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Fast Facts About SLU

College Church

Founded: 1818

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Religious heritage: Jesuit (Society of Jesus)

Locations: St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain

Enrollment: 12,949 — 8,113 undergraduates and 4,836 graduate/professional students from all 50 states and 78 foreign countries

President: Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. 


Majors and programs: Nearly 90 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate programs. Explore our majors. 

Program rankings: 17 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 100 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Browse other key rankings.

Faculty: 3,097

Student­-faculty ratio: 9­-1

Faculty excellence: 99 percent of tenured and tenure-­track faculty hold the highest degree in their fields.

Colleges and schools (by subject):

Degree­-granting centers (by subject):


Endowment: $1.05 billion (as of December 2016)

Tuition: $40,100 (2016­-17 undergraduate tuition); 98 percent of first­-time freshmen receive aid.

Research: $52.5 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2016. See key research accomplishments.

Economic impact: $715 million in the St. Louis metropolitan region each year

Spirit, Service and Student Life 

Service: 1.6 million hours of service completed by students, faculty and staff annually

Athletics: NCAA Division I in 18 sports including baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball; member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Get schedules, scores and more.

Mascot: The Billiken, a symbol of things as they ought to be, who also brings good luck.

Colors: Blue and white