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Saint Louis University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1818
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,479
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $824,850,844
Admissions Address

221 N. Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63103

Website

http://www.slu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admitme@slu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: August 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Karla J. Gable
Admissions office telephone: (314) 977-2500
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.slu.edu/admissions/ Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 0 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 3 N/A
Total academic units 20 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: December 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 12,120
Total acceptances: 8,160
Total freshman enrollment: 1,564
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 4,881
Male acceptances: 3,332
Male freshman enrollment: 622
 
Female applicants: 7,239
Female acceptances: 4,828
Female freshman enrollment: 942
Out-of-state freshmen: 60%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 34%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 62%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 66%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 39%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 640
Math: 550 – 660
Combined: 1080 – 1300

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.0% 11.1%
600-699 36.3% 44.3%
500-599 42.1% 33.8%
400-499 11.5% 9.7%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.2% 0.2%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 90%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 23 – 30
Math: 23 – 28
Composite: 24 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 20.7% 27.6% 16.8%
24-29 56.2% 46.5% 54.2%
18-23 22.7% 23.9% 24.5%
12-17 0.4% 2.0% 4.5%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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