As a parent, you know the importance and long-term value of your child’s education. UMSL is committed to providing each student with an exceptional education at an incomparable value, enhanced by our award-winning faculty and nationally-ranked programs.

At UMSL, we understand that parents and students look at numerous universities before selecting their best fit. You may be asking, why should my child attend UMSL?

  • Value: UMSL offers the most affordable tuition of the St. Louis region’s four-year universities. In addition to excellent tuition, UMSL provides numerous outstanding scholarships, grants, job opportunities and internships.
  • Quality: UMSL’s faculty members are consistently recognized for being among the best in the United States in a number of disciplines. Top nationally ranked programs and schools include criminal justice, business, psychology, philosophy, biology, counselor education, teaching and learning and others.
  • Location: UMSL is in suburban St. Louis County on 350 acres in Missouri’s most populous and economically important region. Just five minutes from Lambert St. Louis Airport, campus is served by two MetroLink light rail stations and is a short ride away from St. Louis’ greatest attractions, including the Delmar Loop, the Central West End and downtown.
  • Networking: UMSL prepares each student to successfully enter the work force upon graduation, at which point they join the more than 58,000 UMSL alumni living and working in the St. Louis area. Our alumni are among the leadership and the driving force for most of St. Louis’ most successful businesses and organizations.