SLU

Saint Louis University

1 N Grand Blvd, St. Louise, United States
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  • Total Documents
    133
  • Class Notes
    80
  • Textbook Notes
    14
  • Study Guides
    39
  • Currently Enrolled
    81
  • Previously Enrolled
    110

Overview of Saint Louis University (SLU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:7,411
    • Men:2,990 (40.3%)
    • Women:4,421 (59.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (SLU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Saint Louis University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One North Grand Boulevard
City, State, Zip
St. Louis, MO  63103
Phone
(314) 977-2500
Fax
(314) 977-7136
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.90
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (SLU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $42,166 (73.69874506239732%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,996 (19.219072255042473%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.7478239591708322%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,052 (5.33435872338938%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Saint Louis University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002506
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,292
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
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
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,762

Academics & Instruction (SLU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,875,130

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Saint Louis University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


68.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


76.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


77.0%

Programs & Majors (SLU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (85)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Engineering

Online Degrees


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

Graduate and Professional 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 (55)


  • 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

Campus Life (SLU)

Location & Geography

Population


318,172

Nearest Metropolitan Area


281 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
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 of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

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


Saint Louis University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,725

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
7,411
Women
4,421
Men
2,990

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

Number of Graduate Students


4,687

Student Resources (SLU)

Study resources