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IPEDS ID: 179159
OPE ID: 00250600
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Saint Louis University
One North Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103-2097
General information:  (314) 977-2222
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:  17,052 (12,374 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty1,394633
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-686
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$33,986$35,246$36,726$37,9663.4%
Books and supplies$1,660$1,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,122$10,380$10,380$10,3800.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,122$10,380$10,380$10,3800.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$52,096$53,438$53,438$54,6842.3%
Off Campus$52,096$53,438$53,438$54,6842.3%
Off Campus with Family$41,974$43,058$43,058$44,3042.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
  • The 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, 2013-2014
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 aid11,52993%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,51993%$28,582,997$18,817
Federal grants29818%$1,444,347$4,847
Pell grants29818%$1,221,703$4,100
Other federal grants724%$222,644$3,092
State/local government grant or scholarships29718%$740,500$2,493
Institutional grants or scholarships1,44988%$26,398,150$18,218
Student loan aid87353%$6,826,320$7,819
Federal student loans86753%$5,081,204$5,861
Other student loans1117%$1,745,116$15,722
  • 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 aid16,83554%$130,181,676$19,046
Pell grants1,65813%$6,710,735$4,047
Federal student loans4,21934%$31,398,040$7,442
  • 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.
Average net price$33,572$35,249$33,812
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$23,882$26,163$25,531
$30,001 – $48,000$24,204$28,462$24,348
$48,001 – $75,000$28,165$28,421$27,596
$75,001 – $110,000$31,100$31,756$29,931
$110,001 and more$34,832$35,589$34,494
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment17,052
Undergraduate enrollment12,374
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment487
Graduate enrollment4,678
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 58%
Part-time: 42%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
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: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 5%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 28%
Out-of-state: 66%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 70%
Part-time: 30%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants14,2386,0748,164
Percent admitted61%61%61%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%18%19%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  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 Reading530650
SAT Math560670
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%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 30 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 72%
(*) 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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 60%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 71%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 58%
6-year: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 70%
Female: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 46%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
White: 76%
Two or more races: 76%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 37%
Non-resident alien: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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--4---
Category total--4---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-0----
American/United States Studies/Civilization-342--
Latin American Studies-0----
Women's Studies-1----
Category total-442--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology---4--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-11627--
Microbiology and Immunology---4--
Category total-145923--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-401107---
Business/Managerial Economics-15----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General----1-
International Business/Trade/Commerce--10---
International Marketing---5--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0-9---
Organizational Behavior Studies-21----
Organizational Leadership-7d----
Project Management----3-
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management----5-
Category total0444d16659-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General-769---
Organizational Communication, General--11---
Category total-7620---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-25----
Category total-2520---
Curriculum and Instruction---16--
Education, General-5011--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--2755--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--115--
Category total-502987--
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering-38----
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-31----
Civil Engineering, General-15----
Computer Engineering, General-5----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-13----
Engineering, General--141--
Mechanical Engineering-22----
Category total-124141--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-30710--
Category total-30710--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-31---
German Language and Literature-0----
Italian Language and Literature-0----
Russian Language and Literature-1----
Spanish Language and Literature-1821---
Category total-2222---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer--18---
Bioethics/Medical Ethics---1--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-8----
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other-9----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General-2626---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing----27-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-13----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--1---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-173---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-36----
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management--40---
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician-8----
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling---7--
Medical Informatics--8---
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-115---
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist-12--0-
Nursing Education-----1
Nursing Practice---24-17
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-5448---
Physical Therapy/Therapist---75--
Physician Assistant--33---
Public Health, General-51897-3
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other----13-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-2081012--
Category total-4754012774059
History, General-1633--
Category total-1633--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-19d--2d-
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management-312d---
Forensic Science and Technology-0----
Category total-22d12d-2d-
Legal Professions and Studies
Health Law--3---
Legal Studies, General-0----
Programs for Foreign Lawyers--4---
Category total-07272--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies-14d----
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-1----
Category total-15d----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-1331--
Category total-1331--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainability Studies--6---
Systems Science and Theory---3--
Category total--63--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-8----
Land Use Planning and Management/Development----1-
Category total-8--1-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-93----
Category total-93----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total-923--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-433--
Chemistry, General-20106--
Geology/Earth Science, General-13---
Geophysics and Seismology--31--
Physics, General-6----
Category total-311910--
Applied Behavior Analysis--4--1
Clinical Psychology--56--
Experimental Psychology--16--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology--251-
Psychology, General-98----
Category total-98121711
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--7---
Public Policy Analysis, General---2--
Social Work-2999---
Category total-291062--
Social Sciences
Applied Economics--20---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography-----2
International Relations and Affairs-0----
Political Science and Government, General-489---
Urban Studies/Affairs-6----
Category total-7431--2
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies-1065--
Category total-1065--
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General-1----
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew-9----
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations-512--
Category total-1512--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-7----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-5----
Fine/Studio Arts, General-8----
Music, General-2----
Category total-22----
Grand total01,8509047235362
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 155
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 55
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 15
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,679
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $10,760
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,709
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $3,375
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined81117
Field Hockey22
Swimming and Diving2729
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
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship1/1/1934 -  Accredited
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1997 -  Accredited
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 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1924 -  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 (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist8/1/1936 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission 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 (SLP) - 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 level school 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 - 6/13/2011No Longer Recognized
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
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations231
Liquor law violations401
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations111
Liquor law violations201
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible438
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft597
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible228
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) 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
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.3%4.7%3.8%
Number in default12813399
Number in repayment2,9582,7812,555
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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