About Saint Xavier University

Founded in 1846, Saint Xavier University. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,954 full time undergraduate students, and 942 full time graduate students.

The Saint Xavier University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 152 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Saint Xavier University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate75%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range865-1035
ACT Range19-24

Admissions at SXU are considered Less Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

81% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 49% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Saint Xavier University.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
17%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
77%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
41%
“We bought the gear”
45%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
80%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
23%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
23%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
17%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
7%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
77%
“I feel extremely safe”
14%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
41%
“We bought the gear”
45%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
23%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
57%
“They keep regular office hours”
40%
“They”re always available”
80%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
17%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
3%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
20%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
57%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
17%
“We only party on weekends”
7%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
23%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
73%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Saint Xavier University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    51 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    43 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    68 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    70 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    69 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    69 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    69 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    70 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Saint Xavier University?

28 Students rated Saint Xavier University

Haley - 07/16/2020

I believe that Saint Xavier University is a great school to attend. For me, before I had moved away, Saint Xavier was very close to home, so I did commute for the first two years of my college experience, then I had recently started dorming. The school was very welcoming and kind towards both their residents and their commuters. The school gives an equal opportunity for both commuters and residents to really be apart of and involved with the school. In addition, in many schools you are just a number in a class room, or just a seat taken in a class, whereas at Saint Xavier, the professors actually get to know who you are. You get to become someone inside the classroom and outside. It truly is a great school to attend.

suzi

It's okay. Just get involved and you'll feel great.

Jasmine

My overall opinion of Saint Xavier University is that its a really good school because of the size of student and resources. I love the resources in this school because they is a lot to choose from for example the learning center where they tutor students. Also i like the size of student for each class because the most will be 35 so the proffers will actually know your name and help you with work.

Javier

I think SXU is a good school if you are looking for a small, easy to get around school. I personally like it because of it's size. It's easier to make friends because you see most of the students on a daily basis, and it's easy to remember where classes and other location are.

Saint Xavier University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Saint Xavier University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Saint Xavier University is 75%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I originally chose Columbia College as my first choice, SXU as my second and was accepted to both. Due to financial setbacks I chose to attend Saint Xavier University and I can honestly say that it was probably the best decision I've ever made. This is my fourth year here at SXU and I will be here one more year after. No school is perfect, they all have heir own set of pros and cons; but Saint Xavier has mad great efforts in expanding the campus in every aspect possible and it as made my college experience FANTASTIC!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates were supportative and friendly, everyone wanted to see you succeed.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Saint Xavier University is different from other schools because they have very small class sizes, which allows for more one on one time. With that, I feel more like a student rather than just another face in a big lecture hall. With more one on one time, I am getting a better education since it will be easier to get help if I have problems with anything. I also noticed that SXU has a very high percent of graduates having a full-time job, even in this economy, and that set SXU above other schools to me.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Strong community oriented and people that care.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is too much racism. When I first started, there was not a lot of diversity so not everyone got along very well. It's too small of a school and everyone is consntatly in your business. Undergraduate dorms are unhealthy and unkept. There is violence in our area and I feel unsafe.

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  7. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That it is close to the city and the professors enjoy what they do.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Saint Xavier University is best known for being a convenient school for commuter students like myself, but also offers on campus living as well. Saint Xavier is a well rounded university that has a lot to offer for any area of study. However, it is probably most famous for it's Nursing program.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A well rounded person.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    Small, nice, eviroment, and professors are always willing to help students when needed.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That it lacks school spirit.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who's career goal is to become a doctor.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    campu police and residence life

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I don't think we have one

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    Generally, the professor take an interest in you as a person and your life. Since we are so small, the professors, especially the ones in your department will foster a relationship with you throughout your years here.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are tons of student organizations on campus that put on programs. There is at least one thing a week going on, usually more.

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Saint Xavier is the type of school you either love or hate. We are very small,so you get to know everyone pretty well, which can be good or bad depending on the people. Our sports are good, but there isn't a lot of school spirit. We have great teachers for the most part.

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  18. Describe a typical weekend.

    For those who live close by: most go home whether it is to work or just to do their laundry. for those who live farther away: go to a home game if there is one, homework, gym, going out, etc. It really depends on person, course load, etc.

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  19. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    There is not a stereotype of SXU students. We pride ourselves on our diversity.

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  20. What are some hot-button issues on campus?

    It depends on who you are talking to and what you are talking about. Racism and abortion are the two topics that seems to trigger a big response from most students.

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  21. What's the Greek scene like?

    Fraternities and sororities are not allowed on campus. We do have academic Greek societies on campus such as Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing Honors Society).

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Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

2,954

Total Undergrad Enrollment

942

Total Grad Students

3%

Out-Of-State

97%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

33

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

20%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
35%
% White or Caucasian
42%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Saint Xavier University receive some sort of financial aid. 62% were awarded federal grants. While 76% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$32,250

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$11,060

Room and Board

44,510

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,692
$30 - $48K
$13,345
$48 - $75K
$15,400
$75 - $110K
$19,111
$110K & UP
$19,497

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