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SLU Quick Facts (2018)

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 2018 quick facts listed below and for prior years. (Updated 11/26/18)

Statistics for Fall 2018 as of October 1

Student Enrollments Headcount FTE*
Overall Enrollment 2,487 2,478.9
    Undergraduate 2,441

2,418.9

    Graduate 81 60.0
Fall Freshman Class
Applicants 6,458  
Acceptance Rate 46.1%  
Yield 21.6%  
Matriculants 643  
Early Decision 36.1%  
Undergraduates by Gender Headcount Percent
Male 1,081 45%
Female 1,326 55%
Degree-Seeking Undergraduates
by Race/Ethnicity
Headcount Percent  
US Hispanic/Latino 116 4.8%  
US Black 81 3.4%  
US Asian 34 1.4%  
US Native American/American Indian 3 0.1%  
US Nat Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0.0%  
US Multiracial/Other Minority 50 2.1%  
Subtotal, US students of color 284 11.8%  
US White 1,888 78.5%  
US, unknown 17 0.7%  
Non-resident Alien 217 9.0%  
Total, Undergrad Degree-Seeking 2,406 100.0%  
Degrees Conferred (2017-2018) Degrees    
Bachelor's 512    
    Double/Triple/Combined Majors 45%    
Master’s 25    
Certificate of Advanced Studies 5    
Placement Rate (7-9 months out) Class 2017    
Total Placement Rate 96.6%    
    Primarily Postbacc. Education 19.6%    
    Primarily Employed 77.0%    
Most Popular Majors at Graduation Percent of Students  
Economics 25.6%    
Business in the Liberal Arts 20.9%    
Psychology 11.5%    
Government 11.5%    
Biology 9.0%    
1-yr Retention (Persistence) Rate Fall 2017 Cohort  
Freshmen Returning Sophomore Year 88.6%    
Cohort Graduation Rates (entering term) 4-Year 5-Year 6-Year
Fall 2011 82.5% 84.9% 85.4%
Fall 2012 76.3% 81.4% 81.7%
Fall 2013 79.3% 83.6%  
Fall 2014 75.3%    
Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)  
Comprehensive Fee $68,980    
    Tuition & Fees $54,846    
    Room & Board $14,134    
Financial Aid Profile (2018-2019)  
Undergraduates Receiving Aid 99.3%    
Undergraduates Receiving SLU Gift Aid 97.8%    
Undergraduates Receiving Pell Grants 20.9%    
Average Aid Package (grants, loans, work-study) $40,728    
Faculty  
FTE* Faculty Coming 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 campus 98%    
Fraternity/Sorority (upperclass) 21%    
Involved in Intercolleagiate Athletics 57%    
# Clubs & organizations 126    
Information Technology  
Students bringing PC to campus Coming soon    
# PCs for public and acad. purposes      
Endowment Fund 30-Jun-18    
Endowment Market Value, EOY $305,688,519  
Alumni FY 17-18    
Alumni giving rate (as % solicited) 28%    
Total voluntary support $21,442,442    

*FTE = Full Time Equivalent