Students Say

Xavier University is a medium-sized Jesuit school where “professors genuinely want students to succeed” and “really care about their students.” Classes offer “real life, unbiased discussion” in a “fast-paced” environment. The idea is simple: to get students thinking about their place in the world. “The professors, staff, and students at Xavier University are truly invested in the community, whether local, national, or international, and making it a better place.” One student enthused, “I have come away from classes questioning (the world) almost every day at this university, and I think that’s a wonderful thing.”

Overview

Applicants
11,605
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.52

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
490 - 600
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Xavier University is a medium-sized Jesuit school where “professors genuinely want students to succeed” and “really care about their students.” Classes offer “real life, unbiased discussion” in a “fast-paced” environment. The idea is simple: to get students thinking about their place in the world. “The professors, staff, and students at Xavier University are truly invested in the community, whether local, national, or international, and making it a better place.” One student enthused, “I have come away from classes questioning (the world) almost every day at this university, and I think that’s a wonderful thing.” These efforts are spearheaded by educators “who have spent significant time working in their field” but who still “make students the priority over other commitments.” These “wonderful” professors “invigorate their subjects” and make themselves readily available to students. In fact, “the majority of my professors give us their cell phone numbers so that we can access them outside the classroom, in case we have questions that emails cannot [answer].” At Xavier, teachers are rewarded for teaching well. “In order to gain tenure here, professors are graded predominantly on teaching performance rather than research like most other institutions.” The result is that “at Xavier, students learn and grow into people that can make a change in the world—all while having a blast and making memories with friends that will last a lifetime.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
699
with Terminal Degree
347

374
Women
325
Men
93
Minority
9
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Montessori Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Theoretical Chemistry

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John Boehner
Speaker of the House/U.S. House of Representatives

Charles Geschke
Co-Founder and Chairman of Adobe Systems

David West
NBA Indiana Pacers

Robert Kohlhepp
President/CEO Cintas Corp.

Karen Wells
VP-Strategy & Menu, McDonalds Corp.

Sara Matthew
Global CEO Dun and Bradstreet

John Lechleiter
Chairman/President/CEO Eli Lily & Co.

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,374

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,745

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,496

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,365

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,700

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

The “career-driven” students of Xavier are “dedicated to their studies, tend to work ahead, find the best internships, and really prepare for their career,” but that does not mean they are not “very outgoing and friendly.” One student claims, “I once had a professor comment that he has never seen so many hugs on a college campus.” Students here are “involved in a variety of activities, work hard to achieve goals, and are concerned with the dignity of others.” That sentiment is not universal on this largely Caucasian campus. Most students agree they feel a “diverse community atmosphere” at Xavier. Indeed, as one student says, “Xavier is accepting of people from all walks of life; there is a niche for everyone.” Misgivings aside, the near universal sentiment is that students here are “hard working, intelligent, disciplined, and always looking to go the extra mile to help other people in any way they can.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
4,633
Out of State
49%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

2.39%
Asian
10.07%
African-American
4.97%
Hispanic
74.05%
Caucasian
4.51%
Unknown
4.38%
International

54% female
46% male
49% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

One need not be into the “party scene” to find a good time at Xavier. “At Xavier it is easy to find the perfect balance of academic and social life.” Students here “do not feel too overwhelmed,” so even though there is “never a dull moment,” excitement tends to be low-key, centered around enjoying time with friends “talking about faith, politics, what’s on TV, the whole spectrum” rather than going wild. Finding things to do outside the classroom is not difficult. “Xavier SAC hosts tremendous events for Xavier students to participate in,” and downtown Cincinnati offers plenty of options, from “movie theaters and an awesome restaurant” to a new casino, along with “professional sports, Broadway shows, as well as the aquarium and zoo.” School sports such as basketball often draw large groups together. “Everyone is alive with excitement for the games, which are in themselves amazing.” Indeed, when it comes to hoops, “basketball season is the time of the year that we all look forward to.” There are, of course, parties, though as one student says, “It’s more of a drinking school than a partying school. With no big time football program on Saturdays, we like to just relax and have fun.” Overall, “I am never bored at Xavier because I always have something to focus my time on.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Ann Dinan, Ph.D.

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
166
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

7% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Musketeers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Musketeers)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www.xavier.edu/alliance/

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Cincinnati

Sustainability

Xavier University is serious about becoming a stalwart of the green movement. As a signatory of the ACUPCC, Xavier created a Sustainability Committee to oversee the school’s commitment to achieving climate neutrality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Overall, the university is working diligently towards minimizing energy use and transportation costs, increasing green space and enacting sustainable maintenance practices. More specifically, Xavier recently finished construction on the Hoff Academic Quad. Consisting of Smith Hall, Conaton Learning Commons and the Central Utility Plant, all three buildings meet (or exceed) the qualifications for LEED Silver certification. Additionally, since completion of the new quad, Xavier has seen a 17.5 percent drop in energy consumption and saw another 5 percent drop in 2014. Beyond construction, the university is doing its part to shift the community away from a car culture. Through Bike XU, students are able to rent bicycles (and helmet, safety light, and lock) for the entire semester for a mere $45! That sure beats the cost of filling up a gas tank! Further, students have the opportunity to participate in the NEXUS Community Garden. This thirty-eight-plot garden, open to both Xavier and the surrounding area, encourages members to learn about sustainable living, grow their own food and discover the joy of engaging with their neighbors. Beginning in 2012, Xavier students can now participate in three interdisciplinary, experiential learning degree programs: sustainability: economics & management; economics, sustainability & society; and land: farming & community. With the established Environmental Science degree and the new Masters in Urban Sustainability, that makes a full house! Finally, student leaders are working together to start a farmers market and a farming business on campus, ban bottled water, reduce printing, and recycle cardboard.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
13%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
39

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
94%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Diane Burton
Campus Visit Specialist

Address
Office of Admissions
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5311

Phone
513-745-3301

Email
visit@xavier.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Cintas Center basketball arena and conce
Conaton Learning Commons
The Gallagher Student Center
William's College of Business
Smith Hall, home to the Hoff Dining Commons
Xavier recently opened University Station, a development next to campus featuring a branch of the Xavier Bookstore with a Starbucks, a Graeter's Ice Cream shop, as well as a number of other shops, restaurants and businesses. The development also includes a full apartment complex that many Xavier students now call home.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Rookwood Commons outdoor shopping area
Newport on the Levee
The Gateway Quarter/Over The Rhine
The Banks
Cincinnati Zoo/Newport Aquarium

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F and some Saturdays
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
513-745-3301

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri & most Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) - 20 minutes from campus. Megabus. Greyhound Bus Center. Amtrak Train Station. Taxis. Dayton International Airport (DAY).

Driving Instructions to Campus
10 minutes north of Cincinnati between I-75 and I-71. See website.

Local Accommodations
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza; Hyatt Regency Cinn.; Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel; SpringHill Suites Cincinnati Midtown
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Key Stats

11,605
Applicants
4,633
Size
73%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists