The Saint Louis Area
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 www.homefair.com 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: