Xavier University Of Louisiana

Xavier University Of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, coeducational, liberal arts, Roman Catholic university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. It was established in 1915 to develop African-American Christian leadership; however, today, over half of the student body is non-Catholic and only 10% is black. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. Xavier is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Pharmacy

Xavier's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). The men's teams are nicknamed the Gold Rush, and the women's teams are known as the Gold Nuggets.

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Contacting Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana
One Drexel Drive
New Orleans , LA 70125-1098
General Phone: (504) 486-7411

Xavier University of Louisiana Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Science188biology, biochemistry, microbiology, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Therapy and Counseling57psychology, community health services, mental health counseling
Liberal Arts42French language, Spanish language, English, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management26business management, accounting, finance, marketing
Education and Teaching21curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, English teaching, foreign language teaching, ...
Media15mass communication
Medical Support and Technology7speech pathology
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science, computer support, computer engineering
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy, theology
Art Studies3art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and physical education
Mathematics2mathematics, statistics
Music2music, music performance, voice

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree34340
Master's degree3111
Doctor's degree - professional practice1521

Xavier University of Louisiana Student Body

Xavier University of Louisiana is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Xavier University of Louisiana had a total enrollment of 3,088 students (3,346 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 26%
Women 74%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 75%
Graduate 25%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 5%
Black 76%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 33%
20-21 32%
22-24 20%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Xavier University of Louisiana Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 67 %

Xavier University of Louisiana Room and Board (2007)

Xavier University of Louisiana offers campus housing for 1,433 of its 3,346 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Xavier University of Louisiana Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410530
SAT Math400520
SAT Writing410520
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT31%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT83%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Xavier University of Louisiana Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,500
Room and board $ 6,800
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,726

Financial Aid:
Xavier University of Louisiana participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 203200)

Xavier University of Louisiana Faculty

Xavier University of Louisiana has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3628
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2638

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$123,7251*
Associate professorcalendar year2*5$102,280
Assistant professorcalendar year9$84,89415$86,467
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year19$103,54523$90,033

*: 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 year24$80,23612$81,283
Associate professoracademic year18$63,35719$60,638
Assistant professoracademic year34$53,24727$51,860
Instructoracademic year6$45,0468$37,569
Lectureracademic year5$37,62010$38,350
All faculty totalacademic year87$61,32076$55,418

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

Xavier University of Louisiana Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Track Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports10313

Xavier University of Louisiana Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Microbiology, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
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