Saint Xavier is a private, four-year Catholic university where time-honored achievements meet cutting-edge programs. At Saint Xavier, our focus is on providing a meaningful education while preparing students for successful, 21st century careers. Small class sizes and engaging professors offer a unique, small-school experience, while 43 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs offer endless opportunities.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier was the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the United States. As one of 17 colleges and universities sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier is part of a vibrant network that links nearly 43,000 students nationwide and a global community of educators.
As a Mercy university, our mission is to educate men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good. The University is committed to service and we challenge our community members to teach, learn, research and act not only for themselves but also for others.