Saint Louis University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in St. Louis, Missouri. SLU was founded in 1818 and now enrolls around 11,863 students a year, including 7,357 undergrads.
SLU offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.
|2021 SLU Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||56%|
|Mean ACT score||28|
|Mean SAT score||1269|
Saint Louis University does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is very difficult to get into SLU. SLU admitted 56% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 16,580 students applied to SLU and 9,208 were admitted.
SLU reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.
SLU is considered very difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to SLU, applicants must submit the following items.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1269. The mean ACT score for SLU students is 28.
Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to SLU.
SLU is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 35% submitted the SAT. 72% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! SLU provides on-campus housing for students.
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SLU meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $41,041 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at SLU, around 90% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 1,605 students who started at SLU as first-time freshman, 1,169 graduate within four years.
Around 80% of students who started at SLU earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $35,315 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does SLU sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is SLU a good school for you?
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SLU is located in the urban setting of St. Louis, Missouri, less than an hour from St. Louis.
If you want to see SLU for yourself, 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.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what SLU and St. Louis are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
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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The median ACT score of an admitted student to SLU is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into SLU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1370 and Above
1170 to 1370
1170 and Less
The median SAT score for SLU students is 1269. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SLU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at SLU.
Wondering what life at SLU is like? There are approximately 11,863 students enrolled at SLU, including 7,357 undergraduate students and 4,506 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 38% percent are from MO and 62% percent of students are from other states.
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