Founded in 1963 as a land-grant university, the University of Missouri–St. Louis is today the largest public research university in eastern Missouri with more than 16,000 students. The UMSL campus is located on 470 acres in suburban St. Louis County and has a mix of modern and historic academic buildings as well as a variety of student residence halls, condominiums and apartments.
At UMSL, you can have it all. Our diverse student body has access to world-class researchers and scholars, top-ranked degree programs and sought-after internship opportunities. In short, we offer a serious education at a serious value. It’s no wonder more than 100,000 alumni chose UMSL for their degree.
UMSL is a Tier One national research institution with a ranking of 140 among all national public universities. We provide many opportunities for students to participate in exciting activities outside the classroom that can enrich their learning and professional development in conducting research, participating in internships, and designing and developing creative projects.
We initiate and support innovative research, scholarship and creative works that enhance educational success and economic activities. Your research will take you out of a traditional classroom, where you learn content for your particular area, and involves you in the process of academic scholarship, which is how new discoveries are made.
We are St. Louis! In fact, 73% of our alumni live and work in the St. Louis region and transform the very fabric of our community and position our university as a major economic and cultural driver. Companies throughout the region know the value of an UMSL education.
Our dedicated Career Services Office will assist any student or recent graduate with planning, creating, implementing and evaluating career development and job search strategies by working in partnership with employers and the campus community. We are focused on your success story. In fact, 94% of our recent graduates are successfully employed or continuing their education following graduation.
UMSL’s Thomas Jefferson Library provides resources that support the student academic experience. The library includes the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library – the oldest library west of the Mississippi River – founded in 1864, as well as access to numerous digital databases and a robust Interlibrary Loan program.
Our information and communications technology infrastructure is built for student success. Of course we offer WiFi throughout our campus and access to computer labs with shared hardware. But, we go beyond that. Every student has access to free software downloads from statistical software to basic operating systems. And, our MyGateway student portal brings all applications together.
The Health, Counseling and Disability Access Services unit provides each student with quality health care, counseling services and provides accommodations to students who require additional access services.
The on-campus Patient Care Center houses the University Eye Center and the SSM Health Medical Group that offers primary care, obstetrics and gynecology services.
Located just outside the main City of St. Louis, UMSL provides a great environment for students to learn, make friends and explore new interests. With more than 130 student organizations, an active Greek Life, community service opportunities, leadership programs and multiple cultural events there is always something to do on campus. We also have two metro stations on campus that give you unlimited access to our city. Best of all, UMSL is one of the safest campuses in Missouri.
State-of-the-art Recreation Center
From leadership to cultural to just plain fun, UMSL student organizations make it easy to get involved. Students who join organizations make new friends, learn new skills and perform better in classes. Plus, with more than 130 student organizations on campus there's something for everyone! We know you’ll find your place right here at UMSL.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. As part of maintaining accreditation, UMSL’s programs and processes are periodically reviewed to ensure institutional quality and integrity.