A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Xavier University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Website
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There's nothing like the Xavier Experience.

Xavier University is a co-educational Jesuit, Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. The school is the sixth-oldest Catholic and fourth-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. With an undergraduate enrollment of 4,645 students and a graduate enrollment of 2,153, 98 percent of our graduates are employed, attending graduate school, or working in service or volunteer positions within six months of graduation.

It's in the heart of every Musketeer. We are a community of learners who succeed together in a spirit of learning, serving and achieving.

Xavier University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
1010-1190
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,757/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,444/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,889/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,358/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,427/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,011/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,299Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Motivated but still like to have fun
    32%
  • Highly motivated, friendly, and have fun!
    23%
  • Highly Motivated
    16%
  • Personable
    9%
  • Cliquey
    7%
  • Awesome
    5%
  • Unique
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life.68 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Welcoming
    55%
  • Community
    13%
  • Family
    10%
  • Magnificient
    10%
  • Fun
    5%
  • Friendly
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
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I just finished my first year at Xavier. I definitely loved the first semester from then the second semester because more people are open to meeting new people during the first semester. The second was a little rough since people had fallen into cliques since a lot of people are mentally still stuck in high school, but that's everywhere. I would highly recommend joining a club sport as it is an instant group of friends. Don't let this discourage you though! There will be cliquey people everywhere. Also if you are looking to party, I wouldn't choose Xavier. You can find parties, but most are overcrowded and get shut down.
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Xavier is a close knit community that truly cares for one another. The feeling of "being home" is the top reason that students say they chose this school I couldn't agree more. The professors care, the students care, and the campus cares. Academics are rigorous but the class sizes are reasonable so it's easy to get to know your professors and peers. There are so many opportunities for growth - internships, study abroad, panel talks, etc. What more could you ask for? A challenging curriculum with the appropriate tools to succeed. Go X!
When I first applied to Xavier, I had every intention of pursuing an Occupational Therapy degree. Then I decided to come in as a freshman undecided. Xavier was great helping me decide what I wanted to major in. Its important to remember that because it is a Jesuit and liberal arts university that the Core Curriculum is a little more extensive. Those classes can honestly be rough unless its something that you really are interested in. However, now I am an Early Childhood Education major and the program is incredible. The faculty and professors really want what is best for you as a student and future independent adult. I have met some of the best friends of a lifetime here and the basketball scene is always a blast. Go X!