SLU Quick Facts

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 at the bottom of the page for a 1-page printable pdf document of the quick facts listed below and for prior years. (Updated 3/8/22)

Statistics for Fall 2021 as of October 1

Student Enrollments Headcount FTE*
Overall Enrollment 2,279 2,254.0
Undergraduate 2,247 2,229.6
Graduate 32 24.3
Fall First Year Class
Applicants 5,217
Acceptance Rate 56.5%
Yield 20.4%
Matriculants (enrl as of Oct. 1) 602
Early Decision 31.2%
Undergraduates by Gender Headcount Percent
Male 1,035 46%
Female 1,212 54%
Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
by Race/Ethnicity
Headcount Percent
US Hispanic/Latino 132 5.9%
US Black 72 3.2%
US Asian 46 2.1%
US Native American/American Indian 5 0.2%
US Nat Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 0.0%
US Multiracial/Other Minority 42 1.9%
Subtotal, US students of color 298 13.4%
US White 1,708 76.7%
US, unknown 17 0.8%
Non-resident Alien 204 9.2%
Total, Undergrad Degree-Seeking 2,227 100.0%
Degrees Conferred (2019-2020) Degrees
Bachelor's 532
Double/Triple/Combined Majors 48%
Master’s 22
Placement Rate (7-9 months out) Class 2020
Total Placement Rate 91.7%
Primarily Postbacc. Education 16.9%
Primarily Employed 74.8%
Most Popular Majors at Graduation Percent of Students
Economics 19%
Business in the Liberal Arts 17%
Psychology 14%
Government 14%
Biology 12%
1-yr Retention (Persistence) Rate Fall 2020 Cohort
Freshmen Returning Sophomore Year 88.4%
Cohort Graduation Rates (entering term) 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Fall 2014 76.1% 79.8% 80.0%
Fall 2015 77.4% 80.7% 81.9%
Fall 2016 80.1% 82.6%  
Fall 2017 71.0%    
Tuition and Fees (2021-2022)  
Comprehensive Fee $75,750
Tuition & Fees $60,220
Room & Board $15,530
Financial Aid Profile (2021-2022)  
Undergraduates Receiving Aid 95.7%
Undergraduates Receiving SLU Gift Aid 94.1%
Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants 21.3%
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study) $48,348
Faculty  
FTE* Faculty 187.9
Total Faculty  206
Full-time  167
Part-time /Lecturer /Adjunct/Phased retirements  39
Faculty with PhD/Highest Terminal Degree  99%
Faculty of Color (FT+PT)  18%
   
Student-to-Faculty Ratio  11:1
Avg. class size (median) 16
Student Life  
Living on campus 98%
Fraternity/Sorority (upper-class) 19%
Involved in Intercollegiate Athletics 31%
# Clubs & organizations ~140
Information Technology  
Students bringing PC to campus 99%
Endowment Fund 30-Jun-21
Endowment Market Value, EOY $405,077,133
Alumni FY 20-21
Alumni giving rate (as % solicited) 21%
Total voluntary support $24,917,364

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent

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