The University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced "uhm-suhl") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System. As of 2012, it is the largest university by enrolment in the St. Louis area with 16,719 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis County.
UMSL is in suburban St. Louis County on 350 acres in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Just five minutes from Lambert St. Louis Airport, campus is served by two MetroLink light rail stations and is a short ride away from St. Louis' greatest attractions, including the Delmar Loop, the Central West End and downtown.
Location: St Louis, Missouri, USA
City Population: 300,000
University Population: 16,700
Climate: St. Louis lies in the transitional zone between the humid continental climate type and the humid subtropical climate type, with neither large mountains nor large bodies of water to moderate its temperature. It is subject to both cold Arctic air and hot, humid tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Airport: Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Why choose UMSL?
- It has a mix of modern and historic academic buildings as well as a variety of student residence halls
- Good transport -the campus contains two stops on MetroLink, St. Louis' regional light rail system
- Athletic activities for students, including intercollegiate athletics, campus recreation, and intramurals, support the University of Missouri–St. Louis's mission to educate the whole person
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