Saint Louis University, founded in 1818, is a private, church-affiliated university. Challenged by outstanding faculty and a modern, value-centered curriculum reflecting the Jesuit tradition, students are prepared to contribute to society and to be effective leaders of social change in the Saint Louis University tradition. Faculty, staff and students are committed to five educational principles: competence, commitment, conscience, community and compassion for others. The university is guided by the spiritual and educational ideals of the Society of Jesus, which accentuate the pursuit of truth, service to humanity and cultural and philosophical diversity. It is the Catholic, Jesuit identity and the character of the institution that make Saint Louis University unique. Its 254-acre campus is located two miles from downtown St. Louis.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
7,217
Undergraduates
2,880
Men - 39.9%
4,338
Women - 60.1%
4,467
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
58% of 15,573 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.91
SAT Math
639 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
629 average
590-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$63,068
Tuition and Fees
$45,424
Room and Board
$12,600
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Freshman Award
$36,119
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,188
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
695
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
17%
10-19
34%
20-29
25%
30-39
12%
40-49
5%
50-99
5%
Over 100
2%
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Not reported Population
318,172
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Billiken
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
11.3%
Black/African-American
5.9%
Hispanic/Latino
6.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
71%
Unknown
0.8%
International Students
4.9%
First-Year Students Returning
90.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
70.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported