Xavier University has moderately selective admissions -- a little over two out of every three applicants will get in. Accepted students typically have strong grades and decent standardized test scores. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. Most successful applicants had high school averages of "B" or higher, combined SAT scores of 1500 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 21 or better. Higher numbers improve your chances, and many admitted students had GPAs up in the "A" range.
You can see a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue on the left side of the graph. Some students with grades and test scores that were potentially on target for Xavier University did not get admitted. On the flip side, some students were accepted with grades and standardized test scores that were a bit below the norm. This is because Xavier's admissions process is about much more than numbers. The university uses the Common Application and has holistic admissions. Xavier's admissions officers want to see that you have taken rigorous high school courses, not remedial courses that get you an easy "A." Also, they will be looking for a well written personal essay, meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities, an engaging short answer, and glowing letters of recommendation. Note that a few majors at Xavier are more selective than others: Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Radiological Technology, Biology and Chemistry all have highly selective admissions.
To learn more about Xavier University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Xavier University Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?