Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic institutions. Rooted in Jesuit values and its pioneering history as the first university west of the Mississippi River, SLU offers more than 12,000 students a rigorous, transformative education of the whole person. At the core of the University’s diverse community of scholars is SLU’s service-focused mission, which challenges and prepares students to make the world a better, more just place.

SLU offers three application paths for all first-time freshman applicants: Early Decision, Early Action and Regular Decision. The Early Decision deadline is Nov. 1. The Early Action Deadline is Dec. 1. The Regular Decision Deadline is Apr. 15. Solid academic performance in college preparatory coursework is a primary consideration when we review your freshman application. To be considered for admission, you must be graduating from high school, have an acceptable HiSET exam score or take the General Education Development (GED) test. Standardized test scores are optional.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Distance/online learning

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

We deliver with nearly 90 undergraduate majors across 10 colleges and schools. Our graduates start non­profits, discover new vaccines and teach in under­-resourced schools. They become business leaders at the biggest companies and servants to those in need. SLU offers rolling admission and has a priority deadline is Dec. 1. Solid academic performance in college preparatory coursework is a primary consideration when we review your freshman application. To be considered for admission, you must be graduating from high school, have an acceptable HiSET exam score or take the General Education Development (GED) test. Standardized test scores are optional.

Transfer

SLU offers rolling admission for transfer students and does not have application deadlines for most programs. Transfer majors with deadlines are accelerated BSN, occupational therapy and communication sciences and disorders (leveling option). Submit official copies of transcripts from every college or university where you’ve attempted credit. This includes original transcripts for college-level coursework you completed during high school, even if those courses also appear as transferred-in credit on a later transcript. If you have fewer than 24 credit hours at the time you apply for admission, you must submit an official high school transcript with graduation date and test scores.

Additional Information

The value of a Saint Louis University education is measured not in the facts you will retain but the person you will become. It’s our goal to remove financial barriers that may stand in the way. Admission to SLU is based on achievement, ambition and personal potential – not on your financial resources or ability to pay. We offer a wealth of scholarships ranging from $3,000 to full tuition and financial aid programs to recognize academic performance and ensure no student who belongs here will be kept away by cost. We encourage students to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to maximize their aid eligibility. For more information, click here.

Visit us

Discover the many ways we’re bringing the SLU experience to you. From a variety of tour options to presentations and programs, current student chats and customizable content for students. You may schedule an in-person tour or explore campus through our virtual tour. You may also "walk" through campus using our SLU app or tour campus yourself using our downloadable PDFs and playlist. We also offer admission presentations and student panels you may join to have your questions answered about SLU.

"I picked SLU out of the 22 colleges I applied to because everyone made me feel so much at home."

Jemma Kim, Physical Therapy, Class of 2021
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School location
Address

1 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 758-3678

Region

Midwest

Midwest