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: 12,914 — 8,248 undergraduates and 4,666 graduate/professional students from all 50 states and 77 foreign countries

President: Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. 


Majors and programs: More than 90 undergraduate programs and nearly 100 graduate programs. Explore our majors. 

Program rankings: 21 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 100 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Browse other key rankings.

Faculty: 3,277

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: $1.09 billion (as of June 2015)

Tuition: $38,700 (2015­-16 undergraduate tuition); 97 percent of first­-time freshmen receive aid.

Research: $39.6 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2015. 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