Xavier University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Ohio


Xavier University's 125-acre campus is located about 5 miles from downtown Cincinnati. Founded in 1831, Xavier is one of the oldest Jesuit universities in the country. The university's preprofessional programs in business, education, communications and nursing are all popular among undergraduates. The school was granted a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. In athletics, the Xavier Musketeers compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. The basketball team has met with notable success.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, Finance, History, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 6584
Total Grad Students: 2216
Undergraduate Students: 4368
Faculty: 309

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Percent Male: 47%
Percent Female: 53%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati Ohio 45207

Website: http://www.xavier.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 513-745-3000

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Celestine Goodloe
Director for Transfer Recruitment, Admission Office

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Celestine Goodloe
Director for Transfer Recruitment, Admission Office

Athletics Contact:
Mike Bobinski

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses when a grade of at least a C has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
Minimum credits to apply as a transfer student - 12 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if applying with less than 30 transferable credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A counselor recommendation (a recommendation from a current professor may be substituted) is required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is required (250-500 words) if applying with less than 30 transferrable credits.

Application Fee:
$35 nonrefundable fee for paper applications. No fee for online applications.

Other Requirements:
A listing of all courses for which you are currently enrolled is required.

Fall Deadline:
Rolling admissions

Spring Deadline:
Rolling admissions

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 28
English 22 27
Math 22 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 500 610
Math 500 620
Writing 490 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 69%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -69%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 2000

Room and Board: 9500

Tuition and Fees: 29970

Total Cost: 42470

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Scholarships - Transfer Scholarship and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. For financial aid, such as grants, loans, and work study programs, complete a FAFSA. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 513-745-3142 or xufinaid@xavier.edu.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 7631

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 100%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 66%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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