About UMSL


The University

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a public metropolitan research university located in Missouri’s most populous and economically important region. UMSL is the largest university in the St. Louis area, and the third largest in Missouri, conferring over 3,000 degrees in 2010.–Read UMSL Points of Pride

The Academics

UMSL offers 46 bachelor’s degree programs, 30 master’s degree programs, 14 doctoral degree programs, 28 graduate certificate programs, two education specialist programs, and the only professional optometry degree in Missouri. Classes are taught by outstanding faculty, and many programs are highly ranked nationally. – Check Out The Programs

UMSL also boasts the Pierre Laclede Honors College, a collection of the highest academic achievers across all subjects, devoted to exceptional students, with small class sizes and an intimate liberal arts  setting. –Explore the Honor’s College

The Campus

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is situated on 350 rolling acres in north St. Louis County. Natural Bridge Road runs between North Campus and South Campus, which are both dotted with native Missouri trees and a mix of interesting architecture. – Take a Tour

More than 70 structures account for more than 3.5 million square feet of building space. Among those structures is the Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center. Designed by world-renowned architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the center opened in 2003 and features two performance halls. –See the Touhill

UMSL offers traditional residence halls, and apartment living.  Nearly 1,000 students reside in on-campus housing. –Learn About Living on Campus

The Community

From the swank Delmar Loop, full of great restaurants and theatre, to the nationally acclaimed Saint Louis Art Museum, to sporting events like Rams, Cardinals, or Blues games, St. Louis has a lot to offer, and UMSL is near it all. –See What the City Has to Offer

Metro, the region’s public transportation system, operates two bus and rail stops at UMSL.  Students receive an unlimited Metro pass, which can be used at any Metro stop in the city.  Metro travels all over St. Louis, so even without a car, UMSL students can experience the city. –Plan to Ride the Metro

Campus is right near 70 and 170 in north St. Louis County, putting downtown St. Louis, the Saint Louis Galleria, and the Delmar Loop, all within a 15-minute drive.  The 9.5-mile North County Bikeway connects UMSL with charming Ferguson, Mo., and the North County Recreation Complex – Get a Map