St. Louis is more than a college town.

No other place blends the excitement of a metropolitan region with the vibe of a know-your-neighbors Midwest community like St. Louis. No university is a better conduit of that energy than the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The largest public research university located in Missouri’s most populous and economically important region, UMSL provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense. 

Founded in 1963, UMSL is spread across 470 acres with a mix of modern and historic buildings as well as a variety of student residence halls, condominiums and apartments. It’s the perfect setting for students to gain unique insights from outstanding faculty and work experience from internships at companies and organizations found only in this world-class metropolitan region.

And don’t forget the cultural and leisure options. Marvel at Monet at the Saint Louis Art Museum in the morning. Catch the Cardinals at Busch Stadium in the afternoon. Sing with Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill late into the night. UMSL is more than just a serious education; it’s an experience – a serious metropolitan experience.

But words and pictures only go so far.

Visit UMSL and see for yourself. Take in a lecture. Talk with faculty and students. Take a look at Oak Hall and the Pierre Laclede Honors College. See first-hand what makes our metropolitan university so exceptional. 

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