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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

While following CDC, federal and state guidelines, Xavier is planning to welcome students back to campus and to teach in-person in August 2020. The fall semester will move forward by one week to begin on Monday, Aug. 17 and classes will be completed on Tuesday, Nov. 24, before Thanksgiving break. Final exams will be held in a remote format following Thanksgiving. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
From Xavier University

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 nearly 5,000 students and a graduate enrollment of about 2,000, 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
74%
SAT Range
1070-1250
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,240/ 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
$21,140/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    74%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,782Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
213
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Motivated but still like to have fun
    34%
  • Highly motivated, friendly, and have fun!
    24%
  • Highly Motivated
    14%
  • Cliquey
    8%
  • Personable
    8%
  • Awesome
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
67%
of students say they don't have Greek life.76 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Welcoming
    48%
  • Community
    13%
  • Family
    8%
  • Magnificient
    8%
  • Strict
    4%
  • Fun
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $51,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    73%
    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

    Xavier University Reviews

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    Xavier University is an amazing environment for students to create connections, gain a higher education and experience growth. The size of this university allows for incredibly accessible resources. Xavier thrives on supporting the students through their education but also their overall well-being. The emphasis on community at Xavier is huge. The support of faculty, residential assistants and fellow students is immense. One thing that makes Xavier university truly feel like home are the basketball games. Cintas is always sold out for every game and it is the place where students, faculty, alumni and everyone in between come together to cheer on our muskies. GO X!
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    At Xavier University, the Jesuit values of Kinship, Service, and Cura Personalis are especially prominent. Xavier is a kind, inviting place that offers a challenging curriculum, with great staff and endless opportunities for student involvement with ties in Cincinnati and all over the world. Students at Xavier have diverse mindsets and backgrounds, and a wealth of knowledge from many cultures. However, one thing that I would love to see change is how well students of color, and different cultural and religious backgrounds are represented and supported. The university believes in the value of sharing cultural knowledge between peers, but some students have room to grow in that area. Another major battle for a lot of students is the high tuition. Since Xavier is a private university, their tuition is naturally higher. They offer generous scholarships, have a great financial aid office, and many work-study opportunities, but the rising cost might turn some students off.
    Xavier University has been the perfect fit for me as an adult returning for a second Bachelors Degree. The admission counselor was so helpful in guiding me through all of the steps to make sure everything was in order before I began. Since starting the program I have had help from professors, guidance counselors, and even a life coach to ensure all of my needs are met in order to have a successful education here at Xavier University!