Since 1818, Saint Louis University has been a home to innovators and pioneers, a community of scholars who push intellectual boundaries and seek creative, meaningful ways to impact the world.
WORLD-CLASS: SLU is a Jesuit, Catholic research university, highly ranked by the Princeton Review's "Top 380 Colleges" and by U.S. News & World Report.
SLU boasts more than a dozen academic programs in the top 50 in their fields and several in the top 10, along with accolades for campus sustainability efforts, military-friendliness and as a “best value” in private education. SLU is also the first Jesuit university to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
URBAN AND INTERNATIONAL: With two dynamic, urban campuses — in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain — the university is home to nearly 13,000 students from 50 states and 70+ countries. SLU’s international focus and 45+ study abroad programs invite students to engage with and learn from the global community. The St. Louis campus is a welcoming residential oasis located steps from some of the region’s top art and culture venues, while SLU-Madrid puts students in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant, history-rich cities.
HANDS-ON: One of only nine Catholic universities with a “high” or “highest” research activity designation, SLU empowers students to collaborate with faculty mentors on groundbreaking research and gain hands-on experience. From developing systems to filter arsenic pollution out of water to exploring innovative ways to get fresh produce into low-income neighborhoods, students don’t just contemplate solutions to the day’s most challenging problems — they actively work to make those solutions reality.
SERVICE-MINDED: Jesuit tradition inspires the SLU community’s commitment to service and social justice. Designated a “character-building college,” SLU was also the first institution named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for nine consecutive years. Students cook meals in the Campus Kitchen, volunteer at student-run medical and law clinics, and work alongside dozens of community organizations to serve their neighbors.
A SLU education gives graduates not only the skills to succeed in their careers but also the wisdom to lead lives of meaning and purpose. SLU alumni have become mayors of major cities, helped put men on the moon, directed Hollywood blockbusters and worked side-by-side with Mother Theresa.
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