Saint Louis University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Saint Louis University
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Saint Louis University has an acceptance rate of 65 percent; in general, students with strong grades and test scores have a good chance of being accepted. Those interested in applying to SLU will need to submit an application (which can be filled out online), high school transcripts, a personal essay, and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office for help.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Saint Louis University Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for SLU
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 540 / 660
    • SAT Math: 570 / 670
    • ACT Composite: 25 / 31
    • ACT English: 25 / 33
    • ACT Math: 24 / 29

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 .

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 16,591 (11,779 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 41% Male / 59% Female
  • 57% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,726
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,640
  • Other Expenses: $3,448
  • Total Cost: $56,014

Saint Louis University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,675
    • Loans: $8,003

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Education, Exercise Science, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology
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Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 62%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Swimming, Tennis, Track, and Field
  • Women's Sports: Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Track, and Field, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Basketball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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