Saint Louis University (SLU) is one of America's oldest Catholic universities. With its original campus in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, and a second campus in Madrid, Spain, the University is home to over 12,000 students from 82 countries around the world. The institution has the distinction of being one of only 15 Catholic universities with a high or very high research classification from the Carnegie Foundation.
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 University is recognized for its world-class academic offerings, with 13 undergraduate and postgraduate programs ranked amongst the top 50 in the U.S. (U.S. News & 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 a 9 to 1 student-faculty ratio, students attending SLU can benefit from its personalized teaching approach. With nearly 80 undergraduate programs, including an offering of both undergraduate and postgraduate online programs, SLU provides students with the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential.
Based within an industry hub, SLU's 271-acre vibrant Missouri campus has strong links to business, finance, healthcare, bioscience and technology sectors. It has easy access to St. Louis' Lambert International Airport. Located in the United States' seventh most innovative district (Brookings Institute, 2019), students can undertake internships and research opportunities on campus.