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.
$52,260 (FY23-24 undergraduate tuition); 90% of all SLU students received aid in 2022.
Jesuit (Society of Jesus)
SLU by the Numbers
bachelor's degree programs
master's and doctoral degree programs
in total aid awarded to students in 2022
of SLU's first-time freshmen received financial aid in 2022
students from all 50 U.S. states and 87 countries
of SLU's 2022 freshmen will be the first in their families to complete a college degree.
faculty members, with a 9 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio
in external research support in 2022
U.S. News & World Report currently ranks 12 of SLU's graduate and undergraduate programs among the top 50 in the country.
Service and Student Life
SLU was the first Jesuit university to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.
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.
More than 600 SLU students participate in international experiences each year. SLU's international campus in Madrid, Spain, is home to nearly 1,000 students from 68 countries and can accommodate some type of study abroad experience for all of SLU's undergraduate majors.
500+ partner organizations serve as sites for volunteer and service learning opportunities for SLU students. SLU offers 180+ community engagement courses.
An average of 420 students of all faith backgrounds attend the 4:30 and 8 p.m. student Masses at Francis Xavier College Church each Sunday.
SLU granted 3,472 degrees during the previous academic year. More than 137,000 Billiken alumni live in all 50 states and 154 countries.