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Xavier University of Louisiana Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Xavier University of Louisiana, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Xavier University of Louisiana Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Xavier University of Louisiana was awarded 16 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is biological and biomedical sciences.

Overall Quality

XULA is ranked #845 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 24 colleges in Louisiana, XULA is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into XULA?

Acceptance Rate

Xavier University of Louisiana has an acceptance rate of 64%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for XULA.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to XULA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 470 and 588.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Xavier University of Louisiana  ( 490 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Xavier University of Louisiana  ( 470 to 588 )
XULA received ACT scores from 82% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Xavier University of Louisiana  ( 20 to 26 )

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Xavier University of Louisiana Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Xavier University of Louisiana is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Xavier University of Louisiana is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Xavier University of Louisiana

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Xavier University of Louisiana is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at XULA is 23%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  23 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at XULA

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,530 undergraduates at XULA with 2,424 being full-time and 106 being part-time.

XULA Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

XULA scored 47.94 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  47.94 out of 100
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How Much Does Xavier University of Louisiana Cost?

The overall average net price of XULA is $19,569. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for XULA

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,314 $18,533 $22,058 $21,660 $23,534

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of XULA, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At XULA, approximately 76% of students took out student loans averaging $7,061 a year. That adds up to $28,244 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at XULA is 7.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do XULA Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from XULA make about $49,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for XULA students since it is 25% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Xavier University of Louisiana make the most money.

Location of Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana is a private not-for-profit institution located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The city atmosphere of New Orleans makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Xavier University of Louisiana

Contact details for XULA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125-1098
Phone: 504-486-7411

Xavier University of Louisiana Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana. Of these students, 328 received undergraduate degrees and 180 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Biology 133 $20,900
Chemistry 38 $23,700
General Psychology 36 $23,000
Public Health 15 NA
Political Science & Government 13 NA
Communication & Media Studies 12 NA
Marketing 9 NA
Accounting 8 NA
Sociology 7 NA
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 6 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Xavier University of Louisiana along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at XULA

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 250 students took at least one online class at Xavier University of Louisiana. This is an increase from the 231 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 250 31
2016-2017 231 34
2015-2016 254 2
2014-2015 306 5
2013-2014 235 2

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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