About Xavier University

Founded in 1831, Xavier University. is a Private college. Located in Ohio, which is a city setting in Ohio, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,552 full time undergraduate students, and 1,957 full time graduate students.

The Xavier University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 354 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Xavier University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate68%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range1010-1190
ACT Range23-28

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,54% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 8 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 53% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

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

0%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
42%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
53%
“I feel extremely safe”
10%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
64%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
26%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
47%
“They”re always available”
59%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
87%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
69%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
5%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
8%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
5%
“I only go out in groups”
42%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
53%
“I feel extremely safe”
10%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
64%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
26%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
62%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
47%
“They”re always available”
59%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
33%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
5%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
41%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
41%
“We only party on weekends”
15%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
87%
“There might be people who do”
5%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Xavier University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    114 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    87 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    119 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    123 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    123 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    123 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    123 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    124 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Xavier University?

49 Students rated Xavier University

Katherine - 12/09/2020

Xavier University is a wonderful school. The campus is all around beautiful, and I find it nice that it is small enough to see people I know walking around, but big enough to not know a ton of people in your grade. The students are very well supported considering we all have an assigned success coach to check in on us both academically and non-academically. It is very easy to make friends although it was a little difficult at the beginning due to Covid. The professors are amazing and truly do care about their students. As far as social life, on the weekends it is easy to find people to go out with, but if you want to stay in there is never any pressure for you to go out. I have loved every minuet of my experience at Xavier so far!

Avery - 11/08/2020

This is a very visually beautiful campus, and to be honest between that and the great academics that’s what sold me on Xavier. However, it is very hard to meet people on campus. The social life is not good. There is no Greek life and no parties. With the pandemic, making friends is just so much harder. I’m almost finished with the semester and I’ve made no actual friends. It’s so lonely. I know I’m not the only student who feels this way because I talked to a junior who said the same thing about the social life. ***Also very important note: if you can bring a car BRING IT.*** I will say that all of my professors are good professors though. Shoutout to Dr. Kayla Wheeler!!!! Take one of her classes she’s incredible

Seth

Many people who visited the college they currently attend have told me that they had gotten a "feeling" that this was the right place for them. I got this feeling when I visited Xavier. The beauty of the campus and the small class sizes really resounded with me, as well as the city of Cincinnati being a prospective place for internships. The Jesuit education is what I want to continue throughout college, and Xavier is just what I needed. It has become my number one choice ever since my visit.

Emily

Sure Xavier is a liberal arts college rooted in Jesuit values, but college is what you make it; and most Xavier students know how to balance good grades, exploring all the fun Cincinnati has to offer, and getting in a little partying too.

Xavier University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Xavier University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Xavier University is 68%. 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?

    Choosing the right college is primarily about deciding what is most important to the student. Every college has its own set of priorities and focuses on its own areas, whether it be sports offered, a certain major program, the social environment, cost, location, or a multitude of other aspects of the college experience. However, no college will have every one of these, so a student must decide which ones are more important to him/her. After deciding this, it is best to do a much research as possible through a high school counseling center or various internet sources to find a variety of schools that cater to those areas the student is interested in. In addition, several schools should be chosen that lay just outside the student's focus, so that the student may better evaluate the schools he/she is interested in, as well as the areas he/she has decided are most important. Once schools are chosen, the student should visit each school and take diligent notes, focusing on the areas he/she is interested in. These notes should be the basis for the student's decision of which college is best for him/her.

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

    Xavier is a school dedicated to teaching students to become men and women for others.

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

    The attitude of the people running the school and how poor it truly was. They put on a facade during any time when they were speaking to a large group and turned into awful people when it came to one-on-one discussions.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about school is learning new things in my field of study and meeting new people in the program. Because I go to a small school, the class I am in will be the class I am with for the rest of the time I am there so getting to know those people is the most enjoyable part for me because this is where I will probably make some of the best friends I'll ever have.

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any person can attend Xavier! You have to be willing to work hard and look for help when you need it. Students and staff are happy to help, and it is easy to meet tons of people within the first week of school. It is a small campus, but it is a huge community. Xavier has a huge network in Cincinnati and around the world that makes the school such a great community, but it is a very close-knit community.

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

    The campus life is extremely close knit. It is impossible to walk accross campus and not know anyone unless you never leave your dorm room. And even then, you'll probably run into your roommate. People are extremely caring, and you never get lost in the shuffle.

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

    Someone who wants a smallish school with small classes, attentive professors, and a great sense of community. Good opportunities to get involved with a variety of activities, watch university sports, and do community service.

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    They seem to be relatively interested in what they are pursuing at this university, but I get the feeling most of them are not satisfied with where they are or what they are doing with their lives.

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

    Probably that it doesn't have the latest and greatest equipment...but they are having a campaign to get all that stuff soon

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

    I brag most about the high academics provided at Xavier and the small atmosphere provided by the campus and classes. The classes are all very challenging, even the core requirement courses, causing each student to push themselves harder than ever in high school. Also, the small atmosphere helps make me feel like I'm home, recognizing almost everyone. And of course, the school spirit at the basketball games cannot be matched!

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Definitely for their foundation in community service as well as their basketball team. Go X! Also, they have an amazing school of Business (The Williams College of Business).

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

    They have to many required courses so you have no freedom to take a course because you like it, because it won't fit in with your major and you wont have time.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Everyone there has a great attitude. Everyone that helped me through the enrollment process truly cared about my success. I could not imagine my future without Xavier. Xavier has so much to offer me and my future, and I can not wait to see where Xavier takes me in life!

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    I have not started their yet, I will in the fall semester. But in going to both my Radiology director and my clinical instructor I can tell they are filled with knowledge and are just as excited to work with me as I am excited to work with them!

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

    The most common stereotype at Xavier University is that we are all Dorky Bio or uptight business students who dont know how to have fun. Is it true? No. We know how to get down.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

4,552

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,957

Total Grad Students

55%

Out-Of-State

42%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

151

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

34%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
9%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
72%

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.

99% of students attending Xavier University receive some sort of financial aid. 19% were awarded federal grants. While 64% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$36,150

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,000

Books and Supplies

$11,730

Room and Board

48,880

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$22,444
$30 - $48K
$22,889
$48 - $75K
$26,358
$75 - $110K
$27,427
$110K & UP
$30,011

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