Saint Louis University
Missouri - United States
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are more than 13,500 strong, seeking to mold their lives into something stronger.
The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.
In SLU's classrooms, ethics, spirituality and compassion are fundamental, no matter what the subject. More than 80 of SLU's courses integrate service into academics. And this spirit pervades campus; SLU students, faculty and staff provide more than a million service hours each year.
In addition, Saint Louis University is a major catalyst for urban renewal in the heart of a remarkable city. The University has funded more than $850 million in campus improvements and expansions during the past 25 years. And its annual economic impact on the region exceeds $715 million.
Founded in 1818, SLU was the first university west of the Mississippi River. As it approaches 200 years, Saint Louis University is going boldly forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.
The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research, health care and service to the community. It is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God's creation and for the discovery, dissemination and integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, this pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.
In support of its mission, the University:
Encourages and supports innovative scholarship and effective teaching in all fields of the arts; the humanities; the natural, health and medical sciences; the social sciences; the law; business; aviation; and technology.
Creates an academic environment that values and promotes free, active and original intellectual inquiry among its faculty and students.
Fosters programs that link University resources to local, national and international communities in collaborative efforts to alleviate ignorance, poverty, injustice and hunger; extend compassionate care to the ill and needy; and maintain and improve the quality of life for all persons.
Strives continuously to seek means to build upon its Catholic, Jesuit identity and to promote activities that apply its intellectual and ethical heritage to work for the good of society as a whole.
Welcomes students, faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and beliefs and creates a sense of community that facilitates their development as men and women for others.
Nurtures within its community an understanding of and commitment to the promotion of faith and justice in the spirit of the Gospels.
Wisely allocates its resources to maintain efficiency and effectiveness in attaining its mission and goals.
African American Studies
Asian Studies Minor
Catholic Studies Minor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Creative and Professional Writing Minor
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Education (Without Certification)
Elementary Education with Special Education for Mild/Moderate Disabilities
Film Studies Minor
Foreign Service Minor
Global and Local Social Justice Minor
Greek and Latin Languages and Literature
Health Care Ethics
Health Information Management
Human Resources Management
Information Technology Management
Investigative and Medical Sciences
Latin American Studies
Leadership and Change Management
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle School Education
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nutrition and Dietetics
Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Philosophy and Letters
Political Journalism Minor
Russian and East European Studies Minor
Urban Poverty Studies Minor
Women's and Gender Studies
- 550 on the paper-based TOEFL (PBT)
- 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (IBT)
- 6.5 on the IELTS
- 54 on the PTE
- 600 on the Critical reading portion of the SAT
- 25 on the English portion of the ACT
- successful completion of a college-level English class at a U.S. college or university (not an ESL class)