Educating the Whole Person — Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.
Guided by our enduring Jesuit mission, we offer our nearly 13,000 students a highly rigorous and deeply transformative education that helps them develop into bold, confident leaders. Rated among the nation’s top research universities, SLU boasts 14 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 50 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Academically, ethics, spirituality and compassion take center stage, while outside the classroom, members of the SLU community provide more than 1.6 million service hours each year — just one reason we’re among the nation's top colleges for making an impact. In fact, more than 120 of SLU's courses integrate community engagement into academics.
Students from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries
Alumni in 50 states and 154 countries