Saint Xavier University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Saint Xavier University Admissions Overview:

Students interested in Saint Xavier University, in order to apply, will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or the ACT (the school accepts both, with no preference for one over the other). In 2016, the university had an acceptance rate of 75%, meaning that it accepted three-quarters of applicants that year. Prospective students with good grades and solid test scores have a good chance of being admitted.

For more information about applying, and to schedule a campus visit, be sure to contact the admissions office at Saint Xavier's.

Admissions Data (2016):

Saint Xavier University Description:

Saint Xavier University is a private, Roman Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, it is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. The main campus is situated on 109 scenic acres in southwest Chicago, at the heart of the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood. The campus has taken steps toward environmental sustainability, opening several eco-friendly dormitories and making efforts to utilize clean alternative energy sources.

The university also has a satellite campus 25 miles southwest of Chicago in Orland Park, which houses its continuing and professional studies programs. On the academic front, Saint Xavier offers 43 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate programs. Popular areas of study include business administration, nursing, elementary education, biology and communication sciences and disorders.

Campus life is active, with nearly 50 student-led academic, cultural, recreational and spiritual organizations. The Saint Xavier Cougars field 12 men’s and women’s athletic teams in the NAIA Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 3,896 (2,954 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,250
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,060
  • Other Expenses: $1,958
  • Total Cost: $46,468

Saint Xavier University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 76%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,878
    • Loans: $6,414

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business, Elementary Education, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Baseball, Cheerleading, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Golf, Soccer, Dance, Basketball, Track and Field, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Softball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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