If you are thinking about applying to SLU, the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Saint Louis University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
SLU is avery difficult school to get into. SLU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, SLU **accepted 56% of students, around 9,208 of the 16,580 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like SLU, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to SLU must submit the following items. Double check with SLU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to SLU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 29% submitted a class rank. At SLU 39% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 70% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Saint Louis University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||19.27%|
|3.50 and 3.74||12.41%|
|3.25 and 3.49||7.46%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4.55%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4.22%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.2%|
|SLU does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
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.
In 2021, 35% of SLU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 72% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other SLU applicants, you should strive to earn between 1170 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SLU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a SLU student is 1269.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SLU students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SLU students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
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To be most competitive at SLU, you should strive to earn between 25 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SLU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SLU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to SLU.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in SLU during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to SLU?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to SLU.
Does SLU accept transfer credits?
SLU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. SLU accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does SLU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
SLU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to SLU?
No, SLU is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into SLU? SLU is a very selective institution. The SLU acceptance rate is 56%. This means that the institution accepts 55 out of every 100 applicants.
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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.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At SLU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.94. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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