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SLU Quick Facts (2017)

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 2017 quick facts listed below and for prior years. (Updated 10/20/17)

Statistics for Fall 2017 as of October 1

Student Enrollments Headcount FTE*
Overall Enrollment 2,496 2,444.3
    Undergraduate 2,417 2,389.3
    Graduate 79 55.0
Fall Freshman Class
Applicants 5,866  
Acceptance Rate 48.3%  
Yield 24.6%  
Matriculants 698  
Early Decision 34.4%  
Undergraduates by Gender Headcount Percent
Male 1,070 44.3%
Female 1,347 55.7%
Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
by Race/Ethnicity
Headcount Percent  
US Hispanic/Latino 118 5.0%  
US Black 78 3.3%  
US Asian 33 1.4%  
US Native American/American Indian 4 0.2%  
US Nat Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0.0%  
US Multiracial/Other Minority 52 2.2%  
Subtotal, US students of color 285 12.0%  
US White 1,856 78.2%  
US, unknown 18 0.8%  
Non-resident Alien 214 9.0%  
Total, Undergrad Degree-Seeking 2,373 100.0%  
Degrees Conferred (2016-2017) Degrees    
Bachelor's 574    
    Double/Triple/Combined Majors 44%    
Master’s 33    
Certificate of Advanced Studies 3    
Placement Rate (7-9 months out) Class 2016    
Total Placement Rate 97.1%    
    Primarily Postbacc. Education 19.1%    
    Primarily Employed 78.0%    
Most Popular Majors at Graduation Percent of Students  
Economics 20.7%    
Business in the Liberal Arts 18.3%    
Psychology 10.6%    
Government 10.3%    
Biology 9.7%    
1-yr Retention (Persistence) Rate Fall 2016 Cohort  
Freshmen Returning Sophomore Year 92.0%    
Cohort Graduation Rates (entering term) 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Fall 2010 80.8% 83.3% 83.6%
Fall 2011 82.5% 84.9% 85.4%
Fall 2012 76.3% 81.4%  
Fall 2013 79.2%    
Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)  
Comprehensive Fee $66,646    
    Tuition & Fees $52,990    
    Room & Board $13,656    
Financial Aid Profile (2017-2018)  
Undergraduates Receiving Aid 99.2%    
Undergraduates Receiving SLU Gift Aid 97.7%    
Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants 20.4%    
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study) $39,764    
Faculty  
FTE* Faculty 197.5    
Total Faculty 217    
    Full-time 175    
    Part-time /Lecturer /Adjunct/Phased retirements 42    
Faculty with PhD/Highest Terminal Degree 99%    
Faculty of Color (FT+PT) 16%    
   
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 11:1    
Avg. class size (median) 16    
Student Life  
Living on campus 98%    
Fraternity/Sorority (upperclass) coming soon    
Involved in Intercolleagiate Athletics 32%    
# Clubs & organizations 100-110    
Information Technology  
Students bringing PC to campus coming soon    
# PCs for public and acad. purposes coming soon    
Endowment Fund 30-Jun-17    
Endowment Market Value, EOY $295,884,037  
Alumni FY 16-17    
Alumni giving rate (as % solicited) 26%    
Total voluntary support $18,194,257    

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent