Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. It was founded as a seminary for men in 1831, gained university status in 1930 and became coeducational in 1969. It has an innovative "Freshman Experience Program" and a rigorous core curriculum, which integrates ethics and values with critical thinking and communication skills. Xavier is the first university to offer Service Fellowships, which cover full tuition, room and board, to students with high academic achievements and exemplary records of community service. Its 100-acre campus is located in the city of Cincinnati.

Website: www.xavier.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,633
Undergraduate
Students
(54.0%) 2,502 Women
(46.0%) 2,131 Men
1,905
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 11,605 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$54,310
Tuition and Fees
$38,530
Room and Board
$12,780
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$24,999
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,868
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
352
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Cincinnati Population
296,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Musketeer
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
10.1% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.9% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students
2.0% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.1%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   5

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3800 Victory Parkway
City, State, Zip
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Phone
(513) 745-3301
Fax
(513) 745-4319
E-mail
xuadmit@xavier.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 11,605 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 6,206 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 5,399 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,291 (15%) of 8,489 admitted students enrolled
Women
687 (15%) of 4,562 admitted students enrolled
Men
604 (15%) of 3,927 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
103
Students Accepting Wait List Position
32
Students Admitted From Wait List
9

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.52
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
11%
Score of 24 - 29
53%
Score of 18 - 23
35%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 84%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$54,310
Tuition and Fees
$38,530
Room and Board
$12,780
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
xufinaid@xu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003144
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
958 (86.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
717 (74.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
717 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
78 (10.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$24,999
Need-Based Gift
Received by 487 (67.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,459
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 429 (59.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,723
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 210 (29.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
238 (21.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,937

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,011 (70.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,470 (82.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,470 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
162 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$24,513
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,580 (64.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,424
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,432 (58.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,194
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 814 (33.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
529 (12.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,530

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,868
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Montessori Teacher Education
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing Science
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Liberal arts/general studies, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Forestry, environmental management, accounting, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
352
Part-Time Faculty
347
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 31% of classes
20-29 students: 39% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
450
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Health Services Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Psychology

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology--General

Location and Setting


Cincinnati Population
296,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati
Campus Size
189 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.9 average low in January, 81.6 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Cincinnati

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
52% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
48%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
campus-wide shuttle service

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Musketeer
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, softball, water polo
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, student government association, black student association, x-treme fans, alternative spring break, club sports
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,633
Women
2,502 (54.0%)
Men
2,131 (46.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,270
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
10.1% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.9% White
4.6% Unknown
International Students.
2.0% from 47 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
1,905

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
63.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
69.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
64%
Average Starting Salary
64%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
32.1%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 5%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 8%
Medicine 5%
Education 5%
Other 3%

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