Tuition and Fees: We can see that full-time law students at Saint Louis University will be charged $35,090 in tuition – for the 2010-2011 school year. In contrast, part-time students, attending 8-11 credit hours a semester, will only be charged $25,560 for this academic year. And who doesn’t have $25K to play around with, right?!
This page also shows that mandatory fees for full-time law students amount to $222.50 per semester, or $445 per year. Part-time students need only piss away $127.50 per semester on such fees. Also, at the bottom of the page, you can see that optional university parking is $170 minimum per semester!! A student who attends law school here for the full three years is looking at spending over $1000 on parking!!
Ranking: Okay, so the school charges a minimum of $170 in parking fees – per semester. This private Jesuit school also charges its full-time students in excess of $35K per year. (When will Jesus kick the change-makers out of this place?) Surely, the school’s reputation will justify this expense, right?! Some publication calling itself US News & World Report lists this school in the tremendous third tier of American law schools.
Alleged Employment Rate: This third tier toilet states the following, with regards to placement:
“92 percent of School of Law alumni are employed within six months of graduation over the past five years.”
Yeah, sure they were – and Lauren Graham just locked her ankles around my waist and used my torso as a scratch pad. For $ome rea$on, the commode does not list average starting salary info. Maybe, SLU Law grads make so much money that the school is embarrassed to publish those figures.
Average Student Indebtedness: USN&WR shows that the average student indebtedness - for those members of the $ainTTT Loui$ Univer$iTTTy JD Class of 2009 who incurred law school debt – was $99,000. Fully 80 percent of this unfortunate graduating class took on additional, NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt for law school.
Faculty and Administrator Salaries: Surprisingly, no member of the law faculty was among the 12 highest-paid employees or officers at this university. However, this document lucidly illustrates the higher education scam. Simply head over to page 21 of the school’s 2009 IRS Form 990, under Part V Endowment Funds, where you can see that the university “suffered” investment losses of $199,364,219 in the span of one year. I guess Jesus is not immune from the recession/fundamental restructuring of the economy, either.
On page 39 of this tax document, Jesus, a.k.a. Saint Louis University, reported $15,000,000 in revenues from his securities/closely held stock. Lastly, go to page 49. The school received $224,233,044 in net patient service revenue, plus $321,626,828 in tuition and fees. This means that the university took in $545,859,872 in Related or Exempt Function Revenue – for 2008!! This is on top of the $55,538,770 the school raked in via “Revenue Excluded from Tax under IRC 512, 513, or 514.”
Who says “higher education” doesn’t pay off?!?! The school only took in $601,398,642 in tax-exempt revenues in a single year. Does anyone out there still believe that these non-profit “in$titution$ of higher learning” are looking out for their students and graduates?!?!
“The mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth or excellence for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The university seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research, health care and service to the community.”
I suppose that strapping your students with mountains of NON-DISCHARGEABLE debt is in line with His teachings, right?!?! Which gospel is that in again?
Look, we can see that Joel K. Goldstein, “Vincent C. Immel professor of law,” is a specialist on the vice presidency. Wow! I guess this school is worth the cost of admission, after all. From this list, you will notice that Thomas Eagleton was a visiting faculty member at this commode. George McGovern named Eagleton his as VP nominee in 1972, but dumbass failed to disclose that he had been hospitalized for mental health reasons on three separate occasions. I wonder if Joel K. Goldstein ever collaborated with Eagleton on his vice presidential “scholarly” research.
According to Law School Numbers, in 2005-2006, the sewer of law provided full-tuition scholarships to 4.8% of its students. Another 11.8 percent received half-tuition scholarships. How many of them held onto their scholarships after grades were turned in?
Conclusion: $ainTTT Loui$ UNiver$iTTTy $chool of Law is a pathetic waste of space that happens to over-charges its students. The fact that it is a Catholic/Jesuit school makes this even more reprehensible. At least the public schools are less expensive, the private schools that are not affiliated with a religious institution are not seeking to profit off of Jesus, and the for-profit trash cans are at least (somewhat) honest about their de$ign$.
Also, keep in mind that you will be competing against law students from 19th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis – as well as other strong, regional schools – for the limited number of lawyer positions in the area. Why would a Biglaw firm want to hire your ass when they can go after students from this stellar school?!