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IPEDS ID: 179159
OPE ID: 00250600
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Saint Louis University
One Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103-2097
General information:  (314) 977-2222
Website:  www.slu.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  17,640 (12,513 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Admissionsadmissions.slu.edu
Apply Onlineapply.slu.edu
Financial Aidfinaid.slu.edu
Net Price Calculatorwww.slu.edu/services/emis/apps/cost/
Mission Statement
  www.slu.edu/x5021.xml
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty1,425634
Instructional1,315608
Research and public service11026
Total graduate assistants-390
Instructional-255
Research-135
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$32,656$33,986$35,256$36,7264.2%
Books and supplies$1,660$1,660$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,880$10,122$10,380$10,3800.0%
Other$5,794$6,328$6,312$4,832-23.4%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,880$10,122$10,380$10,3800.0%
Other$5,794$6,328$6,312$4,832-23.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,794$6,328$6,312$4,832-23.4%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$49,990$52,096$53,448$53,4380.0%
Off Campus$49,990$52,096$53,448$53,4380.0%
Off Campus with Family$40,110$41,974$43,068$43,0580.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$18,180
Fees$446
  • The above cost of attendance figures represent an average allocation for our undergraduate students, specific costs will depend on housing and meal choices.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2011-2012
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,65494%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,64794%$29,788,530$18,087
Federal grants35420%$1,871,110$5,286
Pell grants35420%$1,387,933$3,921
Other federal grants1297%$483,177$3,746
State/local government grant or scholarships29717%$650,404$2,190
Institutional grants or scholarships1,57290%$27,267,016$17,345
Student loan aid1,06661%$7,931,086$7,440
Federal student loans1,06361%$6,110,822$5,749
Other student loans1378%$1,820,264$13,287
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid16,75454%$121,109,711$17,932
Pell grants1,81114%$7,147,752$3,947
Federal student loans4,32935%$31,744,977$7,333
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2009-20102010-20112011-2012
Average net price$31,445$32,430$33,572
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2009-20102010-20112011-2012
$0 – $30,000$23,462$23,842$23,882
$30,001 – $48,000$22,337$23,088$24,204
$48,001 – $75,000$25,278$25,941$28,165
$75,001 – $110,000$28,748$30,409$31,100
$110,001 and more$32,503$34,551$34,832
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment17,640
Undergraduate enrollment12,513
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment654
Graduate enrollment5,127
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 71%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 29%
Out-of-state: 67%
Foreign countries: 4%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 66%
Part-time: 34%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 4%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 93%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,3895,5187,871
Percent admitted64%66%63%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT29118%
ACT1,43387%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading530640
SAT Math550680
ACT Composite2530
ACT English2532
ACT Math2429
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 88%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 25 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 70%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 61%
6-year: 72%
8-year: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 67%
Female: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 69%
Black or African American: 49%
Hispanic/Latino: 69%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 90%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2006 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-7--
Category total-7--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies1---
American/United States Studies/Civilization292-
Latin American Studies0---
Women's Studies1---
Category total492-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy-6--
Biochemistry10---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9922-
Microbiology, General--1-
Molecular Biology--4-
Pathology/Experimental Pathology--1-
Pharmacology--4-
Category total109812-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-34--
Business Administration and Management, General398138--
Business/Managerial Economics16---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-35--
International Marketing--3-
Knowledge Management5d---
Organizational Behavior Studies14d---
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations-6--
Category total433d2133-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General-9--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8412--
Category total8421--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General24---
Informatics-4--
Category total244--
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-142-
Education, General562--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-48-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels--1-
Category total562011-
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering32---
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering17---
Civil Engineering, General17---
Computer Engineering, General5---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12---
Engineering, General-11--
Mechanical Engineering34---
Category total11711--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General36146-
Category total36146-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General2517--
Category total2517--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature32--
German Language and Literature1---
Italian Language and Literature1---
Russian Language and Literature2---
Spanish Language and Literature1218--
Category total1920--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-15--
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist2627--
Bioethics/Medical Ethics--1-
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4---
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other18---
Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist1---
Endodontics/Endodontology-3--
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator19---
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other9---
Health Services Administration-5d--
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-38--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling---1
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist11---
Medicine--184-
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist12---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist4052--
Orthodontics/Orthodontology-17--
Periodontics/Periodontology-3--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--68-
Physician Assistant-33--
Public Health, General448483
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse217861310
Category total401363d27414
History
History, General2193-
Category total2193-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies27---
Security and Loss Prevention Services4d---
Category total31d---
Legal Professions and Studies
Health Law-1--
International Law and Legal Studies-4--
Law--296-
Legal Studies, General0---
Category total05296-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies9d---
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1---
Category total10d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General1281-
Category total1281-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies-10--
Systems Science and Theory--1-
Category total-101-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science9---
Category total9---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science85---
Category total85---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1333-
Religion/Religious Studies, Other---1d
Category total13331d
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General821-
Chemistry, General981-
Geology/Earth Science, General2---
Geophysics and Seismology-1--
Physics, General2---
Category total21112-
Psychology
Psychology, General1012--
Category total1012--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-9--
Public Policy Analysis, General--9-
Social Work3289--
Category total32989-
Social Sciences
Anthropology14---
Criminology-3--
International Relations and Affairs0---
Political Science and Government, General634--
Social Sciences, General1---
Sociology8---
Urban Studies/Affairs52--
Category total919--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies875-
Category total875-
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew10---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations511-
Category total1511-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11---
Fine/Studio Arts, General9---
Music, General5---
Category total29---
Grand total1,78687062915
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined6976
Baseball29
Basketball1518
Field Hockey23
Soccer3030
Softball15
Swimming and Diving2427
Tennis87
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission (!)1/1/1916 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2008 - 4/15/2013None
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1924 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1997 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs(!)12/1/1995 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist8/1/1936 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/22/1964 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs3/1/1973 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1968 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/15/2005 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/15/2005 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate schools of public health9/23/1983 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists(!)7/1/1970 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine Technologist (NMT) - Programs for the nuclear medicine technologist6/22/1972 - 6/13/2011None
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/2011 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1997 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations023
Liquor law violations040
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations011
Liquor law violations020
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible243
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery242
Aggravated assault111
Burglary151211
Motor vehicle theft1559
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible222
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery010
Aggravated assault001
Burglary1283
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate3.8%4.1%
Number in default99101
Number in repayment2,5552,445
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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