St. Louis University (SLU) is a medium-sized Jesuit college located right in the center of one of the Midwest’s coolest cities. Though the school offers resources to Catholic students – daily mass, retreats, mission trips, and a school Prayer book – students rarely encounter the school’s religious affiliation unless they seek things out. This University is known for their competitive programs, particularly in Nursing, Business, Physical Therapy, and Public Health. SLU’s classes are medium-sized, getting smaller the higher your classes go.
SLU Greek Life is a big deal on campus, as 20% of students are involved in either a sorority or fraternity. Sororities and fraternities enjoy living comfortably off campus and cite this lifestyle as a great way to make friends and network. They also throw many parties and events throughout the year. The apartments around campus are bumpin’ with parties on weekends. You also have plenty of amazing restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues at your disposal. Not big on partying? There’s always a social event happening on campus!
Sports are a huge part of undergrad life at SLU. The St. Louis Billikens teams fall into the NCAA Division I. Though some teams attract far more excitement from the students than others – namely basketball – many of the other teams are also highly competitive. Unfortunately, if you’re into football then you’re out of luck. SLU has no football team.