and Sciences
African American Studies
American Studies
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Humanities
Communication
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics (B.A.)
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French
Geology
Geophysics
German
Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
History
International Studies
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics
Meteorology
Music
Philosophy
Physics (B.A.)
Political Science
Psychology
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Still Deciding
Studio Art
Theater
Theological Studies
Women's Studies

John Cook School of Business
Business Administration
Areas of Emphasis:
Accounting
Economics (B.S.)
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Technology Management
International Business
Leadership and Change Management
Marketing
Still Deciding (Business)

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Aerospace Engineering
Aviation Management
Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Physics
Flight Science ^
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Still Deciding (Engineering)
Physics

College of Education and Public Service
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Elementary Education
Middle School Education
Secondary Education
Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Education (without certification)
Urban Affairs
Still Deciding

School of Social Work
Social Work
Still Deciding

College of Philosophy and Letters Philosophy
Still Deciding"

KEY
* A five-year, direct-entry master's degree program.
^ Students are strongly encouraged to apply by December 1 for the Flight Science program.
* Physical Therapy is a direct-entry doctoral program. Students must apply by December 1 for consideration. " For students who are "Still Deciding" but have not yet narrowed their interests to a particular college or school at the University.

Students who are "Still Deciding" but have narrowed their interests to either the College of Arts and Sciences, Doisy College of Health Sciences, John Cook School of Business, College of Education and Public Service or Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology should choose the "Still Deciding" program that corresponds with the appropriate college or school. For the most up-to-date selection of majors and programs offered, visit admissions.slu.edu.

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 oneof- 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.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
1,301
with Terminal Degree
782

671
Women
630
Men
169
Minority
37
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
84%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

Prominent Alumni


Enrique Bolanos
Former President of Nicaragua

Dr. Jan Garavaglia - Dr. G. Medical
Star of Reality TV show-Dr.G. Medical Examiner on Discovery Health Channel

Gene Kranz
Former NASA flight director, instrumental in safely returning Apollo 13

Brian McBride
U.S. World Cup hero (1998 & 2002) & Olympian who plays for the Chicago Fire

Denny O'Neil
Comic Writer and Editor known for his work on the Batman Series

David Merrick
Broadway Producer

Garry Wills
Author, columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner

Overview

From The School

Annual tuition for full-time undergraduate students is $34,740. Room and board amounts to approximately $9,612 per student (depending on specific residence hall and board plan). Fees average $506 per year.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
65
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,750

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,291

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,010

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,615

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
61%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$220,005

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,350
Required Fees
$616
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,542
Transportation for Commuters
$1,870

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
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

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

Overall

From The School

Students support more than 140 clubs, honor societies and service organizations; 16 NCAA Division I teams; intramural sports; and community service efforts that engage the SLU community in more than 1 million volunteer hours in a typical year.

Talent and commitment matter at SLU, and high levels of energy and dedication exist in everything our 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.

Students Say

SLU "has a pretty homogeneous student population of white, upper-middle­ class students corning 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."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
8,564
Out of State
63%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
78

Demographics

8.60%
Asian
7.03%
African-American
5.22%
Hispanic
70.28%
Caucasian
3.34%
Unknown
8.24%
International

58% female
42% male
63% are out of state
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

From The School

At Saint Louis University, students are in the center of everything. SLU's campus in Midtown St. Louis stretches across more than 230 acres of flowers, fountains and lush greenery. Students and visitors alike appreciate the "green oasis" 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 small-town feel coupled with the amenities of a large city has helped St. Louis garner its ranking as one of the best cities for young professionals. The city is home to the famous Gateway Arch, a number of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies and a variety of cultural, historical and sporting attractions.

Students don't have to travel far from SLU to experience these great St. Louis attractions. Just steps away from SLU's urban campus is one of the city's esteemed arts districts, rich with theatre and music. Students can also hop onto a light rail train or bus and sample international delicacies in one of the many delicious restaurants before hitting St. Louis' can't-miss concert scenes. 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.

But that's not all SLU has to offer. The University expanded internationally in 1969 by establishing a campus in Madrid, Spain. The Madrid campus has been recognized by Spain's higher education authority as an official foreign university, the first United States institution ever so recognized. Each semester, more than 600 students arrive at the Madrid campus for a study-abroad experience. Attracted by the quality educational reputation of the St. Louis and Madrid campuses, more than 250 universities in the United States send study-abroad students to SLU's Madrid campus.

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 stu­ dent 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."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
66
First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
82

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
140
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
18

18% join a fraternity
26% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

72% participate in intramural 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
Womens Center
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.

Green Rating
87
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

Car Sharing 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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
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, 2014.

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

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fox Theatre
Powell Symphony Hall
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: Mon-Fri 12pm and 3pm and Sat varies October, November, Mar
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 campus shuttle is also available to and from the Metrolink station. 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 yor cell phone to call the dispatcher: (314) 977-3000. When the dispatcher answers, identify yourself as a SLU visitor (parent/student) who wants to be taken either to the north end of campus (Frost) or the south end of campus (Medical Center). 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, take the west staircase or elevator up to Grand Boulevard. 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/ Water Tower Inn at Saint Louis University Salus Center 3545 Lafayette Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104 Phone: 314.977.7500 www.slu.edu/wti/ 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.