Saint Louis University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Saint Louis, MO

$46,400

Avg tuition

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About Saint Louis University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Saint Louis University is a medium-sized private university located on an urban campus in Saint Louis, Missouri. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,723, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 56%. The university offers 103 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 79%, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Tuition and fees for students are $46,400.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

56% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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90% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

79% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 25-31

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1160-1370

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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12k

Students enrolled

74%

Online student enrollment

9:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

65%

Asian

11%

Black

7%

Hispanic

6%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

61%

Socio-economic diversity

21% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

31

Total Online Enrollment

8,990

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

89% On-campus

11% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 47% online

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's Check Bold 6% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 28% online

Master's Check Bold 5% online

Doctorate Check Bold 7% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $46,400 $46,400
Graduate $21,420 $21,420

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $12,920
On-campus other expenses $3,648
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $12,920
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,648
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,648

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $64,168 $64,168
Off-campus without family $64,168 $64,168
Off-campus with family $51,248 $51,248

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

40%

State Grant Aid

16%

Institution Grant Aid

98%

Pell Grant

21%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,994
State Grant Aid $2,529
Institution Grant Aid $32,545
Pell Grant Aid $4,321

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$47k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.