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Saint Louis University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Saint Louis University Cupples House

Saint Louis University Cupples House

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Saint Louis University Description:

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University has the distinction of being the oldest university west of the Mississippi, and the second oldest Jesuit university in the country. The campus is located in the arts district of Saint Louis, Missouri. SLU frequently appears on lists of the country's best colleges, and it often ranks among the top five Jesuit universities in the U.S. The university has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 23. Professional programs such as business and nursing are particularly popular among undergraduates. Students come from all 50 states and 90 countries. In athletics, the Saint Louis Billikens (what's a Billiken?) compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 17,640 (12,513 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 59% Full-time

Scholarships for Saint Louis University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,256
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,380
  • Other Expenses: $6,312
  • Total Cost: $53,448

Saint Louis University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,087
    • Loans: $7,440

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Education, Exercise Science, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Saint Louis University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.slu.edu/x5021.xml

"The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research, health care and service to the community. It is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God's creation and for the discovery, dissemination and integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, this pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus."

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