Saint Louis University

A gateway to transformative education

Saint Louis University is a top-ranked university in the US that transcends traditional teaching to encourage students to learn and think in new ways.

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Saint Louis University is a private institution with a legacy of research-focused teaching and learning spanning more than 200 years. SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is also the No. 48 best value school in the US and No. 103 best national university, according to U.S. News & World Report 2021.

As one of just 14 Catholic universities with a high or very high research activity classification from the Carnegie Foundation, SLU offers academic excellence in addition to a strong sense of service. The university is ranked the No. 2 most engaged in community service and No. 10 best school for making an impact in the US by Princeton Review 2021.

Located in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri, SLU offers an urban campus location with excellent access to experiential opportunities. In fact, St. Louis has been named the No. 1 best city to launch a career in by LinkedIn 2020. SLU is located steps from the city’s Grand Center Arts District, offering students easy access to entertainment ranging from the world-class St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to contemporary art exhibits. Over the past 25 years, SLU has invested more than $850 million in its campus.

SLU is home to more than 12,000 students and over 800 international students representing 72 nationalities.

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The INTO SLU Center

INTO Saint Louis University (INTO SLU) is located on campus and provides students with a range of academic and cultural support services.

  • English Language Center, where students can participate in tutoring sessions and practice speaking English with conversation partners.
  • A team of academic faculty and staff offering enhanced student advising and career services to support career planning, preparation and employment.
  • 100% of INTO SLU Pathway students were eligible to progress to degree programs in 2019-2020, 99% of whom enrolled.
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Programs

INTO offers students several routes to admission into SLU, including direct admission into over 90 undergraduate, graduate and SLU-Madrid programs. At the same time, INTO SLU offers flexible admission into International Year One, Undergraduate Transfer Program and Graduate Pathways that prepare students for success in their degree.

Saint Louis University is highly regarded for programs in business, engineering, medicine and health and law. Top-ranked degree programs at SLU include 13 undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top 50 nationally in the US by U.S. News & World Report 2021, including four business programs ranked top 20 in the US.

INTO SLU Programs:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees: Students who meet academic and English requirements for their desired undergraduate or graduate degree program can apply directly to the university program.
  • International Year One (IYO): Students can earn credits toward their degree even if they don’t meet academic and English requirements for their chosen undergraduate degree program.
  • Undergraduate Transfer Program: A customized program allowing students to transfer credits and apply them toward their degree.
  • Graduate Pathway: Provides a direct path to various degree programs, offering academic foundation, essential language skills, and GMAT/GRE test preparation.
  • Academic English: An intensive program offering students rapid progress in preparation for an academic degree.
  • INTO Online English for Academic Success: An intensive online program offering students rapid progress in preparation for an academic degree.

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Career outcomes

  • 92% of recent SLU alumni are satisfied with their post-graduation path.
  • 57% participated in an internship while at SLU.
  • 619 employers from across the US recruited SLU students last year.
  • No. 1 best city to launch a career, LinkedIn 2020
  • Top 10 best city for jobs, Glassdoor 2020
  • 14 Fortune 1000 company headquarters in St. Louis, Fortune 2021
  • Top 10 best city for new college grads, SmartAsset 2020
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Contact the center

INTO Saint Louis University
3721 Laclede Avenue
Beracha Hall, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63108
USA

T: +1 314 977 3926
E: INTOadmissions@slu.edu

Center leadership

Tim Hercules

Tim Hercules

Executive Director, INTO Saint Louis University
Tim Hercules

Tim Hercules

Executive Director, INTO Saint Louis University

Mr. Hercules serves as the founding Executive Director for INTO Saint Louis University and joined the organization in 2015.

In his role, Tim is the chief administer of the joint venture striving to drive results for Saint Louis University and INTO University Partnerships. Tim enjoys engaging with global partners, students and families to share more about the teaching, research, health care and service opportunities at Saint Louis University.

Prior to joining INTO SLU, Tim served within the enrolment management division at Saint Louis University. Tim began his higher education career in Student Financial Services and then became SLU’s Director of International Services and Student Educational Services. Before joining SLU, Tim worked for one of the top corporate travel companies managing all aspects of incentive and business meeting travel needs for Fortune 500 companies. A true Billiken at heart, Tim earned his undergraduate degree, Master of International Business, and J.D. at SLU. During his undergraduate studies at SLU he studied abroad at the SLU-Madrid campus.

A native Saint Louisan, Tim enjoys sharing his knowledge and local tips with students and visitors. From all the free activities St. Louis has to the best local restaurants – he is a true local insider. At the same time, Tim’s international experience has given him a global perspective and appreciation for international travel, culture and education.

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