Saint Louis University (St. Louis)

Address

Saint Louis University / Office of Admissions / 1402 S. Grand Blvd. C130 / St. Louis, Missouri USA 63104

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
64
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1836
US News Rank - Research
74
US News Rank - Primary Care
58
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 4M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.87
Median MCAT
514
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Early
Secondary Fee
$100
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22-'23)

1. Do you wish to include any comments to the Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine Admissions Committee (e.g. why you chose to apply to SLU, other extenuating circumstances, etc.)? (1000 characters)

2. Describe briefly any experiences and/or skills that have made you more sensitive or appreciative of other cultures or the human condition. (1000 characters)

MD/PhD additional question:Relate your current thinking about the type and scope of clinical career that you seek. Remember that most applicants cannot identify at this point the specific medical disciplines they might choose for residency programs. However, you may have preliminary ideas about your relative interest in direct patient care vs. consultative service, translational vs. basic research, academic medical center vs. corporate, etc. (max 3,000 characters)

Essay Topics ('21 – '22)

1. Will you be a full-time student for the 2021 - 2022 academic year? If no, please describe your current activities. (max 1,000 characters)

2. Were there any significant disruptions in your academic, volunteer, work, or personal life related to COVID-19 that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee? If you wish, you may also add any comment you desire regarding access to letters of recommendation or MCAT challenges you encountered. (max 1,000 characters)

3. What does social justice mean to you? (max 1,000 characters)

4. Describe briefly any experiences and/or skills that have made you more sensitive or appreciative of other cultures or the human condition. (max 1,000 characters)

5. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? (Yes or No - if yes, max 1,000 characters)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. Will you be a full-time student for the 2020 - 2021 academic year? If not, please describe your current activities. (max 10,000 characters)

2. Given the disruptions caused by the pandemic, some universities issued P/F grades for Spring Semester 2020. Would you please provide details regarding how your university implemented that policy. If you wish, you may also add any comment you desire regarding access to letters of recommendation or MCAT challenges you encountered.

3. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? (10,000 characters)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. Will you be a full-time student for the 2018 “ 2019 academic year? (10000 characters)

2. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? (10,000 characters)

3. Were you ever the recipient of any action (e.g. dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc.) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations? (10000 characters)

4. MD-PhD only: Relate your current thinking about the type and scope of clinical career that you seek. Remember that most applicants cannot identify at this point the specific medical disciplines they might choose for residency programs. However, you may have preliminary ideas about your relative interest in direct patient care vs. consultative service, translational vs. basic research, academic medical center vs. corporate, etc. (max 10,000 characters)

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. Will you be a full-time student for the 2018 “ 2019 academic year? (10000 characters)

2. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? (10,000 characters)

3. Were you ever the recipient of any action (e.g. dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc.) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations? (10000 characters)

4. MD-PhD only: Relate your current thinking about the type and scope of clinical career that you seek. Remember that most applicants cannot identify at this point the specific medical disciplines they might choose for residency programs. However, you may have preliminary ideas about your relative interest in direct patient care vs. consultative service, translational vs. basic research, academic medical center vs. corporate, etc. (max 10,000 characters)

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. Is any member of your family a student or graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine? Y/N. if Y, it asks for alumni names.

2. Will you be a full-time student for the 2017-2018 academic year? Y/N. if Y, it asks to describe your current activities, max 10,000 characters.

3. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? Y/N. if Y, a text box appears to write your essay. Max 10,000 characters.

4. Were you ever the recipient of any action (eg dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations? Y/N. if Y, a text box appears with the prompt: Please explain fully. Max 10,000 characters.

5. Would you like to apply for the MD/PhD program? Y/N. if Y, a large section appears at the bottom of the application.

6. Relate your current thinking about the type and scope of clinical career that you seek. Remember that most applicants cannot identify at this point the specific medical disciplines they might choose for residency programs. However, you may have preliminary ideas about your relative interest in direct patient care vs. consultative service, translational vs. basic research, academic medical center vs. corporate, etc. (max 10,000 characters).

7. Provide the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers for up to three (3) past mentors who are personally knowledgeable about your research experience. We will contact these individuals upon receiving your completed AMCAS and secondary applications, but it is your responsibility to ensure their timely responses. Choose individuals who will respond to specific questions regarding your aptitude, interest, and conduct in the laboratory; the Program already will have copies of any letters they have written to accompany your AMCAS application.

8. I have read and understand the academic and technical standards and can comply with those requirements. Y/N

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Please describe your current activities. (10,000 char)

2. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? (10,000 char)

3. Were you ever the recipient of any action (e.g. dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc.) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations? Please explain fully. (10,000 char)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Please describe your current activities. (10,000 char)

2. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee? (10,000 char)

3. Were you ever the recipient of any action (e.g. dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc.) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations? Please explain fully. (10,000 char)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

No Essays.

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. Please list the year/s of previous applications to this School:

2. Is any member of your family a student or graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine?

3. Will you be a full-time student for the 2013-2014 academic year? (10,000 char max)

4. Do you wish to include any comments, other than your AMCAS personal statement, to the Admissions Committee?

5. Were you ever the recipient of any action (e.g. dismissal, disqualification, suspension, etc.) by any college for unacceptable academic performance or conduct violations?

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