Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO 63103

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 LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio9:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate91%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. Masters degrees (MSN, RN to MSN)
  3. Accelerated MSN
  4. Doctoral degrees (DNP, PhD)
  5. Accelerated BSN
  6. RN to BSN
  7. Family Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Certificate 16
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Certificate 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 206
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 103
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 1
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing Post-master's certificate 5
Critical Care Nursing Post-master's certificate 3
Nursing Practice Post-master's certificate 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 3
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 6

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Saint Louis University

Barnes-Jewish College Goldfarb School of Nursing
1.47 miles away
Webster University
6.88 miles away
Maryville University of Saint Louis
14.66 miles away
Lindenwood University
17.9 miles away
McKendree University
22.68 miles away
MacMurray College
75.52 miles away
St. John's College-Department of Nursing
86.73 miles away
Hannibal-LaGrange University
97.71 miles away
Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences
98.95 miles away
Millikin University
107.07 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
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

Admission to School


Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading540 to 660
SAT: Math570 to 670
ACT Composite25 to 31
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations 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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$21,970
30k to 48k$23,085
48k to 75k$25,110
75k to 110k$28,875
Over 110k$33,849
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,400.00 $1,400.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $1,075.00 $1,075.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program

New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program aims to ease the nation’s nursing shortage by attracting new students into the profession of nursing while enhancing efforts to recruit [...]

Annette McClanahan Harrison Endowed Nursing Scholarship

An endowed scholarship was set up to be awarded to full time undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. Recipients must have demonstrated financial [...]

Betty Crim Endowed Nursing Scholarship

The scholarship gives annual awards for undergraduate students attending the University of Missouri-Columbia full-time, majoring in Nursing. Applicants must have demonstrated financial need. [...]

Bill and Mary Russell Healthcare Scholarship

This scholarship is for residents of the Heartland Foundation service region, which includes the following counties: In Missouri - Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Clay, [...]

Marsha’s Angels Scholarship Fund

Applicants who are residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas or one of the surrounding counties may attend an accredited nursing program anywhere in the U.S.; applicants from any other state in [...]

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Data source: (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Missouri state board of nursing
Saint Louis University
One North Grand Blvd
Saint Louis, MO 63103

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