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Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO
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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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 7,454
   Women 4,402 (59.1%)
   Men 3,052 (40.9%)
Graduate Students 4,826
Entrance Difficulty  
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 12,737 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.89
SAT Math 570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $55,536
  Tuition and Fees $40,726
  Room and Board $10,640
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $29,211
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 749
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
St. Louis Population 318,172
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 92% of freshmen, 51% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Billiken
Sororities 25% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.8% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.1% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students 6.1% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 65.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 51%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 39.0%