Saint Louis University is a private Catholic university located in the city of Baguio, Philippines.Saint Louis University is the largest university north of Manila with more than 32,000 students (not counting the elementary and high school) as of academic year 2015-2016. It is centrally situated in a six-hectare campus in the heart of Baguio City and has more than 30 buildings.The university offers programs at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. The university comprises nine schools or colleges with campuses throughout the Baguio metropolitan area. SLU's main campus is on A. Bonifacio Street where the six schools or colleges are housed while the Maryheights Campus houses the School of Accountancy and Business Management and the Navy Base Campus for the School of Humanities.HistoryIn 1907, the CICM missionaries arrived in the Philippines, mandated by the Vatican to Christianize the northern part of the country. They settled in Baguio because of its proximity to Manila and the mountain province of Benguet beyond the Cordillera mountain range, which was home to numerous indigenous tribes. In 1911, Rev. Fr. Séraphin Devesse, CICM, founded a one-room elementary school in Baguio for ten local boys, naming it the Saint Louis School.