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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri
SLU portals at Grand Boulevard credit: Wilson Delgado at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
6,747 Undergraduates
65% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Religious
Saint Louis University
One North Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, Missouri
63103-2097
(314) 977-2222
www.slu.edu

Saint Louis University, one of the top 100 colleges in the nation, is a private Roman Catholic University located in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1818, when Saint Louis University was established, it became the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. that was west of the Mississippi River. The university was initially called Saint Louis Academy and changed over to the SLU name in 1832. Today, it sits on 286 acres of land, and its motto is "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam" or “For the greater glory of God.” For almost 50 years, SLU has owned and operated a campus in Madrid, Spain. It was the first freestanding campus operated by a U.S. university in Europe. It was also the first American institution that Spain’s higher education authority deemed an official foreign university. Notable alumni include film director James Gunn, soccer player Brian McBride, novelist Richard Dooling, Former Governor of Hawaii William F. Quinn, medical examiner Jan Garavaglia and nurse Imogene King. The school’s colors are blue and white, its mascot is Billiken and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – A-10. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and track and field, and women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, softball and swimming and diving.

Location

St. Louis is an independent city and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2018 population of 308,626 and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area , which is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States. Prior to European settlement, the area was a major regional center of Native American Mississippian culture. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
41%

Men

59%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

92%

Live On Campus

276

New Transfer Students

Admissions
65%

Acceptance Rate

18%

Enrollment Yield

1110-1330

SAT Range

12,772

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$33,222

Typical Cost

$42,166

Average Tuition

97%

Recieve Financial Aid

94%

Have Loans

$21,490

Median Debt

Academics
9.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Business Management And Administration

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, more than 25 chapters

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic 10 Conference

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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