St. Xavier University

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3700 W. 103rd Street

Chicago, IL 60655

Phone: (773) 298-3000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#42 Overall Score: 53 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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St. Xavier University is a private institution that was founded in 1846. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,843, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. Xavier University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 42. Its tuition and fees are $28,970 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

St Xavier University is a coeducational, private Catholic university founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846 and serving a diverse population of just under 5,000 students. The University has two campus locations. The 74 acre Chicago campus is loacted in a residential neighborhood. The Orland Park campus is situated on 46 acres of wooded land in suburban Orland Park. St Xavier offers approximately 40 undergraduate degree programs and 25 graduate degree options in the School of Nursing, School of Education, Graham School of Management and School of Arts and Sciences. St Xavier University seeks diversely talented students who will engage actively in a learning community that is intergenerational, multiethnic and international. Programs of study emphasize liberal arts and specialized professional education within a context of ethical concern and social responsibility. The University complements formal curricula with co-curricular services and programs intended to enhance lifelong learning, foster personal growth and develop leadership qualities.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1846
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $9,374,505


When applying to St. Xavier University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at St. Xavier University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.8 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 80.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at St. Xavier University is 13:1, and the school has 40.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. Xavier University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Psychology; and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 33%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 25%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20%
Education 13%
Psychology 8%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 7%

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Student Life

St. Xavier University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,843, with a gender distribution of 31.9 percent male students and 68.1 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74 percent of students live off campus. St. Xavier University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,384
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

St. Xavier University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. St. Xavier University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. Xavier University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at St. Xavier University.

Students who have cars on campus 90%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At St. Xavier University, 88.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,925.

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Tuition and fees $28,970 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,920 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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