UMSL is a public metropolitan research university, situated in the heart of St. Louis. We're here to make our world better through research programs,
community involvement, and our brilliant professors and students.
You're here to get an education, focus on what you love and do something that matters.
You should graduate ready for your career, not heavy with debt.
More than 90 percent of undergraduates receive some form of federal, state or institutional aid.
A full-time course load at UMSL is considerably less than other four-year universities in the St. Louis region.
UMSL awards around $130 million annually in financial aid to students.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is home to 1,069 faculty members who deliver 46 bachelor's degree programs, 30 master's degree programs, 14 doctoral degree programs - with a total of more than 190 major areas of specialization. UMSL also offers seven pre-professional programs, 27 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs.
The success of the university - and its students, faculty and alumni - is inseparable from the success of the St. Louis area. No other university brings more to bear on the social and economic advancement of the region than UMSL
Students from the College of Business Administration help ease that burden each year by offering free tax-preparation services to low-income taxpayers and senior citizens.
The service is part of the award-winning Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. VITA has been offered by UMSL for more than 40 years. It provides business students with hands-on experience and area residents a meaningful service.
VITA is the largest university-based personal income tax service in the region. The program is sponsored by the Gamma Psi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, UMSL's Department of Accounting, GECC Tax Coalition and the IRS.
While student organizations volunteer throughout the year, they really ratchet up their activities during October. For example, the Office of Student Life sponsors a Homecoming Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Donor Registration. Students either donate blood or canned goods to the project that benefits the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, which serves the needs of the St. Louis area and the Midwest.
Faculty and staff conduct their annual fundraising drives to support St. Louis-area charities. The United Way and Community Health Charities are primary beneficiaries.
Patricia Zahn, director of the Des Lee Collaborative Vision and manager of community outreach and engagement, manages the campuswide effort.
Inessa Lokshin and about a dozen of her sorority sisters from Alpha Xi Delta were among more than 230 people who gathered at UMSL during the early morning to participate in the annual Day of Service for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Observance. They received breakfast, a pep talk and their assignments to a dozen organizations in need of painting, cleaning, building and other services.
Loskshin's assignment to Girls Inc. St. Louis made a lasting impression on the psychology major.
"This is the first year I've volunteered, and I'm so impressed with the girls and this organization," she said.
UMSL volunteers annually heed the MLK Day rally cry: "Make it a day on, not a day off." This past year they worked cleaning and painting the KornerStone Kids Preschool in Normandy, Mo., gave a presentation at the City of St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center, worked on a farm recovery project in Ferguson, Mo., and participated in numerous other projects.
UMSL is situated in north St. Louis County, just a couple minutes from Lambert International Airport, and minutes away by car or MetroLink from cultural hotspots such as the Delmar Loop, Central West End, Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis, South Grand, Grand Center and historic Ferguson. Each offers an array of delicious and affordable restaurants, eclectic shopping, night clubs and entertainment ranging from live concerts to Broadway shows.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a true metropolitan campus - attracting diverse and motivated students of varied ages and backgrounds. The median undergraduate age is 22. Full of energy. Deep in life experiences. There are a lot of students like you succeeding here
And UMSL students come from far and near. While 93 percent hail from the St. Louis metropolitan area, the total student body represents 48 states and more than 100 countries. African American students account for 19 percent of on-campus enrollment, and women make up 60 percent.
By choosing a UMSL housing option, you will have one-of-a-kind access to campus events, concerts and classes, as well as the opportunity to meet new friends and peers. In particular, we suggest students new to college or St. Louis consider on-campus housing. They just seem to adjust faster and succeed better over the long-term.
You have numerous campus-living options, ranging from themed residence halls to on-campus apartments. The award-winning Oak Hall is the newest residential space at UMSL. The facility features four-bedroom suites, a heated outdoor pool, laundry facilities and game and exercise rooms.
We've found that our busiest, most-involved students become some of our most successful alumni. And, with more than 100 student organizations, there's really a place for everyone to meet like-minded peers to hone academic skills, discuss social issues or enhance a professional portfolio.
UMSL also has a growing Greek presence. The Office of Greek Life currently supports 15 campus-based and citywide fraternities and sororities. It's not something we're well known for. So, you'll be surprised how well we do it.
UMSL offers personalized campus visit which may include sitting in on a lab or lecture, speaking with a professor in your intended area of study, talking with admissions or financial aid advisors, visiting the student computer labs, and stopping at the Pierre Laclede Honors College, the new University Meadows Apartments, and the Residence Halls.
Register now for your guided campus tour and see for yourself how UMSL can become your foundation for a successful future.