With nearly 17,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. It provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense. UMSL is spread across 470 acres in suburban St. Louis County. It has a mix of modern and historic academic buildings, and a variety of student residential facilities. It's the perfect setting for students to gain unique insights from outstanding faculty and work experience from internships at companies and organizations in the St. Louis area.