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Xavier University is a private institution that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,540, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 180 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Xavier University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 4. Its tuition and fees are $32,070 (2012-13).
Xavier University is a Jesuit college located in Cincinnati. As the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the country, it includes the Bellarmine Chapel at the center of campus for both residents and students to attend. Although Xavier doesn’t offer traditional fraternities or sororities, there are historically black Greek-letter organizations as well as many other clubs for students to join. Each fall, student groups compete in the Club Olympics, where they play games to practice team building and win prizes. Xavier athletics include many Division I sports for student athletes to choose from, but it’s best known for its men’s basketball team that plays in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. Although its sports team is the Musketeers, one of Xavier’s mascots is The Blue Blob, who cheers with fans at the Cintas Center arena and has appeared in a few ESPN commercials.
Unless they live with their parents nearby, Xavier students must live on campus for the first two years of school. About a quarter of undergraduate students study in the Williams College of Business, which also offers M.B.A. programs for graduate students. There are other graduate programs to choose from as well, including health fields such as clinical psychology, healthcare management, and nursing. Speaker of the House John Boehner graduated from Xavier and was once honored with a personalized Musketeer jacket at a men’s basketball game.
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There's an incredible power at the heart of Xavier. Like the point that comes together in the center of the University's 'X', Xavier represents an institution of perfect balance.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
When applying to Xavier University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Xavier University is $35. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Xavier University is 12:1, and the school has 41.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Xavier University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Social Sciences; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.0 percent.
Xavier University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,540, with a gender distribution of 46.9 percent male students and 53.1 percent female students. At this school, 50.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50.0 percent of students live off campus. Xavier University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Xavier University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Xavier University, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Xavier University.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Xavier University, 61.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $14,658.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$32,070 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$11,010 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data