Xavier University (XU)

Cincinnati, OH

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Xavier University

Xavier University

Xavier University Student Essentials

Xavier University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Musketeers
Nickname: XU
Website: www.xavier.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 32,070
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 32,070
Retention Rate: 80%
Enrollment: 8,433
Year Established: 1831

About XU

For more than 12 years, Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio has consistently been ranked as one of the top ten master’s universities in the country.

A Jesuit school, Xavier University’s rigorous academics encompass more than 80 undergraduate majors as well as a number of graduate degrees. Students at Xavier may pursue such fields as Education, Environmental Science, Modern Languages, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Theology.

Xavier also provides adult and continuing education options for those in the community who would like to learn a new skill or simply return to school.

Since Xavier is a Catholic school, the Catholic tenets of service and faith play a big part in the campus life. Students may participate in campus ministries, a faith and service organization that allows them to offer compassionate service to those in need, and community outreach programs. Other student life activities include a student radio station as well as other student media and recreational sports activities.

Admission to Xavier is quite competitive, with students expected to have a strong record of academic performance, high SAT or ACT scores, a letter of recommendation and extracurricular experiences.

Financial aid is awarded to many Xavier students through scholarships, grants and other sources.

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XU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Xavier University 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Former Student - Last Attended 1995

Overall Rating

When I was looking at colleges, I didn't quite know what I wanted to do, but I wanted to move away from home to a city that would be large enough for me to find a job in once I graduated. In Ohio, that narrows down the choices a bit because so many of the schools are in smaller cities surrounded by rural areas. So I liked the location of Xavier, being in Cincinnati. Moving to a city of that size was a perfect transition of moving away from home and living on my own for the first time - even if it was in a dorm room. The campus has changed a lot since then, and there's been roads closed, green space built in, very large new construction projects (there was always some sort of major project in my 5 years there), a new on campus sport arena, new university center, etc, so I can't really say much about getting around on campus, except that it's not HUGE, so walking from one side to the other was about 15 min. tops. What I really liked about that campus was that it felt like a village. The dorms were close to each other, somewhat in the center, and classroom buildings were in their own section. For the most part, I never had to be in scattered areas of campus on the same day. Had I know exactly what I wanted to do "when I grew up" (I now work on the business side of the music industry, and I didn't really get any exposure to that while I was there. I probably wouldn't have chosen to go to Xavier or I would have chosen a different path while there, but now I can't imagine life without having lived those years where, with whom, and how I did. (I'm sure a lot of people can say that about their college experiences tho.


XU Map & Location

Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207


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Getting Around XU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Cincinnati, OH

Winter
Dec
43
26
Jan
40
22
Feb
45
25
Spring
Mar
55
33
Apr
66
42
May
75
52
Summer
Jun
83
61
Jul
87
65
Aug
86
63
Fall
Sep
79
55
Oct
68
43
Nov
56
34

XU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,039
Freshman Class 1,192
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 8,433

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 11%
  • Caucasian: 79%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 3%
Latino 4%
African American 11%
Caucasian 79%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 3%

Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 40%
Full-Time 89%
Part-Time 11%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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