Saint Louis University: Narrative Description

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221 North Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103-2097
Tel: (314)977-2222
Free: 800-758-3678
Admissions: (314)977-3415
Fax: (314)977-7136
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1818. Setting: 373-acre urban campus. Endowment: $705.8 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $13,828 per student. Total enrollment: 11,422. Faculty: 1,002 (620 full-time, 382 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 6,692 applied, 80% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 64% from top quarter, 87% from top half. 9 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 6,521 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 565 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 51 other countries, 51% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 52% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Washington University in St. Louis. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, secondary school report form, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $31,338 includes full-time tuition ($23,360), mandatory fees ($198), and college room and board ($7780). College room only: $4320. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $815 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $70 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 21% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Black Student Alliance, International Student Federation. Major annual events: Student Activities Fair, Spring Fever, Billiken World Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention program, bicycle patrols, pamphlets, posters, films. 3,442 college housing spaces available; 3,137 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Pius XII Memorial Library plus 2 others with 1.9 million books, 2.6 million microform titles, 13,999 serials, 195,126 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $9 million. 1,350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Washington University.

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