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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.

Profile of Saint Louis University Main Campus

Saint Louis, MO is home to Saint Louis University. Saint Louis is a large city. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. Saint Louis University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in medicine.

Saint Louis University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 540. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 670.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Saint Louis University is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 15, 539 enrolled students .

Student Life

Saint Louis University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Saint Louis University values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Saint Louis University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management591business management, accounting, organizational behavior, international business, finance, purchasing and contract management
Law279law, international law, health tax
Liberal Arts251English, political science, Spanish language, history, urban studies, economics, French language, sociology, . . .
Medicine249medicine, public health, orthodontology, periodontics, endodontology, health professions
Therapy and Counselling215psychology, physical therapy, medical ethids, organizational psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine214registered nursing
Education and Teaching181educational administration, education, higher education administration, school Counselling, teacher ed, English teaching
Science136biology, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, microbiology, physics, geology, molecular biology, anatomy, . . .
Family and Social Work121social work, food and nutrition, public administration, public policy analysis
Medical Support and Technology111audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, clinical and medical lab science, clinical lab tech, nuclear medical tech
Engineering93aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering
Media89communication studies, organizational communications
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy89exercise science, occupational therapy
Religion and Philosophy49philosophy, theology
Transportation48commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Medical administration46health care facilities management, medical records admin, health services administration, health care administration
Security and Law Enforcement44corrections, criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering43computer and info science, information technology
Fine Arts11fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts9drama
Hospitality3hospitality management
Engineering Technician3mechanical engineering tech, electronics tech
Architecture and Planning2urban planning
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

Contact: Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Main Campus

221 N Grand Blvd

Saint Louis, MO 63103-2097

General Phone: (314) 977-2222

http://www.imagine. slu.edu

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