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SLU Quick Facts (2020)

The "Quick Facts" are designed as a quick reference guide to the information contained in the most recent University "Master Statistics". This overview consists of the data that were collected from various university departments for that publication.

Refer to the "For more information" section to your right for a 1-page printable pdf document of the 2020quick facts listed below and for prior years. (Updated 3/24/21)

Statistics for Fall 2020 as of October 1

Student Enrollments Headcount FTE*
Overall Enrollment 2,319 2,287.1
Undergraduate 2,280 2,259.1
Graduate 39 28.0
Fall Freshman Class
Applicants 5,952  
Acceptance Rate 47.3%  
Yield 20.4%  
Matriculants 573  
Early Decision 35.8%  
Undergraduates by Gender Headcount Percent
Male 1,019 45%
Female 1,261 55%
Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
by Race/Ethnicity
Headcount Percent  
US Hispanic/Latino 137 6.1%  
US Black 82 3.6%  
US Asian 44 2.0%  
US Native American/American Indian 5 0.2%  
US Nat Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 0.0%  
US Multiracial/Other Minority 45 2.0%  
Subtotal, US students of color 301 12.8%  
US White 1,713 75.9%  
US, unknown 17 0.8%  
Non-resident Alien 212 9.4%  
Total, Undergrad Degree-Seeking 2,256 100.0%  
Degrees Conferred (2019-2020) Degrees    
Bachelor's 514    
Double/Triple/Combined Majors 47%    
Master’s 26    
Certificate of Advanced Studies 5    
Placement Rate (7-9 months out) Class 2019    
Total Placement Rate 93.7%    
Primarily Postbacc. Education 16.0%    
Primarily Employed 77.8%    
Most Popular Majors at Graduation Percent of Students  
Business in the Liberal Arts 18%    
Economics 17%    
Psychology 11%    
Biology 11%    
Performance and Communication Arts 11%    
1-yr Retention (Persistence) Rate Fall 2019 Cohort  
Freshmen Returning Sophomore Year 88.1%    
Cohort Graduation Rates (entering term) 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Fall 2013 79.5% 83.6% 84.1%
Fall 2014 76.1% 79.8% 80.0%
Fall 2015 77.0% 80.4%  
Fall 2016 80.0%    
Tuition and Fees (2020-2021)  
Comprehensive Fee $73,900    
Tuition & Fees $58,750    
Room & Board $15,150    
Financial Aid Profile (2020-2021)  
Undergraduates Receiving Aid 97.5%    
Undergraduates Receiving SLU Gift Aid 95.6%    
Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants 21.0%    
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study) $45,257    
Faculty  
FTE* Faculty 197.4    
Total Faculty  215    
Full-time  174    
Part-time /Lecturer /Adjunct/Phased retirements  41    
Faculty with PhD/Highest Terminal Degree  99%    
Faculty of Color (FT+PT)  198    
   
Student-to-Faculty Ratio  10:1    
Avg. class size (median) 16    
Student Life  
Living on campus 81%    
Fraternity/Sorority (upperclass) 18%    
Involved in Intercolleagiate Athletics 31%    
# Clubs & organizations ~140    
Information Technology  
Students bringing PC to campus 99%    
Endowment Fund 30-Jun-20    
Endowment Market Value, EOY $322,771,681  
Alumni FY 19-20    
Alumni giving rate (as % solicited) 20%    
Total voluntary support $28,309,722    

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent