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Colleges / Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University

St. Louis, MO 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate70%
Acceptance Rate70%

SLU Academics

Saint Louis University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. SLU accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, SLU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 80% of students who start college at SLU complete all the credits required within six years.

SLU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: SLU may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Do I Have To Take At SLU?

SLU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with SLU directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at SLU

When choosing a major, SLU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at SLU.

Student Designed Majors

SLU allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

SLU does not require students to complete a senior project.

Double Majoring at SLU

SLU offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About Saint Louis University


Does SLU Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ SLU does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does SLU Offer Online Classes?

✅ SLU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does SLU Offer AP Credit?

✅ SLU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does SLU Have An Honors Program?

✅ SLU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at SLU.

Does SLU Require Internships?

🟨 SLU does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.


Additional Information About Saint Louis University


Saint Louis University Library

The main library on campus is the Pius XII Memorial Library and there are 2 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at SLU

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

SLU offers these dual degree programs:

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does SLU have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

SLU has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at SLU include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force branch unit on campus

Keep Reading About SLU

To learn more about SLU, choose from the options below:

Overview

Student Life

Admissions

Tuition & Aid

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SLU Majors & Subject Areas

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,095

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$48,824

Out-of-State

$48,824

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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