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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Saint Xavier is a private, Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,713 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saint Xavier acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 57% of students, Saint Xavier alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,100.
3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association

Saint Xavier University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

SXU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$15,131/ 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
$25,494/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

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
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    78%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,713Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
242
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Friendly
    38%
  • Athlete or Commuter
    28%
  • Very studious
    15%
  • Fake
    8%
  • Goal-Oriented
    5%
  • Determined
    3%
  • Ideologically Homogeneous
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
26%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.70 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Diverse and accepting
    52%
  • Very welcoming
    27%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Fraudulent
    9%
  • Closed-off
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
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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I absolutely love this school! The best thing about this school is that there is no judgement calls. Nobody is ever judged in a bad way. Also, the school willingly helps students to get their career started. Although I am only a freshman, I feel confident in finding the perfect career for me with the help of SXU. A lot of people are very impressed when I say I go to SXU. The campus is just right. It is a little old-fashioned, but it works. The administration is wonderful. They really know how to do their jobs. Overall I think SXU is a great choice. The classes are challenging, you learn a lot, and it provides a positive environment for learning. The small class size enables you to form a closer relationship with your professors which makes it easier to communicates issues with curriculum or any other questions you may have. The only main improvement I would say is needed is the diner food.
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This is my fourth and final year at Saint Xavier University. I completed my general education classes the first two years and focused on my major in the last two. Overall, my experiences with academics and the professors were very good. The professors were all very helpful and would always stay to help or talk to you whenever you needed anything. It's a relatively medium sized school so everyone is very friendly with each other and you'll run into people you recognize a lot. There's always some type of event going on, whether it be in the diner or outside in the courtyard. The only thing that gave me a little trouble was the hunt to find parking before classes, but I'm sure that goes for any college campus.
I transferred to Saint Xavier University after attending a local community college and my transfer process was excellent! While working on my associates degree, I was able to take classes that easily transferred over to fulfill my bachelors degree requirements. This was very helpful to me because I didn't want to be put back in the 4 year college track. Saint Xavier also offers many scholarships and makes it very easy to set up a non interest payment plan throughout the year. What I would change about the school is that I would offer a greater variety of courses. I would also enjoy having more lounge space in the hallways since many of the students and myself are commuters. Furthermore, I would recommend the school to invest in finding a way to add more parking space because parking is always filled and very hard to find. Overall, I really enjoy the atmosphere and the small school setting, because the professors, students, and alumni are very welcoming and kind.