Saint Louis University

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The Saint Louis University (also known as SLU) is a private university in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. With 13,785 students, it is the fourth largest Jesuit university in the United States. She is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of the five best Catholic universities in the United States.


The Saint Louis University was founded in 1818 as Saint Louis Academy, making it the oldest Jesuit high school west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the USA. At the Saint Louis University, the first doctor of medicine west of the Mississippi was awarded. Since 1943 African Americans were admitted to the program.


The sports teams are called the SLU Billikens. Since 2005, the university is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Famous people


  • Edward Adelbert Doisy - Nobel Laureate Medicine / Physiology in 1943
  • Walter J. Ong, S. J. (also graduate: MA 1941) - clergyman, literature and media theorist.
  • Kurt Schuschnigg, Chancellor of Austria 1934-1938 with dictatorial powers, worked at the University from 1948 to 1967 as Professor of Political Science


  • Enrique Bolaños Geyer (BA 1962) - President of Nicaragua from 2002 to 2007
  • Mark Demling - Soccer Player
  • Vedad Ibišević - Soccer Player
  • Andreas Katsulas (BA ) - Actor in The Fugitive and Babylon 5
  • Gene Kranz ( B. S. 1954) - NASA flight director
  • Ed Macauley (1949 ) - NBA players
  • Brian McBride - Football Player