Saint Louis University

1,841 reviews
  1. Saint Louis, MO
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Saint Louis University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
One North Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Website

Saint Louis University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
SAT Range
1090-1320
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$33,812/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,531/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,348/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,596/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,494/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.122 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.127 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.126 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,136Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Every Billiken is unique!
    27%
  • Accepting, involved, and very friendly.
    23%
  • Catholic
    14%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Down to earth
    7%
  • Rich
    7%
  • Kind poor because the tuition is too expensive
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.160 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.173 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • MEDIUM-SIZED
    68%
  • Nice size
    19%
  • Huge
    7%
  • Small
    7%

After Saint Louis University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.80 responses

Reviews

1,841 reviews
  • Excellent
    256
  • Very Good
    754
  • Average
    692
  • Poor
    98
  • Terrible
    41
While Greek life may not be a large percentage of the student population it is an important one. Because there are no houses (city living problems) the sororities intermingle eliminating a lot of the competition and cattiness. Fraternities interact less, but are generally familiar with guys in other fraternities. It is a really positive and good community to be a part of at SLU with lots of opportunities to meet people.

If you aren't Greek it isn't a big deal either. Everyone gets along.

While I loved, loved, loved being in a sorority at SLU, I was often frustrated by the administrations attitude toward Greek Life. The administration cracks down hard at even the slightest indiscretion (such as not turning in paper work for an event on time). Greeks at SLU are held to a very high standard - higher than any one else, but typically rise to the occasion. It is really unfortunate that the administration does not see the value in Greek life.

That all being said, I would not have changed a thing and being in sorority was the best decision I ever made. No exaggeration.

Definitely go Greek! It will make your college experience.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Apr 11 2014
It depends upon what you're looking for. There are no houses for fraternities and sororities. However, they do live in community in dorms and off campus apartments. Greeks enjoy going out, but during the week, things are pretty tame. Overall, Greek life is tame, most are focused on academics and partying is not as big or as comparable to Greek partying at public universities. Greeks do a great deal of service, and have fun events. There are very cool venues around the Saint Louis area, in midtown, and downtown!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
SLU is located right in the heart of St. Louis, which gives students a variety of opportunities to explore, have fun, and also be involved and give back to the community around us. We focus heavily on community service and we are always encouraged to be involved in the world, making a positive difference! We have a great social scene on campus with over 60 different student organizations! This guarantees there is something for everyone to be involved in, and if there is something that you want and is not offered, it is relatively easy to start an organization of your own! I have a few friends who have done this and were very successful. Our campus is beautiful and allows for a great college experience, because sometimes, looks do matter.
  • College Junior
  • June 29 2014