Saint Louis University (SLU) is one of America's oldest Catholic universities. With a main campus in Missouri, and a second campus in Madrid, Spain, the university is home to over 12,000 students from 78 countries around the world. The institution has the distinction of being among the top 100 research universities in the U.S.
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University's traditions are based in academics, ethics, spirituality and compassion. The university is affiliated with the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church and is the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States.
As the oldest university west of the Mississippi river, Saint Louis is recognized for its world-class academic offerings, with 16 undergraduate and postgraduate programs ranked amongst the top 50 in the USA (U.S News and World Report). With life changing research and a strong commitment to faith and service, the university provides more than 1.6 million hours of service each year and ranks as one of America's top colleges for making an impact. The education offered is transformative and helps to develop students into confident leaders.
With an average class size of 15, students attending SLU can benefit from its personalized teaching approach. With more than 100 undergraduate programs, along with an offering of both undergraduate and postgraduate online programs, SLU provides students with the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. The university is dynamic and forward looking with a strong grounding in a pioneering history and working with a higher purpose seeking the common good.
Based within an Industry hub, SLU's 271-acre vibrant Missouri campus has strong links to business, finance, healthcare, bioscience and technology. It has easy access to Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. Located in the United States 7th most innovative district (Brookings Institute, 2019), students can undertake internships and research on the doorstep of campus.