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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,633
   Women 2,502 (54.0%)
   Men 2,131 (46.0%)
Graduate Students 1,905
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 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 551 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 546 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $50,880
  Tuition and Fees $36,150
  Room and Board $11,730
Average Percent of Need Met 68%
Average Freshman Award $22,548
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 342
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 43% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Cincinnati Population 296,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cincinnati
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 91% of freshmen, 52% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Musketeer
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%