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Xavier University is a Catholic college that prides itself on being a small community driven by Jesuit ideals, making “[all students] feel comfortable in every aspect over their four years.” The school “focuses on how to make [its students] better people,” and the school’s connections throughout the city and state provide “post-graduate opportunities that involve careers [and] volunteer work,” as well as access to the sprawling Jesuit alumni network. Study abroad, field work, and internship opportunities are plentiful, and many students also volunteer on campus, which brings to the school “an amazing atmosphere for any student regardless of … age, religion, or culture.

“Professors are more than enthusiastic about their students’ success,” says a student. Faculty members utilize their skills and resources to “challenge the minds of students in the best possible way,” truly preparing them for the future “especially when it comes to critical thinking.” Classes incorporate guest speakers who “share experiences and tips,” projects utilize programs that are relevant to real world practices, such as Qualtrics and Nielsen, and many core classes are seminars where students “solely discuss as a class and engage with each other” rather than a traditional lecture. Although “exams can be difficult depending on the class,” most professors will offer the opportunity “to earn points back or redo parts of [an] exam,” and “smaller class sizes make it easy to get to know your professors and create a bond with many of them.”

Student Body

“Xavier students are well-rounded and highly involved individuals,” which means “the campus feels like family.” The small, tight-knit community here “brings a sense of intimacy.” “If you’re struggling with something, there will be someone to help you,” says a student. People tend to be “laid-back and welcoming but are also a somewhat homogenous group,” though everyone is “inclusive and supportive of different faiths [and] political views.” Students note that the school is in the act of “becoming more diverse,” which allows “for more discussion to learn new perspectives and … in turn to understand each other more deeply.”

Campus Life

“People at Xavier fill their days with clubs, activities, sports, … and studying,” and “everyone here has so much school spirit.” “Basketball season is the best time of year at Xavier,” says a student. “Students … are very devoted to studying,” so during the weekdays they are really focused on doing their schoolwork. “There is more time to go out and roam around off-campus [and] the Cincinnati area” on the weekends, so that’s when social gatherings usually take place. The campus is “gorgeous and well-maintained,” though students admit it “could use more on-campus dining options.” Students love “the size of the university and … the general feel.” It’s “very easy to see the same people each and every day,” which means “making friends [is] easy and fun.” This is a social bunch, and students “truly like to be around others, since everyone is so nice.” When not studying, many students “go grab coffee at Gallagher Student Center or hang out on the lawn if the weather is good.”

Overview

Applicants
14,758
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.63

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 640
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
824
with Terminal Degree
379

509
Women
315
Men
105
Minority
9
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.

  • Agricultural Business and Management.
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.

  • BASIC SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTAL/REMEDIAL EDUCATION.

  • Second Language Learning.

  • 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 Development.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Knowledge Management.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Marketing, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Organizational Leadership.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Advertising.
  • Communication, General.
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
  • Public Relations/Image Management.
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Education, General.
  • Education, Other.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
  • Montessori Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Reading 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.
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.

  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Health Services Administration.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician.
  • Medical Informatics.
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Corrections.
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.
  • Natural Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Natural Resource Economics.
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy, Other.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

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

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Clinical Psychology.
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Economics, Other.
  • International Economics.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Political Science and Government, Other.
  • Political Science and Government.
  • Sociology.
  • Urban Studies/Affairs.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other.
  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Musical Theatre.


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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


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

Charles Geschke
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Adobe Systems

David West
NBA San Antonio Spurs

Robert Kohlhepp
Former President/CEO Cintas Corp.

Karen Wells
VP-Nutrition and Menu Strategy, McDonalds Corp.

Sara Matthew
Former CEO Dun and Bradstreet

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

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
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,587

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,327

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,825

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$10,348

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,386

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$42,230
Required Fees
$230
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,300

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,700

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,310
Comprehensive Fee

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
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,047
Foreign Countries Represented
45

Demographics

2.89%
Asian
9.30%
African-American
5.65%
Hispanic
75.19%
Caucasian
1.82%
Unknown
1.18%
International

54% female
46% male
57% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
46%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Office of Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Cassandra Jones, MRC, CRC

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Students with learning disabilities requesting accommodations must provide current and comprehensive documentation from a licensed clinical professional who has relevant experience in differential diagnosis (i.e., licensed clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, or licensed clinical counselor). This type of documentation not only validates the presence of a disability, but is useful in providing information to support educational planning and anticipate future accommodation needs. The provided documentation must be on official letterhead and signed and dated by the certifying professional. A description of preferred documentation is listed below. ? A comprehensive psycho-educational test battery, which means intelligence/ability testing and educational/achievement testing are recommended. A full diagnostic report, including all standard test scores as well as subtest scores and the evaluator's narrative, is recommended. If you are providing information from a public school, include the most recent Comprehensive Evaluation (i.e. Multi-factored Evaluation) and Individual Educational Program (IEP) and the original eligibility evaluation as well as any other MFE's that include the results of a psycho-educational test battery. These documents alone may or may not provide adequate information to document the learning disability. ? A diagnosis made by (a) qualified professional(s) i.e., licensed school psychologist, licensed psychologist, learning disabilities/educational specialist is suggested. The learning disability diagnosis must be clearly stated. References to academic weaknesses and learning differences alone may not substantiate a learning disability diagnosis. ? Assessments normed for adults are preferred. What this means is that your assessments should not be assessments for children, but rather tests that are designed for adults, i.e. WAIS-III rather than WISC-III. ? A diagnosis of a learning disability and type(s) of learning disability (ies), which should be supported by test data and a description of current functional limitations are important. Psycho-educational testing completed within the last three years provides a better assessment of current functional limitations. ? Suggestions for appropriate accommodations are helpful. It is important that these suggestions are based upon functional limitations. If it is not evident why an accommodation is suggested by assessing test scores and resulting functional limitations, then a rationale for the accommodations is necessary.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Documentation is needed to help determine the appropriate reasonable accommodations that the student may be qualified to receive. To verify the disability and its severity, Disability Services requires the following current documentation from a physician or other approved specialist with experience and expertise in the area related to the student?s disability. Students requesting accommodations must provide an appropriate diagnostic evaluation administered by trained and qualified (i.e., certified and/or licensed) professionals (e.g., medical doctors, ophthalmologists, neurologists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, audiologists). The Required information must be on official letterhead stating the applicant?s name and date of birth and must be signed and dated by the certifying professional. The diagnostic report must include: 1. Clear disability diagnosis, including a clinical history that establishes the age of the student at the initial date of diagnosis, last contact with the student, and any secondary conditions that might be present. 2. Procedures used to diagnose the disability. 3. Description of any medical and/or behavioral symptoms associated with the disability. 4. Discussion of medications, dosage, frequency, and any adverse side effects attributable to their use. 5. Clear statement specifying functional limitations (i.e., substantial limitations to one or more major life activities and degree of severity) due to the disability and/or medications for which the student may require accommodations. 6. Recommendations for accommodations, including rationale. If the accommodation recommendations are specific to limitations in learning (e.g., reading, mathematics, written expression), an appropriate psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation must be administered to document ability/achievement discrepancies.

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
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
167
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

4% 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.

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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
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Helen LaGrange
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
Health United Building
The Gallagher Student Center
Smith Hall, home to Williams College of Business
Fenwick Place, residence hall and home to the Hoff Dining Commons

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Rookwood Commons outdoor shopping area
Newport on the Levee
Fountain Square/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: 2 hours

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 downtown 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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