Saint Xavier University has a small campus size with a total enrollment of over 4,000 students and is located in Chicago, Illinois.
This fall, the University will open its doors to an 87,000-square-foot satellite location in the downtown Heritage District of Gilbert, Arizona. Saint Xavier University's brand new, four-story building will provide students premier access to state-of-the-art technology, smart classrooms, nursing labs and student lounges, as well as gathering and study space.
Campus Facilities & Equipment
Shannon Center The main arena in this 85,000-square-foot facility seats up to 3,200 for athletic events, graduation ceremonies, concerts and other special events. Athletic resources in the center include a state-of-the-art fitness center; two recreation gyms; indoor running track; racquetball courts; and athletic training rooms.
Dining Services With six locations to choose from, there are a variety of dining options on campus that allow students to sample international cuisine or grab a quick sandwich between classes. The SXU Diner menus are constructed around our "Profiles in Good Taste" concepts, featuring a combination of freshly prepared, made-to-order entrees, salads and sandwiches developed by our campus executive chef.
Health Center The Health Center is staffed by two family practice nurse practitioners who provide comprehensive medical care for students, staff and the surrounding community. Other services include immunizations and limited laboratory services.
Counseling Center The mission of the Counseling Center is to guide students toward personal wellness, balance and growth. Licensed counselors facilitate this through personal counseling and the Alcohol and Other Drug and Education Program/Committee (AODEP).
Public Safety Department Saint Xavier University provides a professional Public Safety Department to serve its students, faculty and staff. The Department of Public Safety is committed to the highest quality of protective services in order to maintain and improve our unique educational environment and quality of life.
Residence Halls The Chicago campus includes six residence halls that house approximately 800 students. Housing includes halls built with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design technology. The University housing staff also includes Resident Directors and Resident Assistants to help students adjust to life on campus.
Saint Xavier University's lush 74-acre main campus is located in Chicago's southwest side. Students enjoy the quaint charm of the historic Mount Greenwood neighborhood while being conveniently located only 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, with all of the sights, attractions, and culture the city has to offer. Student life centers around academic enrichment, exciting social events and award-winning athletics that bring the entire campus together as a community.
Through the "Discover Chicago" program, SXU makes it easy for you to take advantage of the city's one-of-a-kind entertainment and cultural resources. The program offers access, including transportation, to a wide range of attractions and events from visits to the Chicago Art Institute to Chicago Bulls home games all for free or at a low cost to Saint Xavier University students.
Student Organizations & Activities
Want to get involved on campus? On-campus activities and events help to keep residents and commuter students connected and involved. There are 47 SXU clubs and organizations related to academic, cultural, spiritual, social, political, club sports, student media, government, and leadership groups.
Saint Xavier also provides international education opportunities. Studying abroad can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. It allows you the opportunity to learn about the world and other cultures through first-hand experiences. Students can participate in a semester abroad through program providers with college students from across the United States. Our students have interned, volunteered and studied in such wide-ranging destinations as Australia, Jordan, Korea and Peru.
Athletics are another aspect of the Saint Xavier experience. Saint Xavier University competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Since 2005, 10 of Saint Xavier's 17 varsity teams have qualified for the NAIA national championships including football, baseball, softball, women's volleyball, and men's and women's soccer, cross country and basketball.