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Saint Louis University

4.2 out of 5 (18 ratings / 16 reviews) Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Education & Training (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Pre-Master's Programmes



Our origins are humble. In November 1818, classes were offered to “young gentlemen” in a few rooms rented by newly arrived Bishop Louis DuBourg. Vincentian seminarians were studying theology nearby. A few years later, the Jesuits of the Missouri Mission began to run the school. And the rest, as they say, is history.


190+ undergraduate and graduate programs offered

  • Advanced Dental Education
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering, Aviation and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Outcomes Research
  • Philosophy and Letters
  • Professional Studies (Online)
  • Public Health and Social Justice
  • Social Work


Saint Louis University is a premier research university where students and faculty work side by side to tackle tough questions and find solutions that impact communities in St. Louis and around the world.

The SLU Research Institute will:

  • Achieve and sustain annual research expenditure growth that places SLU among the fastest growing universities in the country
  • Establish eminence in strategic, university-wide research priority areas
  • Raise the profile and reputation of SLU as a world-class research university in the St. Louis area and around the world
  • Recruit and retain world-class research leaders and provide significant investments in their work


  • Saint Louis University Career Services is here to help you begin a process of self-exploration that can help you better make decisions about majors and careers.
  • Our career counselors can coach you on your job search, help you find internships and assist with applications to graduate school. We also hold career fairs attended by hundreds of employers and provide you access to useful tools like skills and interest assessments, on-campus interviewing practice, resume building workshops and more.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Student services

  • The Busch Student Center — also known as the BSC — is a central hub of the Saint Louis University campus that serves students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests.
  • The Student Government Association is a resource and a voice for all Saint Louis University students.

Housing services

Central air conditioning, on-site laundry, 24-hour security desk, fraternity and sorority chapter rooms, community lounges on each floor, technology-capable multipurpose room, bike storage outside of building.

  • Single
  • Double
  • Quad
  • Double Deluxe
  • Triple Deluxe
  • Triple Apartment (2 bedrooms, 3 people)
  • Single Semi-suite (2 person)
  • Single Semi-suite (4 person)
  • Double Semi-suite (4 person)
  • ADA-Certified Double Semi-suite (4 person)

Library services

  • Over 30,000 volumes of rare books
  • Over 12,000 e-Books
  • Houses over 1.3 million volumes
  • SLU has three libraries on our St. Louis campus and one library on our campus in Madrid, Spain.

ICT services

Wi-Fi, cable.

Medical services

Services provided by SLUCare physicians at the Saint Louis University Student Health Center include internal, medicine, gynecology, orthopedics, psychiatry, sports medicine, and more. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Fusz Hall
  • Marguerite Hall
  • Griesedieck Complex
  • Marchetti Towers
  • Grand Forest Apartments
  • Grand Hall
  • Reinert Hall
  • Robert May Hall
  • Village Apartments
  • Spring Hall

Sports facilities

  • The Simon Recreation Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pools and Sand Volleyball
  • Medical Center Recreation Complex

Student clubs

  • Alpha Delta Gamma 
  • The Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Order of Omega
  • Phi Delta Theta MO Delta
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Missouri Nu
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

Student Reviews

Studying at Saint Louis University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University has very good facilities. Professors are very king and help you along the semester with any help you need. When organising the transfer from SLU Madrid campus to SLU Missouri, they don't quite help you.

Road to Saint Louis
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I just got enrolled and had not started classes yet

The Liberian Story
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My studies at Saint Louis University will commence in the Summer July

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

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