Saint Louis University Main Campus

Saint Louis University Main Campus

Saint Louis University, or SLU, is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 1818 by the Society of Jesus and is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of the member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The main campus covers 244 acres.

SLU has more than 12 different academic divisions. It enrolls more than 12,000 students every term, representing all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries. Its undergraduate program is currently ranked in the top 100 of U.S. News and World Report's 2009 rankings of "America's Best Colleges".

SLU's athletic teams compete in NCAA's Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference. Their sports teams are known as the Billikens.

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Saint Louis University-Main Campus
221 N Grand Blvd
Saint Louis , MO 63103-2097
General Phone: (314) 977-2222

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Saint Louis University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management550business management, purchasing and contract management, accounting, finance, organizational behavior, international business, international marketing
Law270law, health tax, international law
Liberal Arts235American studies, women's studies, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, humanities, liberal arts and humanities, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine229registered nursing
Medicine194endodontology, orthodontology, periodontics, medicine, public health
Science182biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy, microbiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, ...
Education and Teaching182education, educational administration, higher education administration, school counseling, elementary school teaching, teacher ed
Therapy and Counseling173psychology, organizational psychology, marriage and family therapy, physical therapy, medical ethids
Family and Social Work133food and nutrition, public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Medical Support and Technology131audiology and speech pathology, nuclear medical tech, physician assistant, cytotechnologist, clinical lab tech, clinical and medical lab science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy112exercise science, occupational therapy
Media105communication studies, organizational communications
Engineering89aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering
Medical Administration60health care administration, health care facilities management, medical records admin, health services administration
Religion and Philosophy58philosophy, theology
Security and Law Enforcement37corrections
Transportation31commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Hospitality29hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering26computer and info science
Fine Arts18fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics11mathematics, applied mathematics, systems science and theory
Drama and Performing Arts10drama
Architecture and Planning6urban planning
Engineering Technician2aerospace engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Louis University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,53861
Master's degree73146
Doctor's degree15224
Award of less than 1 academic year33
Postbaccalaureate certificate166
Post-master's certificate252
First-professional degree4112

Saint Louis University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Louis University had a total enrollment of 15,539 students (10,122 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 70%
Graduate 21%
First Professional 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 6%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 22%
18-19 21%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
New York1%

Saint Louis University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 43 %

Saint Louis University Room and Board (2007)

Saint Louis University offers campus housing for 3,542 of its 10,122 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of St. Louis, Missouri for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Missouri Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 10 meals per week.

Saint Louis University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540650
SAT Math550660
ACT Verbal2431
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2430

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT29%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT84%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Louis University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,728
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,728
Room and board $ 8,790
Room charge $ 4,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,860
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 6,224

Financial Aid:
Saint Louis University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 250600)

Saint Louis University Faculty

Saint Louis University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track10888
Non-tenured and not on tenure track259265

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year21$142,9434$102,097
Associate professorcalendar year16$95,11316$84,998
Assistant professorcalendar year6$79,66720$68,363
Instructorcalendar year3$57,46718$53,713
All faculty totalcalendar year46$112,47858$70,732

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year109$107,62627$101,623
Associate professoracademic year119$74,68080$70,054
Assistant professoracademic year81$65,482108$62,218
Instructoracademic year22$55,70020$52,475
No academic rankacademic year2*0*
All faculty totalacademic year333$81,985235$68,584

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Louis University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports121628

Saint Louis University Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Marketing
Organizational Behavior Studies
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD/SJD)
International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Systems Science and Theory

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant

Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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