About Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 13,000 strong, seeking to mold their lives into something stronger.
The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.
In SLU's classrooms, ethics, spirituality and compassion are fundamental, no matter what the subject. More than 80 of SLU's courses integrate service into academics. And this spirit pervades campus; SLU students, faculty and staff provide more than a million service hours each year.
In addition, Saint Louis University is a major catalyst for urban renewal in the heart of a remarkable city. The University has funded more than $850 million in campus improvements and expansions during the past 25 years. And its annual economic impact on the region exceeds $715 million.
The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research, health care and service to the community. It is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God's creation and for the discovery, dissemination and integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, this pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.