Saint Xavier University

Chicago, IL, USA
3.44 Average Rating

Saint Xavier University is a private four-year institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic church. SXU operates two campuses, one in a residential neighborhood of Chicago and a second in suburban Orland Park, Illinois. The school provides a curriculum that highlights social responsibility and ethical concern. Favored majors among undergraduates include nursing, business, and counseling psychology.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
75%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
97%
Out-Of-State Students
3%
100%
Submitting ACT
1%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 990
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,715
Total Number of Undergrads
2,942
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
34%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
52%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,911
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$33,880
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$33,880
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,340
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,975
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,211
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,798

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
80%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,212
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$258
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Student Organizations
37
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
21%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cougars
School Colors
Grey/Scarlet
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
West Chicago
Cincinnati
Louisville
Phoenix
Rockford
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
90%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.44 Average Rating
Everyone here including students, teachers, and staff are so nice and helpful. Saint Xavier University also provides its students with a pleasant and learning atmosphere. Finally, it's a small school with small classes, and a lot more attention is given to each student.
Lauren from Chicago, IL
SXU is a catholic institution, although all are welcome, that has small classes and great teachers. On campus we have a gym, our own lake, a chapel, great dorms, and a beautiful, small campus. The classes are personal with teachers that are extremely approachable and available.
Nicole from Rolling Meadows, IL
At SXU, there are helpful staff members, namely people who are willing to help and try to get you the resources you need.
They have all types of study rooms and cafeterias and programs to take advantage of!
There are all cool events and clubs to attend!
Cara from Blue Island, IL
St. Xavier University is a small diverse community where everyone is friendly and knows everyone. Teachers and staff are very helpful and want to see the students succeed. St. Xavier provide wonderful activities to keep students busy as well.
Amelia from Hales Corners, WI
Saint Xavier is a great private college to attend. They have a variety of majors and minors to choose from. The school is well diverse and have a lot of activities to get involved in.
Briana from Chicago, IL
Saint Xavier University offers a small college at top quality. This University is small enough for students to have great one on one help from professors. Saint Xavier really takes care of their students academically and socially.
Aaron from Chicago, IL
Saint Xavier University is a wonderful school with so many resources that are available on campus for example their library has the most resources in the Chicago land area. Saint Xavier is all equipped and up to date with the latest equipment such as Ipads and computers for students; which is available to students at all times . Saint Xavier also has a warm and welcoming feeling when going there everyday all the professors and staff are all so nice.
Vanessa from Chicago, IL