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University of Missouri–St. Louis Tritons build a vibrant and diverse community that we are all proud of. From our outstanding students to our dedicated faculty and staff, we are a community of scholars who are committed to excellence.

The UMSL experience

With nearly 15,000 students, the University of Missouri–St. Louis is the St. Louis region's premier public research university. UMSL provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense.

UMSL is spread across more than 350 acres in suburban St. Louis County with a mix of modern and historic academic buildings as well as a variety of student residence halls, condominiums and apartments. It’s the perfect setting for students to gain unique insights from outstanding faculty and work experience from internships at companies and organizations found only in this world-class metropolitan region.

While UMSL graduates can be found in all 50 states and countries around the globe, their greatest impact is felt right here in St. Louis. More than 80,000 UMSL alumni call the St. Louis region home. They drive the region’s economy and contribute mightily to its social well-being.

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Economic Impact

The quality and success of a foundational institution can be measured by observing the region it aims to support. According to the 2021 Economic Impact Report, the University of Missouri-St. Louis generated $429 million in economic impact in Missouri. The university created and sustained 5,485 jobs and invested $1.7 million in local communities through donated time and the charitable giving of staff, faculty and students. In addition, UMSL alumni in Missouri generated $13.4 billion in economic impact in the state.

Our Mission: We transform lives.

As the metropolitan, land-grant, research institution serving the most diverse and economically important region in Missouri, the University of Missouri–St. Louis delivers exceptional educational, research and engagement experiences that inform, prepare, challenge and inspire.

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What Makes us #UMSLProud?

UMSL is a Tier 1 national research university, according to U.S. News & World Report – ranked No. 141 among public universities.

UMSL is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse campuses in Missouri, enrolling nearly 15,000 students from across the nation and world.

More than 1,200 Pell Grant eligible students earn UMSL degrees every year as a result of increased investment in support services and need-based financial aid.

UMSL has issued more than 125,000 degrees to more than 115,000 individuals – 75% of whom live and work in Missouri.

Military Times has named UMSL to its "Best for Vets" list for nine consecutive years and UMSL was named a "Top Veteran-Friendly School" by U.S. Veterans Magazine.

A dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting places our business school in the top 2% internationally.

Value Colleges and Top RN to BSN both ranked UMSL nursing’s online RN to BSN program among the top 50 nationally.

UMSL’s Whitney Harris World Ecology Center is the nation’s largest and most diverse program in biology conservation. Academic and research partners include the Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Zoo.

U.S. News and World Report has ranked UMSL No. 1 in Missouri for "Best Online Bachelor's Programs" in 2020.

 Washington Monthly ranks UMSL as one of America’s "Best Colleges for Student Voting" proving UMSL students are actively engaged in issues that matter in St. Louis and across the country.

CEO Magazine has ranked UMSL's Doctor of Business Administration program as a "Premier DBA Programme" for six consecutive years. 

 More than 94% of UMSL’s most recent graduates are employed, volunteering or continuing in higher education post-graduation. 

UMSL is a seven-time recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHTS into Diversity magazine – the oldest publication specializing in this area.

 A record 174student athletes earned Academic All-Conference honors from the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Forbes Magazine named UMSL one of "America’s Best Colleges" based on the things that matter most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.

Business Insider ranked UMSL No. 1 in Missouri for affordability, proving that UMSL students enjoy the best educational value in the state.

UMSL’s graduate program in criminology and criminal justice is ranked No. 1 by Intelligent.com.

 UMSL’s international undergraduate business program has been ranked in the top 25 nationally by U.S. News and World Report for 20 of the last 21 years.

Express Scripts, among the nation's largest pharmacy benefit management organizations, is headquartered on the UMSL campus.

Times Higher Education ranked UMSL No. 63 globally on its list of "Golden Age Universities."

U.S. News & World Report ranks UMSL No. 1 in Missouri and No. 84 nationally as a "Top Performers on Social Mobility" which highlights how well universities graduate students who receive federal Pell Grants.

At No. 52 globally, UMSL is one of only 12 U.S. universities to be named amongst the Top 100 best universities for reducing inequalities based on Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Great Value Colleges has highlighted UMSL’s commitment to nontraditional students, ranking the university 5th nationally in its "50 Best Colleges for Adult Education" survey.

UMSL’s teacher prep programs earned top ratings on the Missouri Department of Education’s Annual Performance Report.

UMSL is one of only two institutions in Missouri with the National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

UMSL launched a first-ever accelerator to focus primarily on energy technologies with Ameren Corporation, UMSL Accelerate and Capital Innovators, as well as a an Anchor Accelerator.

Licensed to UMSL, St. Louis Public Radio earned the first-ever Peabody-Facebook Future of Media Award for its "One Year in Ferguson" project and a national Edward R. Murrow Award for its website – one of the region’s leading sources of news.

UMSL researchers grew research expenditures by 115% since FY17, bolstering the university’s steadfast commitment to academic research that impacts lives and enhances scholarship.

As the largest public research university in the state’s most populous and economically important region, UMSL's economic impact on Missouri exceeds $429 million.

UMSL Tritons are driven to be more, innovate more, connect more, find solutions to more, and most of all, become more. There is no question more is what moves us. Now, it’s time to discover what moves you.

  • MORE CONNECTION – 14 Fortune 1000 companies and some of the largest private firms in the U.S. means ample opportunity for paid internships and jobs.
  • MORE CHEERS – Take in a Triton Athletics home game, or hop on the MetroLink to cheer on the Cardinals, Blues or St. Louis CITY SC.
  • MORE VIBES – Enjoy a concert at UMSL's Touhill Performing Arts Center or head to the Fabulous Fox Theater, the Peabody Opera House or the Pageant.
  • MORE INSPIRATION – Visit the oldest library west of the Mississippi just across from the student center, spend the day at the St. Louis Art Museum or visit the St. Louis Science Center.
  • MORE TASTE – Enjoy world-class eats, from our signature toasted ravioli and provolone cheese pizza to gooey butter cake and frozen custard.

This and MUCH MORE adds up to a great location to live, learn and find your more.

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