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About St Louis University

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Year of establishment1818
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Also Known AsSLU
Accepted Exams
Total International Students983
Size of Campus in acres271
Male/Female Ratio1.50
UG/PG Course Ratio1.55
Faculty/Student Ratio9
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 1 billion
Accommodation expenses16033 USD for 3 sharing (UG),16033 USD for 3 sharing (PG)
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Q:   What is Saint Louis University known for?


St. Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. For more than 200 years, it has been providing students with a rigorous, transformative education. Saint Louis University is recognised for world-class academics, a strong commitment to faith and service, compassionate health care, and life-changing research. As per the US News and World Report, SLU is known for courses in Business, Management, & Marketing; Biology and Biomedical Sciences; Engineering; leisure, Fitness and Kinesiology; Social Sciences; Communication and Journalism; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting; and Computer & Information Sciences.


Q:   Is St Louis University hard to get into?


As per the U.S. News & World Report, St Louis University acceptance rate is 70%. Admission officials at SLU consider the GPA of students a very noteworthy academic factor. As per the data for the 2022 freshman class, 3.9 was the average high school GPA. According to the facts, there were a total of 16,249 applicants and a total of 1,658 students were enrolled. Please note, that the data given above is from an unofficial source, therefore, it is subject to vary.


Q:   Is St. Louis University good for international students?


St Louis University is a top U.S. university which attracts hundreds of graduate and undergraduate international students from over 80 countries around the world. It has a legacy of innovative academics and research. SLU is home to a diverse community of students receiving life-changing education. 5.8% of SLU students come from outside the U.S. As per Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, the university ranks at #6 among U.S. Catholic colleges.


Q:   What is the application fee while applying to Saint Louis University?


There is no application fee to apply for undergraduate courses at the university. Saint Louis University application fee for undergraduate admission has been waived. This will allow students who may have a limited budget to apply for admission regardless of their financial situation. However, the application fee to apply for graduate courses is USD 65/INR 5,415.

*USD/INR = 83.32


St Louis University Ranking 2024

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Q:   Is Saint Louis University a good college?


St Louis University makes the experience of world-class education affordable. U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review named the university as a best-value college. It is also identified as one of the top colleges in the U.S. for academic excellence. Furthermore, it is one of only nine Catholic universities with a higher or the highest research activity designation received from Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education. Check below Saint Louis University rankings in the world as published by major ranking bodies:

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THE World University Rankings 2024 - Global#401-500
The QS World University Rankings 2024 - Global#901-950

Q:   What is the QS rank of Saint Louis University?


SLU is consistently ranked among the top universities by the QS. The QS World University Rankings 2024 ranked Saint Louis University in the range of #901-950. Meanwhile, the 2023 QS Rankings of St Louis were in the range of #601-650 globally. Considering this year’s university ranking, it can be observed that there is a decline in its ranking as compared to the previous year. The indicators considered for the QS World University Ranking include outcomes, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial excellence, financial resources, etc.


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Q:   Does Saint Louis University give financial aid to international students?


International students at St Louis University are not eligible for federal student loans or grants. However, the university considers students attending the St Louis campus for merit scholarships with their applications submitted for admission. It offers undergraduate scholarships that recognize service involvement, academic accomplishment, and leadership capability. Some of the undergraduate competitive scholarships that are offered to international students are the Presidential Scholarship and Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship.


Q:   Does Saint Louis University offer scholarships to graduate students?


Yes, Saint Louis University offers a variety of scholarships and assistantships for graduate students. Financial aid for graduate students generally comes in the form of a teaching assistantship or research fellowship. The majority of graduate assistantships are awarded by the department or programme to which students have been admitted. Feb 1, 2025, is the recommended deadline for most departmental assistantship applications.


St Louis University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 55 - 135
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall31ˢᵗ May 2024 - 1ˢᵗ Mar 2025
Spring1ˢᵗ Oct - 1ˢᵗ Nov 2024
Summer1ˢᵗ Aug 2024
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Q:   How can I get admission to SLU?


Saint Louis University offers a wide range of courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Check below the admission process to apply at SLU as an international student:

  • First of all, complete an online application, which means the educational background and citizenship will be checked. For admission to undergraduate courses, high-school grades will be considered and for admission to master’s program, GPA in a bachelor’s degree will be considered
  • Then, send all the required academic transcripts
  • Also, submit proof of English language proficiency test scores
  • Next, submit all the additional materials required such as a resume, letter of recommendation, proof of financial support, etc.

Q:   What are the Saint Louis University deadlines for international students?


Saint Louis University takes admissions through four types of applications; Early Decision I, Early Decision II, Early Action, and Regular Decision. The admission deadline for graduate programs varies from course to course. Therefore, international students should check the admission deadlines before applying for their courses at the university. Check below the SLU admission deadlines for international students:

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Early Decision INov 1, 2024
Early ActionDec 1, 2024
Regular Decisionover

St Louis University Fees & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(27 courses)
INR 8 L - 37 L
Duration1 year-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
M.A.(20 courses)
INR 7 L - 30 L
Duration18 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7.5, PTE: 54 & Above, TOEFL: 80 - 100
B.A.(27 courses)
INR 17 L - 44 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above
B.Sc.(23 courses)
INR 36 L - 44 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(11 courses)
INR 16 L - 44 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
MBA/PGDM(10 courses)
INR 16 L - 46 L
Duration1 year-30 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 - 88, Duolingo: 110 & Above
MIM(8 courses)
INR 18 L - 35 L
Duration1 year-30 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 - 88, PTE: 54 & Above
BBA(14 courses)
INR 16 L - 44 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above, SAT
MPH(1 course)
INR 26 L
Duration18-24 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above
BSN(2 courses)
INR 42 L - 44 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 54 & Above
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Q:   What is the minimum IELTS score required for admission into Saint Louis University?


Saint Louis University requires international students to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. For this, they can submit the IELTS score. The minimum IELTS score required to gain admission to undergraduate and graduate courses is 6.5. However, there are other English language test scores that international students can submit as proof of proficiency in the English language such as; TOEFL, PTE and Duolingo.


Q:   What are the admission requirements at Saint Louis University?


The admission requirements at Saint Louis University vary from course to course. Therefore, international students should check the minimum admission requirements before applying. Check below the minimum admission requirements for international students:

UG Admission Requirements

PG Admission Requirements

  • Academic transcripts of secondary school
  • English language proficiency
  • Professional resume
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Statement of purpose
  • Portfolio
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
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MS in Computer Science - Batch of 2024
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Tips: The offer letter says part time jobs are given at campus. But they are not available for two years. I am hoping to get it but we cannot get SSN without an offer letter. And it is hard to manage without credit here in the US. Very hard to maintain all the rules.
Likes (Public transportation): There are no direct options to travel. We need to change the means of transport every now and then. The college provides a transport card which is free to use until a year.
Dislikes (Part time work): No part-time opportunities in college for a year and yet no offer letter until now. It's hard to manage studies and assignments and for non-cs background students. Taking cs is difficult. Come well prepared as there are no jobs offered on campus
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St Louis University Placements

CourseMedian Salary
98.03 LPA

Top Recruiters

Texas Instrument
General Electric
Emerson Electric
Lockheed Martin Corp.
General Motors
Hughes Communication
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Q:   What are the highlights of the placements at the Saint Louis University?


As per the Princeton Review, Saint Louis University is in the #10 position among the best private colleges for making an impact. Approximately 420 employers recruit SLU graduates each year and 55% of alumni reported completing at least one internship before graduation. The Undergraduate First Destination Survey Report reveals a success rate of 94% and an average salary of USD 46,078 (INR 38,23,828). Check below the placement highlights for Saint Louis University for the year 2021:



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Average Salary

USD 46,078 (INR 38.20L)

The highest Average Salary Based on College (Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology)

USD 59,991 (INR 49.80L)

The highest Average Salary (Computer Engineering)

USD 78,750 (INR 65L)

*USD/INR = 82.99


Q:   Who are the top recruiters at Saint Louis University?


As per the Undergraduate First Destination Survey Report, various recruiters hired the students of Saint Louis University. Check below for detailed in-depth information about top recruiters of SLU graduates:


Top Recruiters

College of Arts & Sciences

Teach for America, Scribe America, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Washington University St. Louis, The Boeing Company, Delmar Financial Company, Embassy of France, Enterprise Holdings, Express Scripts, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Ungerboeck Software International

Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

Deloitte, Edward Jones, The Boeing Company, Centene Corporation, KPMG LLP, Protiviti, World Wide Technology

Doisy College of Health Sciences

BJC Healthcare, Mayo Clinic, Mercy Hospital

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology

The Boeing Company, Neff Power, North American Helicopter, Spring City Aviation, Teach for America

Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing

SSM Health, BJC Healthcare, Mercy Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, St. Luke's Health System

School of Professional Studies

Saint Louis University, BJC Healthcare, The Boeing Company


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The United States of America offers three types of visas to students; F-1, J-1 and M-1. So, the cost of a student visa will depend on the type of visa you are applying for. The US visa cost for a F-1 student visa is USD 185 (INR 15,349). F-1 visa is for international students who are applying for a programme in any American university that requires more than 18 hours of study in a week. J-1 student visa is for exchange students, and M-1 student visa is for students enrolled in vocational and non-academic programs.

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Q:   How many campuses does SLU have?


Saint Louis University has two campuses one in Saint Louis City and another in Madrid, Spain. Its main campus is spread over 271-acres. The main campus has state-of-the-art classroom buildings, historical halls, and Lipic Clock Tower Plaza where students gather on warm days. St Louis University Madrid campus is the international campus of the university and it offers 16 undergraduate and 2 graduate programs


Q:   What does Saint Louis University Madrid Campus offer?


One of the two campuses of Saint Louis University is located in the Spanish capital. St Louis University Madrid campus offers 4-years undergraduate courses and study abroad programs. Madrid campus of the university provides on-site services not readily accessible at US satellite campuses abroad. SLU Madrid campus was founded in 1967 and has been offering quality college-level education in Spain, since then.


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Q:   What GPA is required for St Louis University?


With a GPA of 3.9, St Louis University requires its students to be at the top of their class. They would need nearly straight A's in all their classes to compete with other applicants. Students are required to submit their high school transcripts, a standardized test score (if applicable), English language proficiency score, letters of recommendation, etc. in order to be considered for admission.


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Yes, it is hard to get Saint Louis university, especially with an acceptance rate  is 70%. The University upholds its reputation as a easy to get into university. The university Admission process involves a thorough evaluation process, Considering academic excellence, essays, Letter of recommendatio



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To stand out in Saint Louis admissions, applicants should strictly focus on presenting a positive view of themselves, beyond just academic achievements. Applicants are requested not to take Saint Louis University  admissions at ease looking at high acceptance.Additionally, Students should highlight



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Saint Louis University admission requirements for International students varies as per the programme type. Applicants must complete a high school for UG and a bachelor's degree for PG admission. Mentioned below are the general admission requirements for international students:

Requirements for UG adm


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UMSL and Saint Louis University are among the popular universities to study in the USA. If you have to select one from them, then UMSL is better choice in term of placements and tuition fees. The University of Missouri-St. Louis placement rate is around 97% while the Saint Louis University placement


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When deciding between UMSL and Saint Louis University, it Ultimately depends on the individual’s choice and requirements of the person. Students are requested to do a thorough research on factors such as acceptance rate, Faculty ratio, tuition fees and university ranking. By evaluating these particu



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