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Saint Louis University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

Saint Louis University has a total enrolment of 13,000 students from all over the world. It offers almost 90 undergraduate programs and more than 100 graduate courses. Around 7% of students are from more than 75 countries outside the United States.

  • Admission rate every year is approximately 64%.
  • Students can apply via the online link available on the university website or through a paper application (for freshman application only).
  • Applications can be made for the fall, summer and spring semester.
  • SAT or ACT scores are needed to apply as freshmen. GRE or GMAT scores are required for graduate courses.
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores are accepted for English Language Proficiency.


Application PortalUniversity admissions portal
Application FeeUG: Online Application- free
25 USD – Paper Application
PG: 55 – 100 USD
Acceptance Rate64%
Average SAT Score1390
Average ACT Score30
Mode of PaymentCheck/Money Order/Credit Card
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SessionsSummer, Fall, and Spring
Work Experience3 years in a relevant field (for professional studies)
Financial AidsScholarships, Work-Study, Grants
International Admission ContactPhone - +1314-977-2500, 1800-758-3678,
Email - or (for pathway programs)

Saint Louis University Admission Deadlines

Applicants to Saint Louis University can apply for the Spring, Summer or Fall Semester. Application deadline for Graduate courses can differ based on the program.

FreshmanDecember 1
FallSeptember 8
SpringJanuary 26

For freshman students who miss the deadline for the application can apply through the Rolling Admission Policy of the university which lets them avail a longer window. Rolling Admission starts from November 1. In Rolling Admission, applications are reviewed on arrival.

Saint Louis University International Student Admissions

The basic admission requirements for freshmen are the same for domestic and international students. International students need to meet some additional criteria for English Proficiency Requirement. They should also contact international admission councilors from the university to help them with I-20 for getting an F-1 student visa.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All official transcripts in original and translated in English for secondary education and entire school work.
  • SAT/ACT scores for undergraduate applicants.
  • GRE/GMAT score depending on the program for Graduate Applicants.
  • Proof of English Proficiency – TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores.
  • Resume and letters of recommendation (not mandatory but encouraged).
  • An admission interview is also encouraged.
  • Proof of financial support.

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students

The minimum English language test scores are mentioned below:

TestMinimum Score
TOEFL550 (paper-based)
80 (internet-based)
SAT (reading/writing portion)540
ACT (English portion)21

Saint Louis University Undergraduate Admissions

Saint Louis offers 90 undergraduate programs. Students can apply for the courses through the online portal, paper application, and common application process. International students applying for the first time have to apply online and write an essay.

Where to apply: University UG admissions portal, Common Application portal, PDF form (offline).

Application Fee – Online application is free of charge. 25 USD has to be paid for the paper application.

Admission Requirements

  • All official transcripts for secondary education and their English versions.
  • SAT/ACT score sent directly.
    • ACT code – 2352, Score: 30
    • SAT code – 6629, Score: 1390
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 or above students.
  • Proof of English language proficiency for international applicants – IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores.
  • Letters of recommendation and resume of activities for international applicants. (Preferred).
  • Proof of financial support (international applicants).

Saint Louis University Graduate Admissions

Saint Louis University offers more than 100 graduate programs including dual-degree programs. The admission criteria for each program can differ. International students should meet the English language requirements. Students can apply online.

CourseApplication modeApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsEnglish Language Requirement
M.S. EngineeringUniversity PG admissions PortalSummer: May 1;
Fall: Jul 1;
Spring: Nov 1
$65GRE score – 650 (old)/ 150 (new grading);
GPA of 3.0;
4-years undergraduate degree
TOEFL – 550 (PBT)/80 (iBT);
IELTS – 6.5; PTE – 54;
MBA (Evening/1 year)University PG admissions portalFall: Jul 15;
Spring: Dec 1;
Summer: Apr 1.
$65GMAT score - 590/GRE score of 150-153 on each section;
GPA of 4.0
TOEFL score 88;
IELTS score 6.5
Health Data Sciences, M.SUniversity PG admissions portalRolling Admission$65Academic records;
Professional statement;
Proof of financial support.
TOEFL – 550 (PBT)/80 (iBT);
IELTS – 6.5;
PTE – 54;
Computer Science, M.SUniversity PG admissions portalMarch 1 for Assistantship OR Summer: May 1;
Fall: Jul 1;
Spring: Nov 1
Online and $65UG degree; GPA- 3.00;
GRE scores;
Proof of financial support;
Statement of Professional Goals.
TOEFL – 550 (PBT)/80 (iBT);
IELTS – 6.5.
Health Law, LLMUniversity PG admissions portalMid-Dec, extended till March 2020Online and $65J.D degree;
Academic records,
Professional statement
TOEFL – 550 (PBT)/80 (iBT);
IELTS – 6.5;
PTE – 54;
Chemistry, M.SUniversity PG admissions portalSummer and Fall semester – January 15;
Spring semester – October 1.
Professional statement;
TOEFL – 550 (PBT)/80 (iBT);
IELTS – 6.5;
PTE – 54;
Nursing, M.S (Clinical Nurse Leader)University PG admissions portalSpring – January 1;
Fall – June 1.
$65Baccalaureate degree in Nursing;
GPA of 3.2;
nursing license;
Academic records;
Professional statement.
TOEFL – 550 (PBT)/80 (iBT);
IELTS – 6.5;
PTE – 54;

As the admission decisions are taken on a rolling basis, students are suggested to apply by December 1. The admission decision is made by the university within 7-10 days. The acceptance mail sent to the applicant includes the instruction about the post admissions process.

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