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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
6,640
Acceptance Rate
62%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

40%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 490
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 550
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
410 - 530

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

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
14:1
Total Faculty
250
with Terminal Degree
235

129
Men
121
Women
110
Minority
28
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
25%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education, General
  • Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • 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, General
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • 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 Clinical Sciences

  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Leisure and Recreational Activities

  • Art

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Fine and Studio Arts
  • Music
  • Music Performance, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

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 NABJ

Dr. George McKenna III
Educator

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

Dr. Myiesha Taylor
president and founder of Artemis Medical Society

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
25%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,773

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,834

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,932

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,225

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$21,212
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
$1,916

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,534
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
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)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,327
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

8.81%
Asian
78.50%
African-American
3.18%
Hispanic
3.18%
Caucasian
1.92%
International

73% female
27% male
44% are out of state
95% are full time
5% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
48%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
60%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Wellness Housing

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
88
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
1

1% join a fraternity
2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Gold Rush)
4 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Gold Nuggets)
5 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

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

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tulane University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tulane University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Tulane University

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

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
210

Average Number of PC's per Lab
108

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
HP

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mrs. Monica C. Scott
Director of Admissions

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

Phone
504-520-7388

Email
mscott9@xula.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Center
Convocation Center
Library
The Science Quad
St. Joseph's Resource Center
Tennis Courts, 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 Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
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, Airport Shuttle. Louis Armstrong International Airport

Driving Instructions to Campus
FROM DOWNTOWN NEW ORLEANS AND ALL POINTS EAST, take I-10 West and exit at South Carrollton Avenue (Exit 232). At the first light, cross over the canal and take a left (you are now on Washington Avenue). Stay on Washington for approximately four blocks (you will cross South Carrollton at the next light) and enter the campus by turning left onto the bridge at Pine St. FROM THE AIRPORT, BATON ROUGE AND ALL POINTS WEST, take I-10 East and exit at South Carrollton Avenue (Exit 232). At the first light, turn right. At the second light (approximately block away), turn left over the canal and left again after crossing (you are now on Washington Avenue). Stay on Washington for approximately four blocks (you will cross South Carrollton at the next light) and enter the campus by turning left onto the bridge at Pine St.

Local Accommodations
French Quarter St. Charles Avenue Central Business District


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