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SLU Quick Facts (2019)

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 2019 quick facts listed below and for prior years. (Updated 11/15/19)

Statistics for Fall 2019 as of October 1

Student EnrollmentsHeadcountFTE*
Overall Enrollment2,4342,402.9
Undergraduate2,3922,372.9
Graduate4230.0
Fall Freshman Class
Applicants6,998 
Acceptance Rate42.4% 
Yield20.4% 
Matriculants606 
Early Decision33.0% 
Undergraduates by GenderHeadcountPercent
Male1,08045%
Female1,31255%
Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
by Race/Ethnicity
HeadcountPercent 
US Hispanic/Latino1245.3% 
US Black923.9% 
US Asian391.7% 
US Native American/American Indian50.2% 
US Nat Hawaiian/Pacific Islander00.0% 
US Multiracial/Other Minority411.7% 
Subtotal, US students of color30112.8% 
US White1,81777.0% 
US, unknown170.7% 
Non-resident Alien2259.5% 
Total, Undergrad Degree-Seeking2,360100.0% 
Degrees Conferred (2018-2019)Degrees  
Bachelor's573  
Double/Triple/Combined Majors44%  
Master’s30  
Certificate of Advanced Studies12  
Placement Rate (7-9 months out)Class 2018  
Total Placement Rate95.4%  
Primarily Postbacc. Education15.9%  
Primarily Employed79.5%  
Most Popular Majors at GraduationPercent of Students 
Economics20.2%  
Business in the Liberal Arts16.6%  
Psychology15.0%  
Biology12.7%  
Government10.6%  
1-yr Retention (Persistence) RateFall 2018 Cohort 
Freshmen Returning Sophomore Year90.5%  
Cohort Graduation Rates (entering term)4-Year5-Year6-Year
Fall 201276.3%81.4%81.7%
Fall 201379.3%83.6%84.1%
Fall 201475.3%79.5% 
Fall 201577.0%  
Tuition and Fees (2019-2020) 
Comprehensive Fee$71,395  
Tuition & Fees$56,765  
Room & Board$14,630  
Financial Aid Profile (2019-2020) 
Undergraduates Receiving Aid97.6%  
Undergraduates Receiving SLU Gift Aid96.1%  
Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants20.9%  
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study)$43,603  
Faculty 
FTE* FacultyComing soon  
Total Faculty   
Full-time   
Part-time /Lecturer /Adjunct/Phased retirements   
Faculty with PhD/Highest Terminal Degree   
Faculty of Color (FT+PT)   
  
Student-to-Faculty Ratio   
Avg. class size (median)17  
Student Life 
Living on campus98%  
Fraternity/Sorority (upperclass)20%  
Involved in Intercolleagiate Athletics31%  
# Clubs & organizations126  
Information Technology 
Students bringing PC to campus99%  
Endowment Fund30-Jun-19  
Endowment Market Value, EOY$315,660,579 
AlumniFY 18-19  
Alumni giving rate (as % solicited)26%  
Total voluntary support$29,565,930  

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent