Xavier University Overview
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Xavier University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Xavier University Known For?
- Students at Xavier have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Xavier is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 48% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Xavier makes roughly $51,600 a year. This is 26% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- The average Xavier student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Xavier University Rankings
Xavier is ranked #351 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #11 out of 108 schools in Ohio.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Xavier has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Xavier.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Xavier has earned from around the web.
|#49||Best Liberal Arts Schools||College Factual|
|#62||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
|#62||Best Liberal Arts General Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#96||Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#128||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
|#279||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
Where Is Xavier University?
Contact details for Xavier are given below.
|Address:||3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207-1092|
How Do I Get Into Xavier?
You can apply to Xavier online at: https://www.xavier.edu/admission/apply.cfm
Admission Requirements for Xavier
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Xavier?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.
Average Test Scores
About 33% of students accepted to Xavier submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 620.
Can I Afford Xavier University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Xavier, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $9,820 a year. That adds up to $39,280 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Xavier is 2.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Xavier University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,789 graduate students at the school.
Of the 5,055 full-time undergraduates at Xavier, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Xavier University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||481|
|Hispanic or Latino||283|
Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Xavier University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 59 countries are represented at Xavier. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.
Online Learning at Xavier University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Xavier has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 20th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Xavier
The following table shows how Xavier is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||#46||#46|
|Management Information Systems||#69||#69|
Online Growth Rankings of Xavier
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Xavier University was 31.5%. This is the #859 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Xavier regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Xavier majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||5%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||5%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Xavier ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Xavier.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Health Professions||#20|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#142|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#290|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#372|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Xavier University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Brendan Riley under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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