Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2097


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 16,591
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,001 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Saint Louis University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 12,772 applications and 8,269 students were granted admission. Saint Louis University is at the #63 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 90% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 14% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1110 to 1330
ACT25 to 31
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Saint Louis University's tuition was $40,100 for all students regardless of residency (49.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 97% of Saint Louis University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 19% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,189 (which is 4.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Saint Louis University in 2016-2017, was 841, which is 52% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,418 (which is 8.1% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Saint Louis University has enrolled a total of 16,591 students (10,871 students full-time and 5,720 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 16,591 students, 359 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and 11,779 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 4,812 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,210 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 71%

Asian: 7%

Black/African American: 6%

Non-resident alien: 5%

Hispanic: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Saint Louis University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 70% 3,977 593
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 6% 342 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 4% 205 0
Legal Professions And Studies 3% 153
Social Sciences 2% 93
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 2% 86
Education 2% 85
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 1% 61
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 53
Psychology 1% 51

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Saint Louis University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Saint Louis University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $43,300. Last year, out of the total 1,743 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,621 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,269 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,110 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $43,300 $54,400
Employment Rate 93% 93%
Total Graduates 1,743 2,269

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Saint Louis University.

Ranken Technical College
1.4 mile away
Concordia Seminary
4.2 mile away
Fontbonne University
4.5 mile away
Kenrick Glennon Seminary
6.1 mile away
Webster University
6.9 mile away