Xavier University of Louisiana Admissions

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Xavier University of Louisiana Description:

Xavier University of Louisiana, a liberal arts college located in New Orleans, is the country's only historically black university affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. 70% of XULA students are African American, and 56% come from Louisiana. The college has particular strengths in the sciences; both biology and chemistry are extremely popular among undergraduates.

XULA has an impressive record of placing African American students into medical school. The university's strengths in the sciences are complemented by a core curriculum that is heavy in the liberal arts.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,997 (2,248 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 27% Male / 73% Female
  • 94% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,046
  • Books: $1,220 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,152
  • Other Expenses: $2,003
  • Total Cost: $35,421

Xavier University of Louisiana Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 69%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,179
    • Loans: $6,452

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 45%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 41%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Xavier University of Louisiana Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://xula.edu/mission/index.html

"Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service."