Chicago, IL
Saint Xavier University


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Recent Reviews

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

Strong community oriented and people that care.

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

Strong community oriented and people that care.

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

Make sure you visit the college campus in order to see if you feel safe and at home. There is nothing worse than showing up to move in to the campus and discovering that it is not what you want it to be or what it looked like in the brochure. In order to fully get the college experience make sure you interact with those around you, even if it is just about class. Do not be afraid to talk to others. Attend events hosted by the university of your choice. Above all make sure you learn how to manage your time in order for all of your school work to be done and still have time to play.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People that want to get lost in a crowd

Joanna
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I think Saint Xavier provides a closer knit community than other Chicago or big state schools are able to provide to its stud...

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

I think Saint Xavier provides a closer knit community than other Chicago or big state schools are able to provide to its student body. It's nice to see familiar faces everyday on campus.

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

I would tell parents and/or students to take time in finding the 'right' school. It is, indeed, time consuming but the result is well worth it. I would tell them to not only look into how the academics are presented in the school but also other services/programs the school provides for leisure purposes as well. I would also tell students to participate in as much extracurricular activities as possible so that years after their college graduation, they will not regret NOT doing something. In short, have fun!

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

I wish I knew that Saint Xavier's faculty and staff are a lot more willingly to help you out than I initially led myself to believe.

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

Figure out what is best for you, a small or large classroom setting. The most important part may not be the social scene, but...

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

Figure out what is best for you, a small or large classroom setting. The most important part may not be the social scene, but rather the educational aspect of the college. Also look into the availability of the professors, that is very important

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

The social life on campus can be dead on weekends. You really have to extend yourself to find something to do. Also, the location is not exactly "city living" like the school promotes. Although it is located close to stores restaurants, it is somewhat difficult to get around. Also, the workload expected by the professors can seem overwhelming, and somewhat difficult. In comparison to other colleges it seems very extreme.

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

The small living community is great! The oncampus apartments are beautiful. The safety is phenomenal. The environment is clean and safe. It is a good place to live and work in!

Michelle
Describe the students at your school.

Helpful and caring, we look out for eachother.

Describe the students at your school.

Helpful and caring, we look out for eachother.

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

I would advise parents to go with their children to tour the school. Students should also take into consideration what kind of envir onment the are most comfortable learning in. For example, large lecture halls or in smaller classrooms where they work with classmates on projects. Taking into consideration the size of the campus as well. One large building with a few smaller ones surrounding is a lot different than running around a large city between classes. Also knowing what studies the school is know from will help you chose the best one for your degree that will later land you a job you love.

What's unique about your campus?

The classes are smaller than at a typical university, so there is more one-on-one with the professors and you know your classmates better.

Lisa
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Our school is very community-based. There are two high schools on our campus, one is a private all male school and the other ...

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

Our school is very community-based. There are two high schools on our campus, one is a private all male school and the other is a private all female school. There are also many grammar schools in the local area. The university is open to the community and allows the community to use the facilities. The university also has a Renaissance Group, which is elderly people coming in as students to take classes.

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

Visit the colleges that you are interested in and even some that you are not interested. Compare tuition and expenses and the offered financial aid options and opportunities. Compare the programs of study and the activities at each school. Even though I did not do it, I would reccomend going to a community college for general education classes first if tuition costs are a concern, as long as you know what you want to major in and where you will be completing your degree. That way you can work with both schools to plan your courses and know that your credits will transfer. When choosing classes, especially general education classes, read the course discriptions and take classes that you are interested in, such as taking Nutrition instead of geology for your science requirement. Pay attention to school activities; sometimes you can go to sporting events and theatrical events at students rates. The college experience is not just about getting a degree so you can get a job; it's the experience of being part of a team and meeting people that you will be connected to forever.

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

One of the things that students complain about most is the parking lot; we are charged a sizeable amount for parking and often have a hard time find a spot. A lot of students feel like the school does not give back much for the amount of money we put in. Personally, I would like to see more extra-curricular clubs and activities and possibly a swim team and appropriate swim-related equipment.

Edina
Describe the students at your school.

They are all unique in their own way

Describe the students at your school.

They are all unique in their own way

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

Try to see what kind of atmosphere you like. Also, do a lot of research on a school before you attend. Do not make your top choices because you might not end up going there. Try to visit the school and try to sit in on a class if you can. Don't rush into a major because you will have plenty of time to figure out what you would like to do. Talk to other students who attend the school. Go over your financial aide carefully, bit by bit.

Elizabeth
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Nursing, Education, Music, Speech Pathology & Business

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Nursing, Education, Music, Speech Pathology & Business

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

Go with your gut! When you step onto the right campus, or find the right major, you will know it deep inside. Don't be afraid if you have to visit ten colleges until you find the right one - the important thing is finding the right one for you. Don't be afraid to change your major. College is a learning experience and you learn as much in the classroom as you learn outside of it. Understand that as you grow as a person your interests will change and that's OK. Volunteer for anything interesting that comes along and join as many clubs and organizations as you can. This is where you will make your best friends. The most important lesson about college is to not be afraid. Do things you never thought you would and you will be amazed at how far you will go!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants to go to a large party school or doesn't want to work too hard. The faculty here will make you work hard, but you're having so much fun doing it, that it hardly seems like work. You will be amazed at all you learn.

Magen
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Small classerooms that allow students to get one on one interaction with professors.

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

Small classerooms that allow students to get one on one interaction with professors.

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

Take responsibility for your education! College is a whole differnt experience from High School -- research and know procedures and what is expected of you in order to obtain your degree. Advisors are available, but they can't be responsible for everything- people make mistakes and you should just stay on top of things to prevent delayed graduation or a negative experience. No one will remind you to turn in a paper or give you extra time to buy a book etc. Be responsible for your learning because it is your job- a full time job- to get as much information and knowledge as possible.. after all you are paying for it! Get use to putting your social life on the side burner.. your friends will be there when you graduate. Now is the time to commit to your future, not your social life. However, always keep in mind that you do deserve some "play" time just in small doses- study hard and you will succeed!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Great for adult students and also a great school for students new to the experience of college looking to stay in a dorm. It is in a regular community full of resources- jobs shopping entertainment etc.

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

When finding the right college, my advice to parents and students would be picking the school that is accordance to what the...

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

When finding the right college, my advice to parents and students would be picking the school that is accordance to what the student feels best applies to him/her. I'm personally from a small town but I knew I wanted to experinece something different, but not too different to where I would push myself into something I could not handle. Coming from Troy, MO, I eventually decided to come to Chicago; however, Saint Xavier University is a little outside of the big city and its a smaller school that suited me perfectly. So I got the best of both worlds. If your serious about school , choose a school that won't get you in trouble like picking a college perferably known a s a party school. Even if you prefer a certain student -teacher ratio, many options go into picking the right school. Choose the school that matches your like s and you feel works for you personally.

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

The worst thing about my school is interacting with the staff in the finacial aid and student accounts office. They seem somewhat overstaffed and tired. They don't seem to share a lot of compassion and their goal is to get you in and out. When your in a bind, they don't express many options for students and when your dealing with staff in a bad attitude, its not a good experience. Students are already in a frustrated and confusing postion, the last thing you want to deal with are people who don't care about your situation.

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

Saint Xavier has such a beautiful campus that you can't help but show it off to your friends. Most of my friends campuses are set square in the city and their school is basically a building. Sometimes you'll find people in the community bringing their kids or dogs to walk around; the campus has an amazing scenery. It's a highly noted school known for its academics, so wherever I go and I'm asked about my school, people are always impressed.

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

Saint Xavier University is a great all-around school, and I have learned a lot while attending this school.

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

Saint Xavier University is a great all-around school, and I have learned a lot while attending this school.

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

The college experience is all about what you make of it, so you might as well make the best of it, and learn to take the good with the bad.

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

The worst thing about this school is the parking- there is never enough parking!

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