Saint Louis University Teaching Programs
Saint Louis University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saint Louis, Missouri. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
Saint Louis University Rankings
SLU landed the #109 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 545 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SLU.
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Where Is Saint Louis University?
Contact details for SLU are given below.
|Address:||One North Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103-2097|
How Do I Get Into SLU?
You can apply to SLU online at: www.slu.edu/apply.php
Admission Requirements for SLU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SLU?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 63%, and the acceptance rate for women is 66%.
Average Test Scores
About 13% of students accepted to SLU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 690. Math scores were between 580 and 700.
Can I Afford Saint Louis University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At SLU, approximately 53% of students took out student loans averaging $7,533 a year. That adds up to $30,132 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SLU is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Saint Louis University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 4,656 graduate students at the school.
Of the 6,440 full-time undergraduates at SLU, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Louis University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||278|
|Hispanic or Latino||391|
Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Louis University. At this time, 43 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 79 countries are represented at SLU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and India.
Online Learning at Saint Louis University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SLU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 18th most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of SLU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Louis University was 9.9%. This is the #953 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SLU regardless of major.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SLU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SLU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Saint Louis University Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||33||28||61|
|Higher Education/Higher Education Administration||0||0||19||19|
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||2||10||12|
|General Special Education||0||1||11||12|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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