saint louis university

Saint Louis University (commonly known as SLU) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.

SLU is a private, Jesuit research university, established in 1818. It is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. 

The school currently maintains campuses in Saint Louis, Missouri and Madrid, Spain. The student-faculty ratio is 12 to 1. SLU has an enrollment of more than 13,000 students, most of them undergraduates. 

SLU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

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SLU is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, along with the following 27 other colleges:

  1. Boston College
  2. Canisius College
  3. College of the Holy Cross
  4. Creighton University
  5. Fairfield University
  6. Fordham University
  7. Georgetown University
  8. Gonzaga University 
  9. John Carroll University
  10. Le Moyne College
  11. Loyola Marymount University 
  12. Loyola University Chicago 
  13. Loyola University Maryland
  14. Loyola University New Orleans
  15. Marquette University
  16. Regis University
  17. Rockhurst University
  18. St. Joseph's University
  19. St. Peter's University
  20. Santa Clara University
  21. Seattle University
  22. Spring Hill College
  23. University of Detroit Mercy
  24. University of San Francisco 
  25. University of Scranton 
  26. Wheeling Jesuit University
  27. Xavier University

SLU is organized into the following academic schools:

  1. Chaifetz School of Business
  2. College of Arts & Sciences
  3. College of Philosophy and Letters
  4. College of Public Health and Social Justice
  5. Doisy College of Health Sciences
  6. Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology 
  7. School of Education  
  8. School of Law
  9. School of Medicine 
  10. School of Nursing
  11. School of Professional Studies 
  12. SLU Madrid (Study Abroad Programs) 

Above: The SLU campus, with St. Francis Xavier Chapel on the right.


saint louis university Q&A

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about SLU.

1. Where is Saint Louis University?

SLU is located at the following physical address:

Saint Louis University

1 North Grand Boulevard

Saint Louis, Missouri


2. What undergraduate majors are offered at Saint Louis University?

Here is a list of undergraduate classes offered at SLU:

  • Accounting
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Analytics and Enterprise Systems
  • Anthropology
  • Art History 
  • Athletic Tining
  • Aviation Management
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Humanities
  • Communication 
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology
  • Dietetics 
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science 
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German Studies
  • Greek and Latin Language and Literature 
  • Health Information Management
  • Health Management
  • Health Sciences 
  • History
  • Information Technology Management 
  • International Business
  • International Studies
  • Investigative and Medical Sciences
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Leadership and Human Resources Management  
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Lab Science
  • Medieval Studies
  • Meteorology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Science
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Business 
  • Studio Art
  • Theater
  • Theological Studies
  • Women's and Gender Studies 

Above: The SLU campus by day

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3. What graduate programs are available at Saint Louis University?

The graduate courses at SLU include more than 100 Masters and Doctoral degree programs. Among these are almost all the undergraduate programs, as well as:

  • Anatomy
  • Applied Analytics
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Financial Economics
  • Aviation
  • Bioinformatics
  • Business Administration
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dentistry
  • Educational Foundations
  • Educational Leadership
  • Family Therapy
  • Geographic Information Sciences
  • Geoscience
  • Health Administration
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Health Data Science
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Integrated and Applied Sciences 
  • Law
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Physiology
  • Medicine
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Public and Social Policy
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Strategic Intelligence 
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Urban Planning 

4. What types of law are studied at the Saint Louis University School of Law?

Law students at SLU need a total of 91 credit hours to graduate. Here are some of the courses required to graduate from the SLU School of Law: 

  • American Legal History
  • Bioethics and the Law 
  • Civil Procedure
  • Contracts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Death Penalty Law 
  • Disability Law
  • Education Law 
  • Estate Planning
  • Health Care Law 
  • International Law 
  • Jurisprudence 
  • Legal Studies
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Mediation
  • Negotiations
  • Property Law
  • Race Law
  • Sports Law 
  • Tax Law
  • Torts
  • Trade Law
  • Trial Advocacy
  • White Collar Crime 

  • Above: The SLU School of Law

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    5. How much does it cost to attend Saint Louis University?

    According to the SLU website, the current cost of tuition and fees for an undergraduate to attend the university is:

    • $41,540 per year, OR
    • $770 per credit hour

    Graduate tuition at SLU varies by school, but is approximately $1,100 per credit hour, plus fees. 

    The full time tuition for the SLU School of Law is $40,480.

    Additional fees may also apply. Mandatory fees include technology fees, student union fees, insurance fees, and others. 

    6. What is the Saint Louis University campus like?

    The main campus of SLU spans 271 urban acres in the heart of Saint Louis. The campus is home to more than 130 buildings, including three important libraries, two museums, the St. Francis Xavier Chapel, and a clock tower. On-campus student housing is available. 

    Points of interest in or near the Saint Louis campus include several performance venues, a sports arena, a bookstore, and many places to eat. 

    The school colors are blue and white. Athletes at SLU are called the Billikens. They play for Division I of the NCAA, and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Men and women and SLU can choose from any of the following varsity sports: 

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross Country
    • Field Hockey 
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming & Diving
    • Tennis
    • Track & Field
    • Volleyball

    Non athletic campus activities at SLU include theater groups, singing groups, a chess team, a campus ministry, and many others. 

    Above: A shot of the SLU campus

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    7. What are the distance learning options at Saint Louis University?

    SLU Online offers both graduate and undergraduate programs online. These include the following options:


    • Aviation Management
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Contract Management
    • Emergency Management
    • General Studies
    • Hospitality Management
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Organizational Studies
    • Organizational Leadership and Technology
    • Nursing
    • Project Management
    • Security and Strategic Intelligence
    • Social Work
    • Strategic Communications 


    • Applied Analytics
    • Cybersecurity
    • Executive Master of Health Administration
    • Leadership and Organizational Development 
    • Nursing
    • Public Health
    • Strategic Intelligence 

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    8. What is the contact information for Saint Louis University?

    You can reach the campus operator at the main switchboard of SLU by calling 800-758-3678.

    To contact the graduate school of SLU, call 314-977-2601. 

    For the SLU School of Law, call 314-977-2800. 

    Above: Downtown Saint Louis

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