Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. Rated among the nation’s top 100 research universities, SLU boasts more than 20 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 100 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Saint Louis University is a high-quality academic destination, attracting 973 international students from more than 70 countries around the world. Our rich diversity is what makes us who we are.
Just steps away from SLU, the Grand Center arts district of St. Louis is home to theaters, museums, restaurants and more. Here, you can watch a touring Broadway musical, listen to the world-class St. Louis Symphony Orchestra or enjoy a contemporary art exhibit.
Known as the “Gateway City,” St. Louis is rich in American history, symbolized by the giant stainless steel Gateway Arch, standing 192 meters high on the banks of the Mississippi River.
St. Louis claims a number of significant cultural gems, including the world famous Gateway Arch; Forest Park, which is larger than New York City’s Central Park and contains the city’s free zoo, art museum, science center and history museum; and City Museum, which combines art and fun through recycled architecture.
Regardless of your religious identity, you're encouraged to nurture your faith while attending SLU. Organized networks of campus ministries and houses of worship are easily accessible to all students. Service-learning initiatives are frequently hosted on campus. You will have the opportunity to participate, learn and engage to enhance your personal and social responsibility.
Want to get involved? There are plenty of options. The school’s club and intramural sports provide an opportunity for you to participate in fun, competitive events. The sport clubs compete against other colleges and universities across the nation. These clubs offer opportunities for all levels of experience to receive valuable leadership skills. Intramural sports give you a chance to explore new or untried recreational activities without so much pressure of competition. You have a chance to participate no matter what the level of ability.
SLU's campus is very safe and has its own full-service law enforcement agency on campus. Rave Messenger is SLU’s emergency notification system used to send messages about school closings and timely safety warnings to the university community via text, email and telephone call.
We have staff who can help ease your transition to the US. Whether you need to speak to someone in your native language, get a driver’s license or find a doctor, you can visit the INTO SLU front desk and we will help you.
No matter what you are craving, Saint Louis University and the surrounding neighborhoods offer up a variety of dining options. Choose from one of the 22 on-campus eateries or find a local restaurant that reminds you of home. Flex dollars come with all meal plans and are used to purchase non all-you-can-eat meals. You can also use Billiken Bucks — funds loaded onto a debit account plan — to use at select on- or off-campus vendors. Vegan, vegetarian, halal and gluten-free are available at most establishments.
At INTO Saint Louis University, you'll join a supportive international community committed to helping you segue into American university life while preparing for your degree studies. At SLU, you'll earn a degree from a top 100 university, joining students from all 50 states and 75 countries. You'll enjoy full access to all university resources and learn in small classes taught by university instructors. The best part of the Pathway Program: you'll earn academic credits towards your SLU degree.
At SLU, your education isn't limited to the classroom. As a first-year student, you can expect innovative programs to help your successful transition into the university. New students are grouped into Learning Communities, which provide creative academic support.
You will be encouraged to challenge your thinking and develop strong answers. As a major research institution, we are dedicated to teaching you how to think logically, argue pointedly and express yourself clearly. SLU is also one of only nine Catholic universities with a high or very-high research distinction. Throughout our university and surrounding communities, we have a shared value of supporting the common good. SLU created these values to encourage staff and students to adopt the highest standards of conduct for both personal and professional practice.
SLU is committed to helping talented and ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class US university. They award scholarships for their Pathway programs in amounts that are typically up to $16,000 per year per qualified student.
The Academic English program at INTO Saint Louis University prepares you for university study in the US. You will receive high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at SLU through development of: