Saint Louis University-Main Campus (SLU)

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SLU can be found in Saint Louis, MO, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 14,000 students enrolled per year at SLU.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at SLU. A score within the range of 1170 to 1380 on the SAT exam, or 25 to 30 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Saint Louis University-Main Campus (SLU) average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.64 for accepted students. SLU has an acceptance rate of about 58 percent with 21 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Saint Louis University-Main Campus (SLU) acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 56%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Louis University-Main Campus (SLU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Louis University-Main Campus was reported as 58.3% in Fall 2020 with over 15,600 college applications submitted to SLU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SLU ACT Scores: 25 - 30
  • SLU Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Louis University-Main Campus?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Saint Louis University-Main Campus is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Louis University-Main Campus has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.7%
  • 2017-2018: 64.4%
  • 2018-2019: 57.5%
  • 2019-2020: 58.3%
  • Projected SLU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 55.8%

How Does Saint Louis University-Main Campus (SLU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Louis University-Main Campus is three percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Washington University in St Louis13.9%
University of Missouri-St Louis73.0%
Webster University56.9%
Missouri Baptist University61.0%
Maryville University of Saint Louis82.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Louis University-Main Campus (SLU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 680
Math580 - 700
Total Score1170 - 1380
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 33
Math24 - 29
Composite Score25 - 30
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