Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO

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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.

Website: www.slu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
7,411
Undergraduate
Students
(59.7%) 4,421 Women
(40.3%) 2,990 Men
4,687
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 13,431 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.90
SAT Math
636 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
634 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,214
Tuition and Fees
$42,166
Room and Board
$10,996
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$32,013
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,292
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
701
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
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Campus Life

St. Louis Population
318,172
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Billiken
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
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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 Students
7.2% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.2%
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One North Grand Boulevard
City, State, Zip
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone
(314) 977-2500
Fax
(314) 977-7136
E-mail
admission@slu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Health exam recommended for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 13,431 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 7,976 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 5,455 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,067 (24%) of 8,653 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,227 (23%) of 5,234 admitted students enrolled
Men
840 (25%) of 3,419 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
195
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
179

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.90
3.75 and Above
68%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
636 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
27%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
634 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
23%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
25-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
39%
Score of 24 - 29
51%
Score of 18 - 23
10%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 50%
Top quarter: 76%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,214
Tuition and Fees
$42,166
Room and Board
$10,996
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$3,052
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
PRITTSB@slu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002506
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,246 (80.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
964 (77.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
964 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
491 (50.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$32,013
Need-Based Gift
Received by 932 (96.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,048
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 623 (64.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,670
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 166 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
507 (32.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,212

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,715 (63.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,989 (84.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,989 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,361 (34.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$29,810
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,796 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,300
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,674 (67.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,559
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 560 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,543 (34.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,447

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$21,292
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
5,719
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
156
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
690
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
1,460
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,762
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services Administration
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Knowledge Management
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, American studies, bioinformatics and comparative biology, theological studies, women's and gender studies, computer science, political science, Sociology, Software Engineering, Engineering, Health Administration, Public Health, Accounting
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
701
Part-Time Faculty
433
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,875,130
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
150
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Urban Planning and Real Estate Development, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Science in Dentistry, Master of Arts in Public Administration, Master of Medical Science, Master of Science, Master of Athletic Training, Executive Master of International Business, Master of Health Administration, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Science (Research), Master of Science in Finance, Master of Laws, Master of Professional Meteorology, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Arts in Urban Affairs, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Community Health
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dentistry
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Theology
  • Urban Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Medicine, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Immunology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physiology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Theology
  • Urban Studies

Location and Setting


Boston Population
318,172
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
281 acres

Weather

Temperature
20.8 average low in January, 85.2 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
Self-defense education, shuttle buses, foot and vehicle patrols, video cameras, identification of valuables (bike registration)

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Billiken
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, lacrosse, racquetball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, squash, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, alpha phi omega, alpha epsilon delta, habitat for humanity, interfraternity council, panhellenic council
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
7,411
Women
4,421 (59.7%)
Men
2,990 (40.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,725
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 Students.
7.2% from 75 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
4,687

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
76.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
77.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
47%
Average Starting Salary
47%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.6%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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