St. Louis and surrounding suburbs have a population of approximately 2.6 million. The city has a long heritage as a river port and link between the East and the West coasts of the nation that is reflected in the cultural mix you will find here. Southern charm tempers Northeastern industrial might. Small town type neighborhoods are just minutes from football stadiums and nightclubs. St. Louis offers more free, major visitor attractions than any other place outside of the nations capital, including the Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis Zoo, Cahokia Mounds, Museum of Westward Expansion, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and Grants Farm.

To further explore St. Louis, we suggest you connect to one of the following sites:

For apartment hunting, these are some good links

Many of our graduate students live in the University City/Loop area. There is also a housing area known as University Meadows which is just off campus. Other nearby areas include Clayton, Florissant, Maryland Heights and Olivette.

To see the cost of living in St. Louis compared to that of another city, go to and select the Salary Calculator in the top left column.

If you will be visiting St. Louis for interviews, we would suggest staying near the airport or in a hotel near a Metrolink station (St. Louis' light rail public transportation system). The main campus of the University of Missouri - St. Louis is located in North St. Louis County and is easily accessible by Metrolink.

Some good travel links are: