Saint Louis University

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University Overview

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of St. Louis (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Missouri. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Madrid. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Louis University (SLU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Saint Louis University (SLU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 200 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym SLU
Founded 1818
Motto Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
For the greater glory of God
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address 1 N Grand Boulevard
St. Louis (population range: 250,000-499,999)
63103-2097 Missouri
United States
T +1 (314) 977 2500
F +1
Other locations Madrid

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 221 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis 63103-2097
+1 (314) 977 2500
800 758 3678

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 4,500-4,999
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Jesuit -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Saint Louis University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Higher Learning Commission

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology (ABET)
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International)
  • Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
  • Council for the Accreditation Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • Council for Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
  • National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)


  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
  • Midwestern Undergraduate Private Engineering Colleges (MUPEC)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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