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Academics

The only historically black, Roman Catholic school in the country, Xavier University of Louisiana provides undergraduates with a myriad of “great opportunities” for everything from “study abroad [to]...professional development and career preparation.” Academically, the university is “very STEM oriented.” And many students report that “if you want to be in any of the sciences, Xavier is the place to be.” This helps explain why the university “produces the most black doctors in the nation.” However, if you’re not headed to medical school, fret not. Current students say that “all programs, no matter how small, are great and have so much to offer.” Even better, Xavier professors are known to be “very caring” and “very kind.” And students love that their instructors “want you to ask a lot of questions.” Just as critical, the vast majority of teachers here make sure that they’re available when undergrads need them. As one thankful student explains, “My professors help me with issues outside of school, and are always accessible outside of their office hours whether by email or just stopping by.” Perhaps this is why another undergrad concludes, “Xavier has the tools to help everyone get where they want to be.”

Student Body

Undergrads at Xavier love that the student body manages to feel like a “close-knit family.” As one individual explains, “Everyone here wants to do well.... We all want to see each other succeed, and we help each other as much as possible.” Additionally, many students bond over their shared desire “to become...prominent leaders in the community and promote wellness for all people of color.” Undergrads also report that their peers are “motivated,” “hard working,” and “understand that getting an education is a blessing.” Hence, many are “very focused on their studies.” Moreover, while the school is certainly co-ed, some undergrads do make a point of noting that there are far “more female students compared to male.” A large number also hail from “New Orleans and surrounding areas.” Importantly, Xavier is an Historically Black College and University (HBCU), and lots of individuals insist that you’ll find “diverse intellectuals who come from all races, cultures, creeds, and religions.” Another grateful student shares, “Everyone comes from various backgrounds and has such unique ways of approaching problems in the world today. My peers at Xavier always look out for one another and are welcoming to all. There’s no room for intolerance, and it’s always easy to find a companion.”

Campus Life

Students here are quick to declare that “life at Xavier is wonderful and cool.” While “class and school work are top priorities,” these undergrads still manage to carve out time for study breaks and for fun. Certainly, a “majority of the students are involved in clubs, organizations, or have a job on campus.” And many are also drawn to the “fun events” that the Xavier Activities Board (XAB) hosts “throughout the semester.” For example, XAB “plan[s] movie nights” and throws “live music Fridays [which bring] local artists or DJs [to] the yard [and allows] students to socialize and end the week of studies.” We’re also told that a number of Xavier undergrads also “spend their time in the recreational gym.” Students do report, however, that Xavier “isn’t much of a party...school.” While there are a handful of “parties thrown by various campus organizations,” most people “usually go to clubs and parties off campus to enjoy themselves on the weekend.” And, naturally, hometown New Orleans provides a plethora of cultural and entertainment options as well. Undergrads can frequently be found visiting “sights around [the city] such as the museums], City Park, and the garden district.”

Overview

Applicants
9,291
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.73

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
480 - 580
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — July 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
272
with Terminal Degree
239

163
Minority
143
Men
129
Women
34
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
46%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Bioinformatics.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biostatistics.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Finance, General.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Education, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Pharmacy.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Public Health, General.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

  • Art.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.
  • Statistics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fine and Studio Arts.
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Christie Gooden
Only the 4th African-American female trained in transplant surgeon

Ms. Alexis Herman
1st Afr Amer U.S Secretary of Labor

Dr. Regina Benjamin
18th US Surgeon General

Gregory Lee
Served a two-year term as the 19th President of the National Association of Black Journalist

Dr. Norman C. Francis
President Emeritus - Xavier University of Louisiana

Latoya Cantrell
First female mayor for the city of New Orleans

Dr. Myiesha Taylor
President and Founder of Artemis Medical Society

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
36%
Graduate in 5 years
46%
Graduate in 6 years
49%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,839

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$22,612
Required Fees
$2,394
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,047
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,530
Foreign Countries Represented
13

Demographics

4.42%
Asian
78.50%
African-American
4.71%
Hispanic
1.59%
Caucasian
4.77%
Unknown
2.06%
International

76% female
24% male
62% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
62%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Sheila August

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
1

1% join a fraternity
5% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

2% participate in intramural sports
5% participate in intercollegiate sports


Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: Support groups and related services are available for all students.

Minority Support Groups: Counseling services are available for all students.

Sustainability


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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Discounts are given on volume purchasing, i.e. We may get better pricing on purchasing 200 iPads instead of purchasing just 50; We DO NOT resale our hardware but rotate or purchase new after end of life.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jazmane Brown
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
One Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125

Phone
504-520-7388

Email
admissions@xula.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Center
Convocation Center
Library Resource Center
The Science Quad
St. Joseph's Resource Center
Tennis Courts, St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, Recreation Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
French Quarter
Audubon Zoo and Aquarium
Superdome
St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
The Marigny

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
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
504-520-7388

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Campus Tours are held at 10AM and 2PM on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Group Tours: Monday and Friday - 10:00am, Thursdays 2:15pm
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Contact Admissions Office

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Bus, Taxi, ride hailing, Airport Shuttle. Louis Armstrong International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
Getting to Xavier Xavier is located in the heart of New Orleans, La., and is easily accessible by car via the I-10 system. Please use this address to navigate to the Xavier South Building (Building #40) which is where the Admissions Office is located: 909 South Jefferson Davis Pkwy Ste. #400, New Orleans, LA 70125. From downtown New Orleans and all points East: take I-10 West and exit at South Carrollton Avenue (Exit 232). Drive straight through the Costco shopping area, then cross over the canal and take a left (you are now on Washington Avenue). Stay on Washington Ave. for approximately four blocks (you will cross South Carrollton Ave. at the next light) and enter the campus. Once you?ve crossed over South Carrollton Ave, keep driving until you get to Pine St. Then, turn left onto the bridge at Pine St. Once you have crossed the bridge, turn right onto Drexel Dr. until you get to S. Clark St. Turn left onto S. Clark St. and then turn right on Dixon St. This will bring you directly to the Xavier South Building. From the airport, Baton Rouge and all points West: take I-10 East and exit at South Carrollton Avenue (Exit 232). Once you have exited, get into the right lane and take the next exit onto Howard Ave. Once you have exited onto Howard Ave., turn right at South Jefferson Davis Pkwy. The Xavier South Building (Building #40), which is where the Admissions Office is located, can be found within the second block once you have passed the parking lot on the right side.

Local Accommodations
Hampton Inn & Suites Convention Center Hotel 1201 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70130 1-866-311-1200 Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown French Quarter Hotel 226 Carondelet St. New Orleans, LA 70130 1-866-311-1200 Hampton Inn & Suites Garden District Hotel 3626 St Charles Ave. New Orleans, LA 70115 1-866-311-1200


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