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Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded in 1925, is a Catholic, historically Black, liberal arts university. The purpose of the university is to promote a more just and humane society. To this end, Xavier prepares its students to assume roles of leadership and service in society. This preparation takes place in a pluralistic teaching and learning environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service. Its 29-acre, urban campus is located in New Orleans.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,327
   Women 1,705 (73.3%)
   Men 622 (26.7%)
Graduate Students 670
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 48% of 6,640 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.40
SAT Math 430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 450-460 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 20-26 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 $36,123
  Tuition and Fees $23,046
  Room and Board $8,523
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award $22,835
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 220
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 23% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 13% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
New Orleans Population 369,250
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 55% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Sororities 2% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
80.0% Black/African-American
3.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
3.2% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students 1.9%
First-Year Students Returning 72.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 24.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported