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Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association
From Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University is a distinguished four-year private institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846. Chicago’s oldest Catholic university and the first Mercy college in the United States, Saint Xavier provides a transformative educational experience to 3,600 students at its Chicago campus with more than 40 undergraduate programs and nearly 30 graduate program options in the College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management (GSM), and School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS) as well as a variety of program options in Continuing and Adult Education. SXU is consistently recognized as one of the best in the Midwest.

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Saint Xavier University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
960-1140
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,975 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,448 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 60 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 60 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 60 responses

Majors

Nursing Major at Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS) prepares nursing students for the 21st-century health care workplace by teaching them to be strong, compassionate clinicians with a focus on health and wellness across diverse populations through innovative and creative educational models from a top-ranked program.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    2%
  • None
    62%
  • Some
    36%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,725 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
232
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Athlete or Commuter
    28%
  • Very studious
    15%
  • Fake
    8%
  • Goal-Oriented
    5%
  • Determined
    3%
  • Ideologically Homogeneous
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
27%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 71 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
  • Diverse and accepting
    51%
  • Very welcoming
    29%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Fraudulent
    9%
  • Closed-off
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 44 responses

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