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"In a highly selective admissions process such as ours, SLUH candidates are recognized for the rigor and quality of their Jesuit education. Their preparation for college really is a cut above the norm."
- John Mahoney, Director of Admissions, Boston College 

The following profile accompanies a student's transcript to assist colleges in reviewing his application for admission. It contains information about SLUH's academic curriculum, grading system, standardized test scores, and college matriculation data.

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  • Founded in 1818 as a Latin school for boys, St. Louis University High School is the oldest private Catholic high school west of the Mississippi River
  • SLUH is ranked in the top seven percent of schools in the nation for highest composite ACT score
  • All seniors at SLUH perform 120 hours of community service outside of school during the month of January
  • In addition to academic excellence, SLUH enjoys a rich tradition of athletic success, a strong commitment to the arts and a dedication to the development of faith based on serving others
St. Louis University High


  • Operated by the Jesuits as a college prep high school for boys
  • Grades 9-12
  • Total Enrollment: 1,100
  • Senior Class of 2015: 270
  • Average class size: 21
  • Student/teacher ratio: 12:1
  • 2015-16 Tuition: $16,000
  • 2015-16 Financial Aid: $3,400,000


  • Enrollment limited to approximately 280 entering freshmen
  • Admissions based on a student's ability to succeed regardless of his family's economic circumstances


  • Teachers 87
  • Counselors 5
  • Administrators 5
  • Librarians 2
  • Total 99
  • Advanced degrees 90
  • Lay people 94
  • Jesuits 6


  • Located in the cultural/educational corridor of St. Louis adjacent to Forest Park, St. Louis Science Center, Zoological Park and the History Museum
  • Student body drawn from 96 Catholic elementary schools and public junior high schools, and from 85 zip codes in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on both sides of the river

Financial Aid

  • 40 percent of students receive need-based financial assistance


  • Jesuit Schools Network of North America
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • North Central Association

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