Saint Xavier University

3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

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https://WWW.SXU.EDU
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Main telephone 773-298-3000
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Public or private Private
Type of school University
Denomination Catholic
Date founded 1847
Degrees offered Certificate or diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, Other advanced degrees
School accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Setting Urban (in a large city)
Campus size 70 acres
County Cook
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Number of full time, freshmen men 198
Number of full time, freshmen women 384
Total number of full time freshmen 582
Number of part time, freshmen men 0
Number of part time, freshmen women 1
Total number of part time freshmen 1
Total number of freshmen men 198
Total number of freshmen women 385
Total number of freshmen 583
Number of full time, undergraduate men 801
Number of full time, undergraduate women 1,736
Total number of full time undergraduates 2,537
Number of part time, undergraduate men 143
Number of part time, undergraduate women 313
Total number of part time undergraduates 456
Total number of undergraduate males 944
Total number of undergraduate females 2,049
Total number of undergraduate students 2,993
Number of male graduate students 414
Number of female graduate students 1,302
Total number of graduate students 1,716
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,358
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 3,351
Total enrollment 4,709
American Indian/Alaskan Native Less than 1%
Asian 2%
Black 11%
Hispanic 38%
White 40%
Race/ethnicity unknown 3%
These figures reflect responses of people who chose to indicate their racial-ethnic background. All categories except Hispanic represent non-Hispanic students. International students are not included in these figures so they may not add up to 100 percent.
Percentage of students from out of state 5%
Percentage of students from outside the US Less than 1%
Percentage of students 25 or older 19%
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Tuition year 2018-2019
In-state tuition $33,300
Out-of-state tuition $33,300
Fees $1,080
Undergraduate costs are for ... (Costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year.)
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Financial aid contact person Susan Swisher
Financial aid contact title Director of Financial Aid
Financial aid contact e-mail Email
Financial aid phone 773-298-3073
Financial aid office website Find more information on this website
Submit these forms FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Application deadline (for fall term) February 15
Loans
Federal PLUS loans (for parents) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (subsidized) Yes
Federal Stafford loans (unsubsidized) Yes
Need-based scholarships and grants
Federal Pell Grants Yes
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Yes
Nursing Yes
Privately-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
State-sponsored scholarships and grants Yes
United Negro College Fund Yes
Merit-based scholarships and grants
School-sponsored scholarships in academics Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in art Yes
School-sponsored scholarships in special achievements Yes
School-sponsored scholarships for special characteristics Yes
Student employment
Work study Yes
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Admissions contact person Kathleen Carlson
Admissions contact title Vice President
Admissions contact e-mail Email
Admissions phone (local) 800-462-9288
Electronic application website Find more information on this website
For incoming students Moderately difficult (about 85% of all applicants accepted)
Number of male applicants 1,772
Number of male applicants accepted 1,468
Number of male applicants who enrolled 198
Number of female applicants 3,748
Number of female applicants accepted 3,111
Number of female applicants who enrolled 385
Total number of applicants 5,520
Total number of applicants accepted 4,579
Total number of applicants who enrolled 583
High school education High school diploma required and GED accepted.
Fall* application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall admission applicants Continuous
Fall transfer application deadline Continuous
Notification date for fall transfer applicants Continuous
* Application dates for winter, spring, or summer term admission are likely to be different.
Online application available Find more information on this website
Application fee $25
Submit these items:
High school GPA (minimum) 2.5
High school GPA Recommended, but not required
High school transcript or GED certificate Required for all students
Interview Recommended, but not required
Written essay or personal statement Recommended, but not required
Required exams SAT or ACT
High school GPA Very important
Difficulty of high school courses Important
Standardized test scores Very important
High school class rank Not considered
Recommendations Considered
Application essay Very important
Character/personal qualities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent or ability Considered
Extracurricular activities Considered
Level of applicant's interest Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment Not considered
Work experience Considered
Related to a school graduate Not considered
First generation college student Not considered
Racial/ethnic group Not considered
Accepted students can defer admission for a period of time Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) general Yes
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject Yes
Life long learning Yes
ACT score
12 - 17 5%
18 - 23 58%
24 - 29 33%
30 - 36 4%
Average GPA (on 4.0 scale) 3.4
Percentage in top 50% of their high school class 84%
Percentage in top 25% 50%
Percentage in top 10% 22%
Percentage of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year 72%
Percentage of full-time students who complete their bachelor's degree:
In four years or less 32%
Between four and five years 15%
Between five and six years 4%
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Certificate or diploma Yes
Bachelor's Yes
Master's Yes
Other advanced degrees Yes
Academic calendar Semesters
Number of faculty on campus 360
Student faculty ratio 15:1
Required number of credits for a bachelor's degree 120 semester hours
All students must meet:
Core curriculum or school-wide requirements Yes
Internship requirement Depends on major
Math or science requirement Yes
Senior project requirement Depends on major
Evenings Yes
Part time Yes
Summer school Yes
Weekends Yes
Accelerated degree Yes
Double major Yes
Graduate courses open to undergraduates Yes
Honors program Yes
Student-designed major Yes
Study abroad available Yes
Air Force ROTC Yes
Advanced Placement Yes
Cooperative education Yes
Independent study Yes
International Baccalaureate Yes
Internships Yes
Computers on campus for student use Yes (500)
Computer lab available to students Yes
Computer network can be accessed from dorm rooms Yes
Computer network can be accessed from off campus Yes
Online registration for classes Yes
Main library name Byrne Memorial Library
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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Yes
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Choral groups Yes
Drama or theater groups Yes
Marching band Yes
Newspaper Yes
Radio station Yes
Number of student clubs and associations with open membership 37
Largest clubs and organizations on campus Student Activities Board, Black Student Union, UNIDOS (Hispanic Organization), Student Nurses Association, Business Students Association
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Percentage of students who live on campus 17%
Percentage of students on campus on a typical weekend 50%
School owns or operates housing Yes
Highest year that students are required to live on campus Not required
Housing availability for first year students No special consideration
Housing options Co-ed
School owns or operates housing for Single graduate students
Housing availability for single graduate students First come, first served
Housing application deadline August 15
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English as a Second Language (ESL) program Yes
Remedial education courses Yes
Health clinic Yes
Low-cost health insurance Yes
Psychological counseling Yes
Orientation Yes
Services for students with learning disabilities Yes
Women's center Yes
24-hour emergency phone and alarms on campus Yes
Campus patrolled by trained security personnel Yes
Late night transport service Yes
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Had a full-time job offer within six months of graduation 90%
Was counseled by the career services office 75%
Alumni networking and mentoring Yes
Career counseling Yes
Career interest testing Yes
Career library Yes
Job bank Yes
Job fairs Yes
Job interviews Yes
Job interview preparation Yes
On campus recruitment by employers Yes
Placement assistance Yes
Résumé preparation assistance Yes
Résumé referral to employers Yes
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Grad admissions contact person Brian Hotzfield
Grad admissions contact title Director of Admission
Grad admissions contact e-mail address Email
Grad admissions contact phone (local) 800-462-9288
Number of full time, male graduate students 94
Number of full time, female graduate students 181
Total number of full time graduate students 275
Number of part time, male graduate students 320
Number of part time, female graduate students 1,121
Total number of part time graduate students 1,441
Total number of male graduate students 414
Total number of female graduate students 1,302
Total number of graduate students 1,716
Number of undergraduate men 944
Number of undergraduate women 2,049
Total number of undergraduate students 2,993
Total number of male undergraduate and graduate students 1,358
Total number of female undergraduate and graduate students 3,351
Total enrollment 4,709
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security. If you have questions or concerns about the information displaying please contact Illinois Career Information System.