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Recognized for its "challenging classes" and "academic resources," Xavier University of Louisiana is a Catholic and historically Black university that stresses a well-rounded curriculum within a nurturing learning environment. Students here can "be whoever they want to be," which is why the school's support extends beyond programs in STEM and health sciences to a required 40-hour credit core curriculum that focuses on Catholic tradition and contemporary learning. For many students, attending this "extremely academically focused" university pays off. Several undergrads cite that the university is "known for having successful graduates go on to complete medical and graduate school."

But don't let Xavier's strenuous curriculum intimidate you. Many students agree, "[Our] school's greatest strength is our sense of togetherness. We all want to see each other succeed and are willing to help each other along the way," professors included. Most students describe their professors as "kind, understanding and always willing to work with you to achieve a goal." Faculty at the university "value [their students'] education," as observed by students who find that their instructors go above and beyond conventional teaching methods and try to incorporate pedagogical innovation into classes: "Instead of a final exam, my professor is making us do a podcast project in the style of a Vanderbilt professor." Additionally, as a school that challenges its students to be their best, "there is always a resource center or a teacher offering their services" to offer additional guidance. Overall, students agree that Xavier "truly prepares students for experiences after they graduate."

Student Body

"Though Xavier University of Louisiana is a historically black university, the student body is very diverse," with notably "well-rounded" and "community-minded" individuals. Several students identify that "even though this is a small campus, the people can be so different." Since Xavierites come from so many different backgrounds and regions, "they bring unique elements such as regional dances, phrases, mannerisms, and recipes." Though some might worry about feeling isolated, Xavier is "one big family" where "no one feels unreachable or untouchable." Additionally, it's clear that Xavier students recognize how hard their classmates work and make the effort to lift one another up. As one student puts it best, "No one will allow you to fail," but they will "[give] you challenges to push yourself forward."

Campus Life

It's a life of books at this rigorously academic university, so "literally most of us are in the library most of the day if not in class," though you will find that "students congregate in their dorm rooms or in the lobby area of the cafeteria." A life of books, at least, until the weekend, at which point the bustle of the nearby city calls out: "There's always something to do in New Orleans." As far as clubs and organizations go, there is "something for everyone, and you even have the opportunity to start clubs of your own." Many enrollees enjoy the Peer Dean Association, which has select members "provide a family space for incoming students" and help them acclimate to life on campus." This is preceded by the Vanguard, in which student ambassadors "are seen as the faces of Xavier" and offer tours and host events for prospective undergrads. Additionally, basketball games are wildly popular, and there are some events thrown on campus, such as "live music [on] Fridays," which "includes free food, dancing, and fun."

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Office of Admissions
One Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125



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The Office of Admissions hosts campus tours Monday through Friday for high school students and their families. In an effort to accommodate guests and provide the best experience, group visits are limited to 75 high school students. The campus visit experience includes a 30 minute presentation by an Admissions Representative, followed by a walking tour, led by a XULA Vanguard Ambassador.
Family Tours MWF 10am & 2 pm; Tues & Thurs 10am only. Group Tours Mondays 10:45 am; Tues, Wed, & Thurs @ 2:15pm

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Applicants: 6,575
Acceptance Rate: 95%
Average HS GPA: 3.70



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