About Saint Louis University
Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University (SLU) is a prestigious private Catholic university located in St. Louis, Missouri. Rooted in the Jesuit tradition, SLU offers a diverse range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, with a strong focus on health sciences, business, law, and the humanities. Notable for its School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, SLU emphasizes academic excellence, ethics, and social justice. The university promotes community engagement, global perspectives, and provides opportunities for service, research, and international study programs. With a vibrant campus life and competitive athletic program (SLU Billikens in NCAA Division I), SLU continues to uphold its commitment to holistic education.
- High School Diploma or Equivalent: Typically, applicants are required to have completed a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification.
- Transcripts: Submission of official high school transcripts with details of coursework and grades is usually required.
- Standardized Test Scores: While SLU has been test-optional for undergraduate applicants, meaning that standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) are not required, students can choose to submit scores if they believe it will enhance their application.
- Letters of Recommendation: Some programs or honors colleges within SLU may request letters of recommendation.
- Personal Statement or Essay: Submission of a personal statement or essay may be required, allowing applicants to express their goals, experiences, and reasons for choosing SLU.
- Extracurricular Activities: Highlighting involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership roles can strengthen an application.
- Bachelor’s Degree: Applicants for graduate programs typically need to hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
- Transcripts: Submission of official transcripts from all institutions previously attended is usually required.
- Standardized Test Scores: Some graduate programs may require GRE or GMAT scores. However, requirements vary by program, and some may have test-optional policies.
- Letters of Recommendation: Submission of letters of recommendation, typically from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic or professional qualifications.
- Statement of Purpose or Personal Statement: Many graduate programs require a statement of purpose outlining the applicant’s academic and career goals.
- Interviews: Depending on the program, applicants may be invited for an interview as part of the admission process.
English Proficiency: For international students or non-native English speakers, demonstrating English proficiency is typically required. SLU commonly accepts results from standardized English proficiency tests such as IELTS, Duolingo English Test, or PTE.