Saint Louis University

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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.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate Admission:

  1. High School Diploma or Equivalent: Typically, applicants are required to have completed a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification.
  2. Transcripts: Submission of official high school transcripts with details of coursework and grades is usually required.
  3. 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.
  4. Letters of Recommendation: Some programs or honors colleges within SLU may request letters of recommendation.
  5. 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.
  6. Extracurricular Activities: Highlighting involvement in extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership roles can strengthen an application.

Graduate Admission:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree: Applicants for graduate programs typically need to hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution.
  2. Transcripts: Submission of official transcripts from all institutions previously attended is usually required.
  3. Standardized Test Scores: Some graduate programs may require GRE or GMAT scores. However, requirements vary by program, and some may have test-optional policies.
  4. Letters of Recommendation: Submission of letters of recommendation, typically from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic or professional qualifications.
  5. Statement of Purpose or Personal Statement: Many graduate programs require a statement of purpose outlining the applicant’s academic and career goals.
  6. 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.

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1 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103 USA

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Industrial Connection
  1. Career Services: SLU’s Career Services department collaborates with various industries to facilitate internships, co-op programs, and job placements for students. They often organize career fairs, networking events, and employer engagement activities to connect students with potential employers.
  2. Industry Advisory Boards: Some academic departments at SLU may have industry advisory boards comprising professionals and experts from relevant fields. These boards provide guidance on curriculum development, industry trends, and ensure that academic programs align with the needs of the job market.
  3. Internship and Co-op Programs: SLU encourages students to participate in internships and cooperative education (co-op) programs, establishing partnerships with businesses and organizations in various industries. These programs allow students to gain practical experience and build connections within their chosen fields.
  4. Research Collaborations: SLU engages in research collaborations with industries and organizations, particularly in fields such as science, engineering, health sciences, and business. These collaborations contribute to advancements in research and offer students opportunities to participate in cutting-edge projects.
  5. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiatives: SLU supports entrepreneurship and innovation through initiatives that connect students with industry professionals, startup communities, and business mentors. Programs and centers focused on innovation contribute to the development of a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  6. Alumni Network: SLU’s alumni network serves as a valuable resource for students seeking connections in various industries. Alumni often contribute to mentorship programs, offer career advice, and facilitate networking opportunities.
  7. Community Engagement: SLU emphasizes community engagement and service, creating connections between students and the local community. This involvement often extends to partnerships with local businesses and organizations, fostering collaboration and mutual benefit.
  8. Partnerships in Health Sciences: Given SLU’s strong emphasis on health sciences, the university has connections with healthcare institutions, medical centers, and industry partners. These partnerships provide students in health-related programs with clinical experiences and exposure to the healthcare industry.
Work Opportunities
  1. On-Campus Employment: SLU provides on-campus jobs for students, including positions in administrative offices, libraries, research centers, and other departments. These opportunities allow students to work conveniently within the university community.
  2. Federal Work-Study Program: Eligible students may participate in the Federal Work-Study Program, a federally funded initiative that provides part-time employment opportunities, often related to the student’s course of study or community service.
  3. Internships and Co-op Programs: SLU encourages students to engage in internships and cooperative education programs that provide hands-on experience in their chosen fields. The university collaborates with businesses and organizations to facilitate these opportunities.
  4. Research Assistant Positions: Students interested in research may have the chance to work as research assistants on faculty-led projects. This allows them to contribute to ongoing research initiatives within their academic departments.
  5. Teaching Assistant Positions: Graduate students, in particular, may have the opportunity to work as teaching assistants, supporting faculty in teaching courses, grading assignments, and providing academic assistance.
  6. Career Services: SLU’s Career Services department assists students in finding internships, part-time jobs, and full-time employment. They organize career fairs, workshops, and networking events, connecting students with potential employers.
  7. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Opportunities: SLU fosters entrepreneurship and innovation through initiatives that connect students with startup communities, industry leaders, and business mentors. This includes programs and events that promote innovation and business development.
  8. Clinical Placements (Health Sciences): Students in health sciences programs often have opportunities for clinical placements in healthcare institutions, providing hands-on experience in a clinical setting.
  9. Community Service and Volunteer Opportunities: SLU emphasizes community service, and students can find opportunities to engage in volunteer work and community service projects, contributing to the local community.
  10. Part-Time Jobs in the Community: Students can explore part-time job opportunities in the local community, gaining work experience while connecting with businesses and organizations outside the university.

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