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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.

Web Sitewww.slu.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students7,411
   Women4,421 (59.7%)
   Men2,990 (40.3%)
Graduate Students4,687

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate64% of 13,431 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineAugust 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.90
SAT Math636 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading634 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$57,214
Tuition and Fees
$42,166
Room and Board
$10,996
Average Percent of Need Met86%
Average Freshman Award$32,013
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$21,292

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
701
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 17% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

St. Louis Population318,172
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 51% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotBilliken
Sororities25% of women participate
Fraternities 12% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.9% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.1% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students7.2% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning90.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
68.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
47%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
30.6%
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.65 3.92 592 580 28
Low 1.71 1.71 510 510 19
High 4.00 4.98 740 690 34
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DID YOU KNOW?

• SLU sports teams are named the Billikens, after a squat, Grinch-like statuette that was popular in the U.S. around 1910.

• SLU's Parks College is the first certified college of aviation in the U.S.

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