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Colleges / Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

About SLU

Saint Louis University is a private, religious university in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. SLU was founded in 1818. The university enrolls around 12,519 students per year, including 7,426 undergrads.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Saint Louis University

It is very difficult to get into SLU. Around 86% of applicants get into SLU each year. In 2021, 12,307 students applied to SLU and 10,528 were admitted.

Saint Louis University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 86%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.9
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12.5%

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Saint Louis University is located St. Louis.

If you would like to see SLU for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64 to St. Louis, or book a flight to the nearest airport, St. Louis Lambert International.

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College Info

One North Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63103

Campus Setting: Urban

SLU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SLU is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SLU is Continuous processing.

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SLU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1158 - 1333


Math SAT Range

570 - 680


Reading SAT Range

570 - 680

SLU Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at SLU is like? There are approximately 12,519 students enrolled at SLU, including 7,426 undergraduate students and 5,093 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 41% percent are from MO and 59% percent of students are from other states.


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