I got my first acceptance yesterday (after 2 rejections, and Mizzou's classic, "Better-luck-next-time" email), and I must absolutely say I am elated!!! My interview at SLU was my best, lowest-stress experience so far, and I really felt like I would 'fit' at the school. It went from an "if all else fails" school to the top of my list when I left the interview. I have always liked St. Louis, and I'm sick of Columbia, so I will, barring some sort of miracle or act of G-d, likely be a Billiken next year. Best of luck to everyone else who is applying, interviewing, and waiting to hear back.
I was accepted around thanksgiving off the waitlist from last year, and I must say the interview was EXTREMELY low stress, and my interviewer just wanted to talk with me about things. As far as comparing it to Mizzou...SLU Hospital is probably a better place to be in years 3&4, but Mizzou curriculum for the first two years seems to outshine schools like SLU which use a traditional approach. The staff at SLU have a good rep, and they even have a good rep here (NorthwesternU @ Chicago). After improving my MCAT and essays substantially, MU basically said that I had too much both "urban" and "lab" experience for them. Whatever,...I'm out of state now so I don't care anymore. The only real drawback to SLU is the price, but even the talked about schools of the same caliber here (Rush and Loyola) come with the same tag. Some kids are all up tight about the SLU hospital area of StL, but in comparison to a larger uban area with WORSE poverty/demographics <cough> chicago <cough>, it's nothing. All in all, I wouldn't consider SLU a "fall back" school if you main choice as a Missouri resident is MU. I didn't even apply to SLU my first time around, b/c there's no way you can get into SLU with a low MCAT score with as many applicants as it gets (a national pool).
The delmar loop in StL is vaguely hipster and cool, the CWE is rather yuppie, and the soulard looks gritty, but is actually a better choice to go hang out.
Probably see you next year.