Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University is a private Roman Catholic university in Saint Louis, Missouri. The university was founded in 1818 as the Saint Louis Academy, making it the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is a member of the 28-institution Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and offers about 100 undergrad programs and 80 graduate-level programs. The campus includes 131 buildings spread across 235 acres. In the middle of the campus stands the Clock Tower, which was constructed in 1993. SLU is also the first American university to establish a campus in a European country, with the opening of a campus in Madrid, Spain.
The SLU School of Nursing offers eight different CCNE-accredited nursing programs, including three paths to earning a BSN. The BSN programs include the traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. Graduate programs include MSN, RN to MSN, accelerated MSN, DNP, and PhD programs. The BSN programs include practice labs to simulate real life medical situations. During the spring semester of the sophomore year, students begin placements at clinics in the area to receive clinical experience. In 2017, the BSN graduates had an NCLEX-RN pass rate of 94.4%, which is about seven percentage points higher than the national average.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students14,581|
|Student to Faculty Ratio9:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||8|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1916 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
04/15/2005 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
04/15/2005 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1170 to 1390|
|ACT||25 to 31|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Required|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,450/credit|
|In State Students||$1,450/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,450/credit|
|In District Students||$1,100/credit|
|In State Students||$1,100/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,100/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Saint Louis University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$7,267|
|State Grant & Scholarships||18%||$2,702|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||92%||$22,941|
|Federal Student Loans||52%||$5,382|
$31,718Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$18,378|
|$30,001 to $48,000$19,658|
|$48,001 to $75,000$23,180|
|$75,001 to $110,000$27,305|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing.