Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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Xavier University
3.97 Average Rating

Rachel from Fort Wayne, IN

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am majoring in Natural Sciences at Xavier University. They provide a mass load of science help and much more, such as, Supplemental Instructions and tutoring. Supplemental Instructions are sessions in which upperclassman teach and review material from the lecture. They provide these sessions for Biology and Chemistry, three times a week. It has been calculated; those who attend the sessions on regular basis earn higher grades on tests. They also have free tutoring for just about any subject and all the professors have office hours in which you may attend for more individual help. If you want to learn, want the help, and want to succeed in life, Xavier University may be the perfect route to start.
Am enjoying being here
Enjoying is not the word I want to use. If I could think of a better word I would use it. Xavier University is a great school to enjoy your college life and to receive a degree at. The professors are great and very nice to all the students. They are always willing to help you and can work around your schedule if you cannot attend their office hours. The people here are awesome and it makes it even more remarkable to be around people who are pressing their way to success. Party's! We have them. Its all apart of the college life; however, the students here make sure they put their studies before the parties which I enjoy a lot.
Bang for the buck
Although Xavier is a great school, it is also an expensive school. It may be said that if you have low income and financial aid then you may not be able to attend this school. I am the first generation to attend school in my family. I come from a single parent home and have a 17 year old baby sister who will be expecting soon. I always had a dream to become a doctor and attend college with no doubt in my mind that it would be impossible. My first semester of college was a struggle for my mother and myself with the tuition; however, we made it through. Xavier University may be expensive but it is worth the struggle in the long run. I pray everyday that God helps my mother and myself have the money to pay for my schooling at Xavier University. With God and my mother on my side, I will make this tuition pay work. Because one has low income or little financial aid coming in, do not have any doubt that you cannot attend here because with hard work it is possible.
Tips for prospective students
Some tips you may find helpful may be:
Study hard
Time Management
Get involved on and off campus.
Make sure you have some free time so you can rest your brain, because you do not want to stress too much.
Search for all the help you can possibly get.
Get good rest, especially before a test.
Find something that will keep you motivated no matter what goes on in your life.
Make sure you keep a healthy diet and drink lots of water
READ THE BIBLE AND PRAY
Have Faith.
Try to relax, do not stress.
Run toward your dreams.
Great for these types of students
Xavier University is great for just about anyone, but to be more particular, it is great for those who may need extra help and tutoring, those who need help trying to manage their time wisely, those who want to succeed in life, and those who want to have an unforgotten and remarkable college life, both academic and social.
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Lauren from Carmel, IN

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I would give this section a relatively high rating. In high school I felt as if I did not need to work that hard for my grades but at the same time, I was not retaining any of the information. At Xavier, the classes are more difficult, but it is worth it because during the semester I was able to recall information from early on in the semester and apply it to what we were learning towards the end. It is a really awesome feeling when you actually know what you are talking about.
Another aspect of learning that I would also give a high rating relates to the social aspects of college. I have become involved with several clubs and organizations at Xavier relating to peace and justice issues, campus ministry, interfaith community, etc. There are always programs being put on by these organizations as well as many others every day. It is so great to be able to go any where on campus and see and learn something. There is always something going on and there is always something new.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy being on the campus. There are always familiar faces where ever I go, and that is something that I really like and appreciate. It is easy to meet people and to make friends. Parallel to that, by meeting those new people it becomes very easy to get involved with anything you want. I would say one of the downfalls is that there is not a lot of diversity on campus. There are a lot of opportunities to participate in programs that relate to diversity but as far as the actual amount of diversity on campus with relation to students, there is not much.
Bang for the buck
I love Xavier. There is definitely room for growth and change, but taht is true with any school. I love the atmosphere of campus and the faculty truly care about the students. The small class sizes enable the professors to know students by not just their names but their personalities as well. At the same time, it is for the student to take the initiative to seek out the professor.
Tips for prospective students
I would tell a prospective student to check it out a few times. Go on a tour, and stay with a student. I would recommend going to a class or two to see how the classes truly function. I would suggest that a prospective student go out on a weekend with a student to see what the social life is like outside of the academia. Check out the student center, Gallagher Student Center (GSC), during the day to see the dynamics of the school because GSC is truly the hub of the campus. There is a pub/burger joint, subway, a coffee shop, three levels of study area, career services, interfaith offices, and so much more. Also, see what the core values are of the school and look through the website to see if those core values, and the opportunities offered through the school are the same as what you value and are looking for.
Great for these types of students
- people who like getting to know their professors and having their professors know them
- people who may need extra help and explanations from their professors
- students who enjoy knowing people on campus and actually being able to see them on a daily or weekly basis without having to make an appointment with them - you will see friends every day, either going to class, coming from the dorms, the cafeteria, etc.
- people who enjoy participating in a ton of activities without necessarily having the obligation of having to attend meetings or hold a leadership position, they are available, but there is so much going on that if you are busy, you can still participate
- people who enjoy a small campus where everything is close but not super close
- people who enjoy school spirit (THERE IS SO MUCH!!)
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Katrina from Westerville, OH

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Last year, my rating would not have been this high. Now, as a sophomore, I am seeing more and more connections between classes which is incredible. Who knew biology and theology had similar concepts?
Am enjoying being here
Most definitely! Since Xavier is a pretty small school, I have met a ton of people. There is a lot of work for your classes, but it is like that everywhere. What matters is what you can do outside of class. Xavier has so many opportunities for involvement and lasting friendships.
Bang for the buck
Xavier is pretty expensive. Sometimes, you will get professors that do not fulfill your expectations based on what you are paying. Nevertheless, I would not go anywhere else, even for free.
Tips for prospective students
Enjoy the uniqueness of Xavier! From the interactions with professors to the church services to the intense basketball games, Xavier is a community wishing to include everyone so that you may have the time of your life.
Great for these types of students
ANYONE! Xavier is very diverse and usually you will not see one nationality forming a clique or anything like in high school. You are accepted no matter what and can be friends with whoever you want.
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Katja from Rosharon , TX

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers really give time to the students to listen to the questions and do what they can to help you understand. All of the profeesors have office hours that are set and by appoitment.
Am enjoying being here
There are lots of clubs you can join and tons of leadership opportunities along with volunteer opportunities. It is very easy to make friends and to talk to just about everyone.
Bang for the buck
Sure it's a little pricey, but what good school isn't. This school offers alot of computer rentals and printing for free, along with tutoring for just about any class you could think of.
Tips for prospective students
It's a great school, but you have to know which teachers to get. The campus is beautiful with great architecture. The teachers actually care about the students and are always willing to help. The classes are all pretty small I have yet to have a lecture bigger than 50 students, and that was a science course.
Great for these types of students
Leaders
Volunteers
Adventurous
Active
Excited
and anyone who just wants to go to school and make friends that will last a lifetime
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Paige

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
If you are Looking for a School that will challenge you academically, look no further, Xavier University is a perfect match! The course riggers from English 101 to Molecular Biology will prepare you for anything that you can fathom. I am learning more than my brain can handle and the quality of higher education can get no better.
Am enjoying being here
The aura at Xavier is a welcoming, nurturing and empowering. Who wouldn't want to be apart of the musketeer family?
Bang for the buck
The million dollar question, or should I say the roughly $37,820 question. You definitely get all that you pay for through superb living quarters, an infinite amount of campus activities and the top of the line degree.
Tips for prospective students
A tip for prospective students. What ever university you decide to matriculate through make sure you are fully prepared to manage your school work, relationships, and extracurriculars. I like to think that college is a lot like high school but with homework on steroids and ten times more responsiblity.
Great for these types of students
Xavier University is great for any student that is wanting and willing to work for their education. As well as for the student who is eagered to be a well rounded contributor to society.
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Emily from Newport, KY

researching this school
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Professors are very dedicated, and will stay to help with any questions. Classes are very small, and I hear the work is challenging and keeps you interested.
Will enjoy being here
There are a lot of clubs to join, things to do, and places to go. Cafes are restaurants are located on campus, as well as a theater, volleyball court and basketball court next to dorms, and even the gym where their big games take place. Students get discounts and sometimes even free tickets to these games. Great architecture and a lot of space. It's like a city inside a city.
Bang for the buck
Quite expensive, but definitely worth it. It is a very respectable school, with a great reputation and wonderful education and career opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
Search for plenty of scholarships and grants, and be prepared for an in depth, broad learning experience.
Great for these types of students
Great for students who like a challenge, but also like to have fun, participate with other students and the community, and enjoy their selves.
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Kiersten from Fayetteville, GA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have never enjoyed learning as much as I am at Xavier. I have learned so much in my first year and want to keep on learning! I actually enjoy going to class now.
Am enjoying being here
I have never had such a fun year. I have made so many friends and am always doing stuff with them. Xavier provides so many things to do around and off campus each and everyday. Every weekend there is always something going on so you know that you will never be bored around campus!
Bang for the buck
Xavier is a little pricey, but so worth it! The new dorms are AMAZING and the new buildings are such great learning and studying environments. For finals week, I practically lived in the new buildings. Also, there is so much stuff you can use for free while at school. Of course this comes out of your tuition money, but so worth it! All of the free printing, free book use, free internet use, it is all worth the money!
Tips for prospective students
Xavier is a little more challenging than other schools, so you need to know how to balance out your schoolwork and hanging out with friends. But after the first year flies by, you won't ever want to leave!
Great for these types of students
Xavier is great for almost all students, especially people who like to know everyone. You will know so many people around campus, and if you don't like that, don't come to Xavier! GO XU!
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Megan from Taylor Mill, KY

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Classes are small, and professors have more time to focus on things that you might have trouble with understanding, or would like to go over again. They also all have office hours where they are more than willing to help you learn a concept. Also, they offer great programs such as TRIO, tudors, writing/math centers, and so much more.
Am enjoying being here
Xavier is just the right size. You have a closeness with people which makes you feel like you're part of a family, and you have plenty of opportunity to meet new people, enjoy sporting events, concerts, and just overall have a lot to do! Living on campus is an experience I wouldn't pass up either, it truly gives you the full college experience!
Bang for the buck
Xavier is very pricey, but you really are getting what you are paying for. When you go out in the real world and apply for jobs you're going to get a job over other people simply for the fact that you have a degree from Xavier. It might sound mean to others, who are going to community colleges or something of the sort, but it's the reality of the situation. It'll definitely benefit you in the future if you pick Xavier, and want a good job.
Tips for prospective students
Don't listen to people when they say college was easier than high school. Sure, you have a lot of freedom and choices, but the material in the classroom is very hard, and you usually don't have homework. You take tests, and that is your grade. Don't slack off or get behind in classes, it won't be good for you in the future.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who has an open mind!
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Catie from Newport, KY

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At my high school, most of my classes were easy A's. At Xavier, you have to work and study hard. I am definitely learning a lot because of the professors. They are informative, explain everything well, and love what they are doing. They try their best to be open to students in case anyone needs help.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love it at Xavier. It is such a great atmosphere. Everyone is welcome and they do not judge you. There is usually a lot of fun events during the semester.
Bang for the buck
Xavier is a bit pricey, but it is worth it. The education you will receive is fantastic. If you read about past alums, you'll see that many people who have graduated from Xavier have great jobs. Xavier offers tutoring if you need a little extra help. They have math and writing labs if you need help with your math class or with writing a paper.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved! It makes college so much more enjoyable and you will make a ton of friends. Go to the basketball games, the late night movies, or whatever the SGA is offering. Be sure to communicate with your professors. They put themselves out there for a reason. Talk to them during their office hours, over email, or before or after class. And definitely be sure to speak up in class. Professors tend to make participation a part of your grade.
Great for these types of students
Xavier is great for almost anyone. If you're looking for a small, nice campus, small classes, a welcoming environment, and a place to show off your school spirit, then Xavier is for you.
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Gaylord from New Orleans, LA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Xavier you will learn a lot about yourself and about your major. You have to constantly study as usual. Xavier have different programs around campus that would help you such as writing centers, math centers, chemistry centers, and etc.
Am enjoying being here
Xavier is a hate or love school honestly. The school has hardly any extracurriclur activities, but they make up with events that scheduled throughout the semester. The environment is great! Everyone around you is positive and willing to help with whatever problem you may have. Furthermore, waking up to the beautiful campus is also a plus.
Bang for the buck
Although it may not seem that it is worth it, but in reality it is. Xavier has taught me a lot of different things. The education you are paying for is worth it in the long run because Xavier has this way of making you do your best. Every grade you get you have to earn it.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to work hard and study. You have to also talk to upper classman to see who to take because there are some problems at Xavier like lack of understanding due to accents.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for students who want to become a doctor and willing to work hard to get to that place.
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