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SLU Quick Facts (2016)

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. (Updated 11/22/16)

Statistics for Fall 2016 as of October 1, 2016

Student Enrollments Headcount FTE*
Overall Enrollment 2,464 2,415.3
    Undergraduate 2,377 2,354.0
    Graduate 87 61.3
Fall Freshman Class
Applicants 5,874  
Acceptance Rate 42.9%  
Yield 22.4%  
Matriculants 565  
Early Decision 36.6%  
Undergraduates by Gender Headcount Percent
Male 1,073 45.1%
Female 1,304 54.9%
Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
by Race/Ethnicity
Headcount Percent  
US Hispanic/Latino 105 4.5%  
US Black 75 3.2%  
US Asian 38 1.6%  
US Native American/American Indian 5 0.2%  
US Nat Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 1 0.0%  
US Multiracial/Other Minority 48 2.0%  
Subtotal, US students of color 272 11.6%  
US White 1,858 79.3%  
US, unknown 15 0.6%  
Non-resident Alien 199 8.5%  
Total, Undergrad Degree-Seeking 2,344 100.0%  
Degrees Conferred (2015-2016) Degrees    
Bachelor's 558    
    Double/Triple/Combined Majors 37%    
Master’s 28    
Certificate of Advanced Studies 4    
Placement Rate (7-9 months out) Class 2015    
Total Placement Rate 96.9%    
    Primarily Postbacc. Education 18.4%    
    Primarily Employed 78.4%    
Most Popular Majors at Graduation Percent of Students  
Economics 20.1%    
Psychology 12.4%    
Biology 10.8%    
Mathematics 9.7%    
Business in the Liberal Arts 9.1%    
1-yr Retention (Persistence) Rate Fall 2015 Cohort  
Freshmen Returning Sophomore Year 90.3%    
Cohort Graduation Rates (entering term) 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Fall 2009 82.2% 85.8% 86.7%
Fall 2010 80.8% 83.3%  83.6%
Fall 2011 82.5%  84.9%  
Fall 2012 76.1%    
Tuition and Fees (2016-2017)  
Comprehensive Fee $64,390    
    Tuition & Fees $51,200    
    Room & Board $13,190    
Financial Aid Profile (2016-2017)  
Undergraduates Receiving Aid 96.9%    
Undergraduates Receiving SLU Gift Aid 95.3%    
Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants 18.4%    
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study) $37,751    
Faculty  
FTE* Faculty 192.0    
Total Faculty 210    
    Full-time 176    
    Part-time /Lecturer /Adjunct/Phased retirements 34    
Faculty with PhD/Highest Terminal Degree 98%    
Faculty of Color (FT+PT) 17%    
   
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 11:1    
Avg. class size (median) 16    
Student Life  
Living on campus 99%    
Fraternity/Sorority (upperclass) 18%    
Involved in Intercolleagiate Athletics 31%    
# Clubs & organizations 100-110    
Information Technology  
Students bringing PC to campus 97%    
# PCs for public and acad. purposes 758    
Endowment Fund 30-Jun-16    
Endowment Market Value, EOY $267,593,470  
Alumni FY 15-16    
Alumni giving rate (as % solicited) 27%    
Total voluntary support $18,862,885    

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent