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St. Louis University

St. Louis University

St. Louis University

Saint Louis University (also known as SLU, pronounced /ˈsluː/) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg. SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. SLU’s athletic teams compete in NCAA’s Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference. It has a current enrollment of 12,733 students representing all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries, making it the 4th-largest Jesuit University in the United States. The university provides undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Its undergraduate program is currently ranked 88th in the 2010 U.S. News and World Report rankings of “America’s Best Colleges.”

Its average class size is 23 and the student-faculty ratio is 12:1.
Its Madrid, Spain, campus has from 600-650 students, a faculty of 110, an average class size of 18 and a student-faculty ratio of 8:1. As it is a Catholic private university, the school’s administration supports aggressive campaigns in support of Catholic policy. The on-campus church sustains the emphasis on Catholicism with weekly masses. The housing department also supports a Christian dormitory floor.

Saint Louis University (SLU) is located on Lindell Boulevard, originally outside the City of St. Louis in what has been called Camp Jackson, and is the second-oldest Jesuit college in the nation (only Georgetown University has been in existence longer). The first M.D. degree awarded west of the Mississippi was conferred by Saint Louis University in 1836.

St. Louis University Rankings in 2010

St. Louis University Rankings in 2011

St. Louis University Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for the 2010-2011 Academic Year

Earn a prestigious, well-recognized SLU degree at half the cost.


  • St. Louis Campus and Online Courses
    Tuition: $580/credit hour
    Course Audit (formal): $580/credit hour
    Late Registration Fee: $50 each term
  • Belleville Campus
    Tuition: $455/credit hour
    Course Audit (formal) $455/credit hour
    Late Registration Fee $50 each term

Tuition: $700/credit hour

Subject to change each academic year beginning in summer. Tuition for Allied Health, School of Nursing, School of Social Work and master’s level courses will vary

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