Class Profile

Profile for the Class of 2017
Applicants: 4,424
Accepted: 2,053 (46%)
Enrolled: 634 (31%)

Profile of Matriculants
349 or 55% are women
285 or 45% are men
74 or 11.7% are U.S. students of color
18 or 2.8% are dual citizens with the U.S., representing 11 nationalities
66 or 10.4% are international students representing 24 nationalities
229 or 36% are from New York State
337 or 53% come from 29 other states
68 or 11% live outside the U.S.

High School Activities
564 (89%) participated in athletics
533 (84%) were involved in community service or volunteer activities
438 (69%) held leadership positions
240 (38%) participated in academic clubs
234 (37%) participated in the arts
114 (18%) were involved in activities such as school newspaper, yearbook, literary magazine, etc.

Class Rank
(27 9students or 38% attended high schools that report class rank)
By Percentile (cumulative)
Top 10% 34%
Top 25% 71%
Top 50% 95%

By Quintile
Top 65%
2nd 24%
3rd 8%
4th 2%
5th 1%

High School Type
Public: 66.5%
Private/Parochial: 33.5%
Number of high schools represented: 417

Standardized Tests
Frequency Distribution of SAT I Scores for Matriculants
(59% of entering first-year students submitted test scores)
Middle 50% Math/Critical Reading/Writing: 1710–1930

Financial Aid
Total Aid Package (scholarships, grants and loans)
Number of recipients: 613 (or 97%)
Mean $33,155
Median $33,650

Merit Scholarships
Number of recipients: 548 (Of these 548, 258 students or 47% are also recipients of of need-based institutional grants.)
Mean $20,527
Median $20,000

Need-based SLU Grants
Number of recipients: 296 (Of these 296, 258 students or 87% are
also merit scholarship recipients.)
Mean $14,078
Median $12,597

Grant-in-Aid (full scholarships for Division I ice hockey student-athletes)
Number of recipients: 6

Legacy Grants (for students whose grandparent, parent, or sibling is a
graduate or current student)
Number of recipients: 102

Standardized Tests

Comparative Profile for Recent Classes

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Applicants 3192 4645 5419 4715 4900 4273 4067 4424
Admitted 1878 2030 1829 1848 1887 1854 1962 2053
Admit Rate 69% 44% 34% 39% 38.5% 43.4% 48.2% 46.4%
Matriculants 611 628 616 580 609 655 644 634
Yield 33% 31% 34% 31% 32.3% 35.3% 32.8% 30.9%
ED Matriculants 139 148 191 178 185 195 219 209
% of Class ED 23% 23% 31% 31% 30.4% 29.8% 34% 33%

High School Rank of Matriculants

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
First Quartile 67% 74% 74% 80% 78% 76% 76% 71%
Second Quartile 24% 22% 22% 16% 17% 19% 18% 24%
Third Quartile 7% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 6% 4%
Fourth Quartile 2% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1%

Testing Profile of Matriculants

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
% with SAT I 59% 55% 59% 56% 58% 60% 58% 59%
25th Percentile 1670 1710 1710 1720 1710 1750 1710 1710
75th Percentile 1890 1900 1910 1920 1950 1940 1920 1930
Median 1770 1810 1820 1813 1830 1840 1820 1815
Mean 1781 1798 1814 1811 1825 1840 1815 1811


*Submission of SAT/ACT became optional beginning with the Class of 2010.

Class of 2017 data accurate as of July 5, 2013
Final data used for classes 2008-2016