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Xavier University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Scholarships, Financial Aid & More


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Xavier University Description:

Xavier University's 125-acre campus is located about 5 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Founded in 1831, Xavier is one of the oldest Jesuit universities in the country. The university's preprofessional programs in business, education, communications and nursing are all popular among undergraduates. The school was granted a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. In athletics, the Xavier Musketeers compete in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference. The basketball team has met with notable success.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2013):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,633 (4,620 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 90% Full-time

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Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,000
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,520
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $46,520

Xavier University Financial Aid (2012 - 13):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,898
    • Loans: $8, 619

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Finance, History, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Xavier University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.xavier.edu/about/University-Mission-Statement.cfm

"Xavier’s mission is to educate. Our essential activity is the interaction of students and faculty in an educational experience characterized by critical thinking and articulate expression with specific attention given to ethical issues and values.

Xavier is a Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition, an urban university firmly rooted in the principles and conviction of the Judeo-Christian tradition and in the best ideals of American heritage.

Xavier is an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, to the orderly discussion of issues confronting society; and, as would befit an American institution grounded in the humanities and sciences, Xavier is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry[...]

With attention to the student as an individual, Jesuit education seeks to develop: 1. Intellectual skills for both a full life in the human community and service in the Kingdom of God; 2. Critical attention to the underlying philosophical and theological implications of the issues; 3. A world view that is oriented to responsible action and recognizes the intrinsic value of the natural and human values; 4. An understanding and communication of the moral and religious values through personal concern and lived witness, as well as by precept of instruction; and 5. A sense of the whole person- body, mind, and spirit.

In keeping with the Jesuit tradition, Xavier believes that religious insights are complementary to the intellectual life, and that a continuing synthesis of the Christian perspective with all other forms of human knowledge is conducive to wisdom and understanding. Xavier shares in worldwide Jesuit commitment to a creative and intelligent engagement with questions of peace and justice.

Xavier aims to provide all students with a supportive learning environment which offers opportunities for identifying personal needs, setting goals, and developing recreational and aesthetic interests and skills for daily living and leadership. The self-understanding and interpersonal development that result are vital corollaries to a student’s academic development.

Xavier believes that these goals can be achieved only through academic programs of high quality that are served by faculty devoted primarily to excellence in teaching, are nurtured by scholarship and research and are supported by a broad range of university and student life programs."

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