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Fast Facts About SLU

Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. For more than 200 years, it has been providing students with a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person.

 

PRESIDENT

Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. 

LOCATIONS

St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain 

TUITION

$41,540 (FY18 undergraduate tuition); 96 percent of first­-time freshmen receive aid.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION

Roman Catholic

RELIGIOUS HERITAGE

Jesuit (Society of Jesus)

STUDENT­-FACULTY RATIO

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SLU by the Numbers

190+

undergraduate and graduate programs offered.

12853

students + 6,312 enrolled in our advanced college credit program.

$185.8M

in institutional aid offered to students in fiscal year 2017.

44%

of SLU's 2017 graduates completed their education without student debt.

127249

alumni living in 50 states and 154 countries.

2348

faculty members; 99 percent of tenured and tenure-­track faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

$1.15B

endowment, as of December 2018.

$715M

in economic impact in the St. Louis metropolitan region each year.

Academics  

PROGRAM RANKINGS 

18 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 100 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. 

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Service and Student Life 

DIVERSITY

SLU was the first Jesuit university to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

ATHLETICS

NCAA Division I in 18 sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball; member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. 

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STUDY ABROAD

About 530 SLU students study abroad each year. The Madrid campus is home to 755 students from 43 countries. 

Service

1.75 million hours of service completed by students, faculty and staff annually.