Xavier University of Louisiana: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Xavier University of Louisiana is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 58%. Located in New Orleans, XULA is the country's only historically black university affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. The college has particular strengths in the sciences which are complemented by a core curriculum that is focused on the liberal arts.

Considering applying to Xavier University of Louisiana? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Xavier University of Louisiana had an acceptance rate of 58%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 58 students were accepted, making XULA's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 8,352
Percent Admitted 58%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 18%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Xavier University of Louisiana requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 42% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 526 629
Math 490 560
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Xavier University of Louisiana's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to XULA scored between 526 and 629, while 25% scored below 526 and 25% scored above 629. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 490 and 560, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 560. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1190 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Requirements

Xavier University of Louisiana does not require the optional SAT writing section. Note that XULA does not superscore SAT results, your highest composite SAT score from a single test date will be considered. 

ACT Scores and Requirements

Xavier University of Louisiana requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 73% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 26
Math 17 25
Composite 20 26

This admissions data tells us that most of XULA's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to XULA received a composite ACT score between 20 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Note that Xavier University of Louisiana does not supescore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. XULA does not require the optional ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Xavier University of Louisiana's incoming freshmen class was 3.64, and over 44% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Xavier University of Louisiana have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Xavier University of Louisiana Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Xavier University of Louisiana Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph was self-reported by applicants to Xavier University of Louisiana. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Xavier University of Louisiana, which accepts over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. However, XULA also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A glowing letter of recommendation and participation in meaningful extracurricular activities can strengthen your application, as can a rigorous course schedule.

Applicants to Xavier University of Louisiana may receive one of two types of admission: regular or conditional. Those who receive conditional admission are required to enroll and complete developmental courses, achieve a higher SAT or ACT score, or meet the required tests scores in a placement test before receiving regular admission.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were admitted to Xavier University of Louisiana. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 900 or higher, an ACT composite of 17 or higher, and a high school average of a "C" or better. Grades and test scores above these lower ranges will improve your chances, and the majority of admitted students had grades in the "A" and "B" range.

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