Xavier University

Xavier University

Xavier University was established in 1831 as the Athenaeum College for men. It is the fourth oldest Jesuit University and the sixth oldest Catholic university in the United States. The campus sits upon an area of around 125 acres in Cincinnati, Ohio. The university ranked second in 2008 among top ten universities in the Midwest by the U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 70 academic programs and degrees and is divided into the following colleges:

  • Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Social Sciences
  • College of Health and Education
  • Williams College of Business

Xavier University competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I in the Atlantic Ten Conference. Its sports teams are known as the Musketeers and participate in basketball, cross country, baseball, volleyball, swimming, track and field, golf, tennis and soccer.

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Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati , OH 45207-1092
General Phone: (513) 745-3000

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Xavier University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management568business, business management, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, international business, ...
Education and Teaching398educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, music teaching, reading teaching, ...
Liberal Arts307German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, Classical languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, economics, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine129registered nursing, nursing administration, pediatric nursing, clinical nurse specialist, various nursing
Therapy and Counseling96psychology, clinical psychology, mental health counseling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy83sports and fitness management, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Science78biology, natural sciences, chemistry, physics, physical science courses
Media65communication and journalism
Security and Law Enforcement29criminal justice and safety
Medical Administration29health care administration
Religion and Philosophy26philosophy, religion
Family and Social Work14social work
Fine Arts12fine arts
Medical Support and Technology11radiation therapist, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering9computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Xavier University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree188
Bachelor's degree92750
Master's degree89233
Doctor's degree121
Postbaccalaureate certificate161
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Post-master's certificate01

Xavier University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Xavier University had a total enrollment of 6,646 students (6,025 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 54%
Graduate 46%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 80%
Black 9%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 23%
20-21 23%
22-24 13%
25-29 17%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York3%
(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%
West Virginia1%
North Carolina1%

Xavier University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

Xavier University Room and Board (2007)

Xavier University offers campus housing for 1,809 of its 6,025 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Cincinnati, Ohio for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Ohio Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Xavier University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math500610
SAT Writing500600
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT68%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT80%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Xavier University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,860
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,860
Room and board $ 9,270
Room charge $ 5,100
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,170
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Xavier University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 314400)

Xavier University Faculty

Xavier University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4629
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3150

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year37$95,37121$89,021
Associate professoracademic year50$72,59341$72,371
Assistant professoracademic year44$66,41234$62,936
Instructoracademic year6$45,08611$47,370
Lectureracademic year13$48,68719$44,896
No academic rankacademic year13$45,75619$48,627
All faculty totalacademic year163$71,036145$63,962

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Xavier University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Atlantic 10 Conference
Baseball Atlantic 10 Conference
Track Atlantic 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5069119

Xavier University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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