63103-2097 DuBourg Hall, Room 111
The University was founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in the United States. It enrolls more than 7,800 undergraduates and 4,900 graduate students (including medical and law students) from all 50 states and nearly 90 foreign countries. SLU offers more than 85 undergraduate majors and more than 50 graduate programs. 23 – is the average class size.
The English as a Second Language program (ESL) prepares international students for undergraduate and graduate study, the TOEFL exam and U.S. culture. The ESL program offers two semesters, each 15 weeks long, beginning in late August and early January. In addition, there is an 8-week summer session in June and July. This session is designed to introduce the student to the area, and field trips are included.
SLU's ESL program offers an Intensive English Program, university-credit courses and academic language support to undergraduate and graduate students. The IEP provides: interactive classes to help you develop academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills; opportunities to join conversation groups with American students and audit University classes to improve your English skills; intermediate to advanced instruction. The paper-based institutional TOEFL is given at the end of each semester; the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) is available on campus by appointment. Students may enroll in the ESL program until they achieve the language proficiency to meet their needs before enrolling in a degree program. Admitted students may begin enrollment in any session.
Tuition (full-time, total of 6 credit hours):
Summer - $4,145
Fall/Spring - $11,010