Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA, USA

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Xavier University of Louisiana
3.54 Average Rating

Antoinette from Washington, DC

a current student here
26 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Xavier professors care, they are always available to you. Xavier being a small school your classes are a lot smaller and you get the chance to interact with your professors and really get an understanding of what they are teaching. Also when you don't understand professor's make sure that they do whatever is necessary for you to understand the material. All professor's offer office hours and are usually in their offices before and after those hours. At Xavier you always have a chance to learn no matter what it takes or how long it takes for you to understand the material.
Am enjoying being here
Xavier is a very small school so the campus is very intimate. You get the chance to know everyone. Our campus is very active there is usually an event going on no matter what day. The Fraternities and Sororities are very active on the campus and give you multiple opportunities to do volunteer work and just to be involved with the community. We are not the biggest party school but campus life is great. Safety is also a top priority on the campus
Bang for the buck
Xavier is definitely worth the money because you can go to no other school and receive a better education. This is true because you are given the chance to succeed. The school works with you no matter any issue you may. Money is never a problem because if you do the work the school will work with you to keep you in school and try to do as much as they can to help you stay in school.
Tips for prospective students
Always be ready to work when you come to class
Always use planner
Utilize the fact the professors are constantly there to help to you
Organization is the key to a smooth college life and transition
Great for these types of students
Great for students who need a lot of attention.
Students who enjoy a more personal relationship with a professors
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Ebonee' from California

a current student here
16 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I didn't know what to expect when I started school at Xavier. In my first year experience i can truly say i learned a lot. I learned a lot educationally and personally. I learned a lot from the teachers and i also learned from the students that i shared my first year college experience with.
Am enjoying being here
Xavier University is very focused on educating their student in the best way. Yet there is still time for you to enjoy the college experience and meet great people from all over the country. There are many clubs and organizations you can be apart of. As long as you are willing to go out and join the fun you will enjoy it.
Bang for the buck
For a Catholic Private school, Xavier is not as expensive as most private schools. You are not just a number in the classroom, your teachers know you by your name. The teachers are always will to help you get ahead. The compassion that the teachers, faculty and staff is like no other. There are also tutoring labs that are at no extra cost to you and there for your benefit.
Tips for prospective students
1. Be prepared for everything
2. Taking advantage of your resources
3. Be organized
4. Don't be afraid to experience the college life. Enjoy it while you can.
Great for these types of students
Determined, strong willed, willing to work and study hard
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Dehzcha from Lithonia, GA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
12 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Xavier University is made for those students who want a education. The library and all the staff give you the tools you need to succeed. Nothing is impossible here. You can never feel alone when you are in class or out studying with friends.
Will enjoy being here
The students, teachers, Faulty and staff are REALLY great. Plus you're in the middle or a great city. When you first come to XAvier you will surely see for yourself what i mean.
Bang for the buck
YES, it does cost a lot, HOWEVER.....a great education is an investment to your life. They have the best technology available, free of cost, to you in the library. The cafeteria is so nice. You automatically get internet hook up in your room and free phone service. They have teachers who are with you the WHOLE way and more than 80% of Xavier's students graduate. What more is there to say...its a great school and is totally worth it.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to study. Have lots of dedication and network. You can never go wrong. Be open to new ideas and be organized. That is the key to success in college. Always manage your time. ANd just be ready to enjoy your next step in life.
Great for these types of students
Those who really enjoy school. Those who have big goals and want to reach them. This school is for any student who is prepared to be focused in school. Its not what you call a party school, so scratch that off your list, however you do get to enjoy the wonderful events of the city right at your back door.
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Kashmia from Baton Rouge, LA

accepted here and planning to attend soon
12 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
As one of the best schools in the world with pharmacy, I plan on learning a variety of things at Xavier University of Louisiana. The school has so much to offer and lots of experiences that will enhance my well-being in life. During my visitation, the atmosphere was very welcoming and the learning environment seems like everything will work out for the best.
Will enjoy being here
As the old capital of Louisiana and the most popular city in Louisiana, New Orleans is a place I enjoy being in every time I visit. Of course, I will enjoy myself because there will be family, friends, and my school. Basically, New Orleans is a place I can call one of my homes because I always used to visit and it is a city where I will never run out of things to do.
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Stephanie

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Xavier is a wonderful university for those who are very interested in learning. The work load isn't too much but it also isn't a walk in the park either. At xavier they give you the right amount of work to help your mind.
Am enjoying being here
i love being at Xavier! the people are very friendly and if you ever need any type of help they have dedicated staff that will assist you with any problem.
Bang for the buck
considering the education you receive while attending xavier its a great price!
Tips for prospective students
ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT! the staff at Xavier are there for you whenever you need them.
Great for these types of students
Pharmacy and Pre-Med students. They also have a wonderful engineering program for african americans
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Kia from Lithia Springs, GA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The quality and the quantity of the education that Xavier have to offer is amazing. Comparing to the college that a couple of my high school friends have elected to go to. They was surprise that Xavier offers free tutoring. They have a program called SAS and its for students who didn't do all that well on the SAT or ACT and they help you along the way. They will get you extra tutoring if needed. The professors at Xavier have an open office policy so if you ever need any extra help you just have to go seek them. The work is extremely hard but they are preparing you for your future whether after graduation you will be enrolling in graduate school or jump right into the work force. Another thing at Xavier is the professors now your name, you are not a number.
Am enjoying being here
Love being at Xavier, it a family oriented atmosphere. Small university, it is a HBCU so you know we do know how to have fun. But with that said they have a lot of clubs and organizations you can get involved to.
Bang for the buck
Even though Xavier is kind of expensive I truly believe with the amount of money you are paying to attend this institution it is a very good investment. The quality of the education is really beyond what you will receive from other institution.
Tips for prospective students
Xavier is not for everybody. If you are one of them types of students who want to go to college to party and not study and not go to class. Then don't waste your time or your money. Even though it is a HBCU and we have fun but Xavier take pride in the education. When you come on campus be ready to work. And if you debating if you should apply, go on ahead and do it. Xavier is an institution that will give you a chance don't matter how your test scores are looking, don't matter if you are rich or poor they will work with because they truly want to see you achieve. So if you get rejected from any other institutions just know that Xavier has your back and will put you to work and challenge you so that you can successful and not a statistic.
Great for these types of students
If you come to college to work and to get an education and you want to graduate and go on to graduate school or to the workforce then Xavier is right for.
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Current Xavier University Student

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I learned so much in every class. At first I thought it was overwhelming. There are tutoring centers and you can go see professors during office hours. They are all there to help because believe me, this school isn't easy. But it is definitely worth the struggle.
Am enjoying being here
I absoutely love it here. The weather is very pleasant all school year. I've meet some of the most amazing and open people I could ever imagine meeting. Most of the teachers are really nice but of course there are always a few exceptions. I find plenty to do from on campus yard events to parties. It is very easy to get around the city also.
Bang for the buck
XULA is a little expensive. I haven't graduated yet but hopefully its a bang for the buck. They do have a lot of pointless things they charge you for.
Tips for prospective students
Time management. Its necessary. There is so much work to be done and they all have deadlines however you do not want to be just about school. You definitely want to have some fun too, to relieve stress.
Great for these types of students
It is great for students who are determined and not put off by a heavy work load. Also, it is great for students who are not lazy. Its a lot of work, so if the student isn't willing to put in the time for it then this is not the school for you.
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Tiffany from Belle Chasse, LA

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
My professors are very explanatory in what they teach. Many professors bring in visual aids and take time to draw diagrams and pictures on the boards. Overall, I do learn a lot because of the efficiency of the professors and the school. They do not play. If you do not plan to take the classes seriously, do not attend because they definitely make you work for your grades.
Am enjoying being here
I really like the classroom setting. None of my classes are too larger. My professors actually know my name and they openly answer and ask for questions during lecture. Many of the professors also go out of their way to help you succeed.
Bang for the buck
Take advantage of the free tutoring centers. There is a biology, chemistry, english, and math tutoring center that offer peer tutoring for most of the day. The library offers a very quiet study atmosphere especially if you are lucky enough to get one of the quiet rooms. Each student is assigned to a specific adviser in your field that you are expected to meet with once a week. They keep you in the right direction. Also, the drill class for chemistry, although annoying sometimes, allows for more instruction time during chem lecture classes.
Tips for prospective students
Try to get living arrangements off campus because the freshman dorms are not that great. They are one bedroom, two people, with community bathrooms. There is no kitchen. The only thing you can use is a microwave in the lobby area of each floor. The centralized air conditioning is also annoying because often times it is way too hot, especially during winter.
Great for these types of students
Students that truly care about furthering their education in the medical field definitely important here. Although the school does have Art and Music majors also, most of the attending students major in a science or math. The Science department is phenomenal.
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delphine from toronto, on

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
xula is a small school, which makes it easy for them to push students and challenge them individually. there are numerous resources available to help students do well like study centres, tutoring centres, si sessions, and it's really easy to get to know your professors and attend office hours. it is hard not to be successful here.
Tips for prospective students
take advantages of extra curricular, networking and research opportunities and make sure your professors know who you are. trust me it makes a huge difference!
Academic Rigor
they demand a lot out of the students who are in stem majors especially. it is no cake-walk.
Dorm Life
the dorms are not the greatest, but they're on campus and its easy to get to classes from all of them.
Food and Dining
they stepped up their dining services in the spring 2016 semester. the staff is amazing, there are a variety of choices, and they have decent fruit.
What to do for fun
volunteer, hangout, there are a lot of activities on campus all the time, it is very close to downtown new orleans, literally one trolly and you're in the heart of the city.
Great for these types of students
great for ambitious people, achievers, people that are serious about their academics.
Clubs and Activities
there are a boat load of clubs and organizations on campus. there's definitely something for everybody.
Greek Life
greek life is alright.
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Kelvin from Metairie, LA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Xavier has a great science program for those interested in majoring pharmacy or bio med. They have strict curriculum on chemistry and biology classes but it is to prepare you for graduated college. For example in chemistry lab, they give you a basic guideline for chemistry procedures.
Am enjoying being here
Xavier University is all about studies, but there are many clubs to join and sports to participate in. It was a confusing at first, but soon it got bearable.
Bang for the buck
Not exactly bang for a buck. Maybe if the food they served improved, then maybe.
Tips for prospective students
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....Don't sleep in class. Paying attention in class is the first step in passing your class. Next always have a buddy you can trust at that college because in college, teachers WILL NOT baby you, you are responsible for keeping up with the work. Lastly, homework first, then play later.
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