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|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
100% of students gave Xavier University 4 stars overall.
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.
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||5,039|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||8,433|
- Latino: 4%
- African American: 11%
- Caucasian: 79%
- Asian: 2%
- Unknown and Other: 3%
|Unknown and Other||3%|
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