Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University (SLU) 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 nine 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 million hours of community service.
Around the world, Saint Louis University students put their education into practice. Six months after graduation, 96 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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