Saint Louis University has reinforced its status as a world-class university by being ranked by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings as #103 in South-Eastern Asia and #651-700 in the top 1,500 universities in Asia. This affirmation is strengthened with SLU being rated as a Three Stars Institution for excellence after rigorous independent data collection and analysis of the QS Stars methodology performance metrics.
A comprehensive global ranking of the world’s top universities is published by QS Quacquarelli Symonds every year. Saint Louis University’s inclusion in the rankings makes it a standout study destination for international students. The QS World University Rankings are determined based on specific criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international student ratio, and international faculty ratio.
This SY 2021-2022, SLU’s best features are employability, which means that SLU performs career service support to students, has a good employer reputation, and has a high employment rate; teaching, which means that the overall student satisfaction is high and faculty with doctorate degrees (PhD) is more than satisfactory; academic development, which indicates that learning development centers are available for students, faculty development programs are in place, academic consultations are followed, and that SLU is a member of various international, regional, and national university networks; and facilities which feature SLU’s aquatic facility, indoor fitness gym, indoor and outdoor sports court and field, bookstore, cafeteria, a support center for minority groups, religious facilities, student accommodation, library, health and support services, and student clubs and societies.
Rankings of Saint Louis University Indicate International Recognition
The QS Stars Methodology is a rating system that “aims to give prospective students an additional tool to use when choosing a university, providing deeper insights into individual institutions.” The QS three-star rating indicates national and international recognition for SLU. It affirms that the university maintains a high level of teaching and that its graduates are in high demand by employers. Moreover, the ratings show the institution’s excellent potential in achieving international education standards, undertaking complex research activities, and experimenting with pedagogical teaching.
QS Stars recognizes that universities are different from one another and therefore need to be assessed on a range of categories that recognize distinct strengths. Universities are rated on various factors within the rating system framework, including research, teaching, internationalization, academic development, online learning, innovation, arts and culture, facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, environmental impact, and specialist criteria.
This rating and ranking is yet again a proof of the concerted efforts of all the university units, and the strong support of the administration. This is true to SLU’s Strategic Objective 2.3 (Excellent Institutional Reputation is Recognized by Global Community).
Institutional Development and Quality Assurance (IDQA) officer, Mr. Hector Martin shared that SLU’s average this year is equivalent to 4 stars but SLU needs to improve on research and citations and in the number of nationalities in the student body.
Rev. Fr. Gilbert B. Sales, CICM, President of Saint Louis University, expresses, “The 3 QS Stars and rating garnered by Saint Louis University mark the institution’s relentless mission in sustaining and providing Excellence and Quality Catholic Education to our stakeholders, most especially to the learners. The QS Stars we receive will be our guide to continuously drive for institutional development, enhance our brand reputation and recognition, attract more domestic and international students, and improve performance in key areas. I enjoin the whole Louisian Community to continuously work for the brand of excellence that is truly Saint Louis University. Cor Unum, et Anima Una!”