Xavier University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Scholarships, Financial Aid & More

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Xavier University Description:

Xavier University's 125-acre campus is located about 5 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Founded in 1831, Xavier is one of the oldest Jesuit universities in the country. The university's preprofessional programs in business, education, communications and nursing are all popular among undergraduates. The school was granted a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences.

In athletics, the Xavier Musketeers compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. The basketball team has met with notable success.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,260 (4,548 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $36,150
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,730
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $50,880

Xavier University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 67%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,389
    • Loans: $8,350

    Academic Programs:

    Graduation and Retention Rates:

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Baseball, Tennis, Golf, Track and Field
    • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Xavier University Mission Statement:

    read the complete mission statement at http://www.xavier.edu/about/University-Mission-Statement.cfm

    "Xavier’s mission is to educate. Our essential activity is the interaction of students and faculty in an educational experience characterized by critical thinking and articulate expression with specific attention given to ethical issues and values.

    Xavier is a Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition, an urban university firmly rooted in the principles and conviction of the Judeo-Christian tradition and in the best ideals of American heritage.

    Xavier is an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, to the orderly discussion of issues confronting society; and, as would befit an American institution grounded in the humanities and sciences, Xavier is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry..."