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 19,000 students enrolled per year at SLU.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at SLU. A score within the range of 1080 to 1320 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 64 percent with 19 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 2015 is going to be around 65%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Louis University-Main Campus (SLU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Louis University-Main Campus was reported as 64.4% in Fall 2013 with over 13,400 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 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

  • 2009-2010: 71.1%
  • 2010-2011: 71.6%
  • 2011-2012: 62.0%
  • 2012-2013: 64.4%
  • 2013-2014: 64.4%
  • Projected SLU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 65.3%

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 sixteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Washington University in St Louis15.6%
University of Missouri-St Louis74.2%
Webster University58.9%
Missouri Baptist University61.0%
Maryville University of Saint Louis76.1%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Louis University-Main Campus (SLU) (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English25 - 32
Math24 - 29
Composite Score25 - 30
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