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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:  17,047 (12,401 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  11 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher 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
Fall 2014: 8564 were undergraduate students 463 of these students were registered with the Disabilities Services Office.
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 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,441628
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-727
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$35,246$36,726$37,966$39,2263.3%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,500$1,200-20.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,380$10,380$10,380$10,6402.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,380$10,380$10,380$10,6402.5%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$53,438$53,438$54,684$55,5361.6%
Off Campus$53,438$53,438$54,684$55,5361.6%
Off Campus with Family$43,058$43,058$44,304$44,8961.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
  • 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, 2014-2015
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 aid11,56095%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,54995%$31,282,496$20,195
Federal grants27617%$1,524,449$5,523
Pell grants27617%$1,199,760$4,347
Other federal grants865%$324,689$3,775
State/local government grant or scholarships24515%$543,000$2,216
Institutional grants or scholarships1,49191%$29,215,047$19,594
Student loan aid88154%$7,065,236$8,020
Federal student loans87754%$5,034,720$5,741
Other student loans1238%$2,030,516$16,508
  • 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 aid16,74154%$135,382,313$20,083
Pell grants1,59213%$6,580,005$4,133
Federal student loans4,02933%$29,775,394$7,390
  • 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$35,249$33,812$33,910
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$26,163$25,531$25,525
$30,001 – $48,000$28,462$24,348$23,345
$48,001 – $75,000$28,421$27,596$28,678
$75,001 – $110,000$31,756$29,931$30,284
$110,001 and more$35,589$34,494$34,851
  • 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 2015
Total enrollment17,047
Undergraduate enrollment12,401
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment437
Graduate enrollment4,646
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 56%
Part-time: 44%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 28%
Out-of-state: 66%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 87%
Part-time: 13%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 3%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 77%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants13,4645,7937,671
Percent admitted63%62%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%19%20%
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 2015 (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 Reading530660
SAT Math560680
ACT Composite2531
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: 90%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
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, 26 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
(*) 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 2007]
4-year: 61%
6-year: 70%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 60%
6-year: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
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: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 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: 40%
Asian: 84%
Black or African American: 55%
Hispanic/Latino: 64%
White: 75%
Two or more races: 63%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 71%
Non-resident alien: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • 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-5---
Category total-5---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2----
American/United States Studies/Civilization-24--
Women's Studies4----
Category total624--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology--3--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11983--
Microbiology and Immunology-13--
Category total1681410--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General440112---
Business/Managerial Economics11----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General---2-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-23---
International Marketing--2--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management-9---
Organizational Behavior Studies31d----
Organizational Leadership3d----
Project Management---10-
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management---11-
Retailing and Retail Operations---1-
Category total485d176224-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General645---
Organizational Communication, General-8---
Category total6413---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General19--9-
Computer Science19----
Category total386-9-
Curriculum and Instruction-211--
Education, General5412--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-2651--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--13--
Learning Sciences--1--
Category total542978--
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering38----
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering31----
Civil Engineering, General16----
Computer Engineering, General9----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering11----
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics1----
Engineering, General-161--
Mechanical Engineering20----
Category total126161--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General17134--
Category total17134--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature34-1-
German Language and Literature1----
Italian Language and Literature0----
Russian Language and Literature2----
Spanish Language and Literature1414---
Category total2018-1-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-19---
Bioethics/Medical Ethics--8--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist8--1-
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other14----
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General2724---
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---40-
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator14----
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-3---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General351---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management54----
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-60---
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician8----
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling--5--
Medical Informatics-6---
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist111---
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist11----
Nursing Practice--12-11
Occupational Therapy/Therapist4659---
Physical Therapy/Therapist--67--
Physician Assistant-34---
Public Health, General44898--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse216d1242--
Category total518d4652764151
History, General1874--
Category total1874--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies30----
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management314d---
Forensic Science and Technology0----
Category total3314d---
Legal Professions and Studies
Health Law-2---
Legal Studies, General0----
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-4---
Category total06202--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies14d----
Category total14d----
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General964--
Category total964--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology3----
Sustainability Studies-3---
Systems Science and Theory--0--
Category total330--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies6----
Category total6----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science119----
Category total119----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total936--
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General332--
Chemistry, General16115--
Geology/Earth Science, General6----
Geophysics and Seismology-4---
Physics, General6----
Category total31187--
Applied Behavior Analysis-7---
Clinical Psychology-104--
Experimental Psychology-23--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-262-
Psychology, General82----
Category total8221132-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-2---
Public Policy Analysis, General--4--
Social Work3989---
Category total39914--
Social Sciences
Applied Economics-11---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography----2
International Relations and Affairs0----
Political Science and Government, General619---
Urban Studies/Affairs3----
Category total8221--2
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies1183--
Category total1183--
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General19----
Category total19----
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General7----
Fine/Studio Arts, General4----
Music, General3----
Category total20----
Grand total1,9919556187753
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, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 165
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 49
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 12
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
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: $13,390
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $11,537
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,646
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,333
Full-time students: 57%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined107113
Field Hockey17
Swimming and Diving2727
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
Didactic Program in Dietetics12/1/1997 -  Accredited
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
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree(!)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 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 (PHB) - Baccalaureate and 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
Magnetic Resonance (MR) - Programs for magnetic resonance technologists11/15/2016 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1942 -  Accredited
Missouri State Board of Nursing
Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs (!)1/1/1929 -  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
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Saint Louis University Dietetic Internship
1/1/1934 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession101
Drug law violations313
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations113
Liquor law violations010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible38
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft975
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible28
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault100
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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201320122011
Default rate3.8%4.3%4.7%
Number in default113128133
Number in repayment2,9052,9582,781
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)