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The University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL) is a public metropolitan research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. It is one of four campuses that comprise the University of Missouri. UMSL provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body through the university's outstanding faculty, ranked programs, innovative research, and community partnerships.

Accreditation and Recognized Academic Programs

UMSL is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association. This accreditation applies to all baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.  Also of special distinction is UMSL’s International Business program, ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2009.

Academic Program Options

UMSL offers over 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Whether you are interested in business, education, engineering, nursing, architecture, law, medicine, optometry, journalism, science, social sciences, or liberal arts, there are plenty of opportunities to pursue your interests and explore new options. In addition to the university’s accreditation, almost all programs at UMSL have specialized accreditation.


Not only is UMSL affordable, it offers student housing, modern student facilities, and state-of the-art computer technology to go along with its convenient location and world-class faculty.

GUST-UMSL Cooperation

As a result of the close relationship between GUST and UMSL, GUST students are able to transfer up to 60 credits toward a degree program at UMSL.  Close collaboration between GUST and UMSL staff facilitate the transfer process for students.  Furthermore, many students and faculty have had the opportunity to visit UMSL and can provide GUST students with valuable feedback and advice.

Diverse Student Population

UMSL welcomes over 15,000 students, including more than 700 international students from over 90 countries.

Attractive Campus Environment

UMSL has over 70 academic and all-purpose buildings scattered over 350 acres of land formerly used as a golf course.

Outstanding Faculty

UMSL is home to over 1,400 faculty members from all over the United States and the world.  UMSL faculty members are consistently recognized for being among the best in the US in a number of disciplines.

Student Clubs and Organizations

UMSL offers students over 120 clubs and organizations, covering nearly every interest. These groups include social groups, academic clubs, honor societies, special interest clubs, political associations, and religious groups. Student clubs and organizations are a great way for you to meet fellow students and explore special interests.


The Department of Athletics at UMSL offers young men and women outstanding learning and competitive experiences, and our student-athletes provide fans of the UMSL Tritons with an exciting brand of intercollegiate athletics.