SLU At a Glance

Saint Louis University is a Jesuit, Catholic university ranked among the top research institutions in the nation. The University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13,000 students.

  • Founded:


    Founded in 1818, SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States.

  • Student-Faculty Ratio:


    Saint Louis University is dedicated to keeping its sizes small so students receive personalized attention from the top professors in their fields.

  • Average Class Size:


    Saint Louis University strives to provide the lowest student-to-teacher ratio possible and has hired a number of new professors in recent years to lower its class sizes.

  • Majors and Programs:


    SLU offers more than 85 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate programs. Learn more about each of our majors and academic programs.

  • On-Campus Living:


    89% of freshmen live on campus.


St. Louis, Missouri - in the city’s arts district, five minutes from the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi Riverfront. A second campus is located in Madrid, Spain.

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More than 7,800 undergraduates and 4,900 graduate students (including medical and law students) from all 50 states and nearly 90 foreign countries.

Majors and Programs

Nearly 100 undergraduate majors and more than 60 graduate programs.

Learn more about each of SLU’s majors and academic programs

Faculty Excellence

99% of our full-time faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.



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Distance From Other Cities

Chicago: 300 miles
Cincinnati: 350 miles
Dallas: 650 miles