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Find out more about how Xavier University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Xavier University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Xavier University was awarded 33 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Xavier is ranked #313 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 80 colleges in Ohio, Xavier is ranked at #15.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Xavier?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Xavier University is 74%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Xavier is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 34% of students accepted to Xavier submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Xavier University  ( 540 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Xavier University  ( 520 to 620 )
Xavier received ACT scores from 77% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 28.

ACT Composite Scores for Xavier University  ( 22 to 28 )

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Xavier University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Xavier is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Xavier University is 50%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  50 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Xavier University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Xavier University has a freshmen retention rate of 84%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  84 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Xavier the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Xavier

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,634 undergraduates at Xavier with 4,370 being full-time and 264 being part-time.

Xavier 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.

With an overall score of 90.83 out of 100, Xavier is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.83 out of 100
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How Much Does Xavier University Cost?

The overall average net price of Xavier is $31,305. 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 Xavier

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,913 $26,764 $30,246 $32,414 $33,264

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 Xavier, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Xavier, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $8,309 a year. That adds up to $33,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Xavier is 5.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Xavier Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Xavier make about $51,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Xavier graduates since it is 30% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Xavier University

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Xavier University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of Xavier is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Location of Xavier University

Contact details for Xavier are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207-1092
Phone: 513-745-3000

Xavier University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 70 majors graduated from Xavier University. Of these students, 1,264 received undergraduate degrees and 780 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
Nursing 218 $56,000
Marketing 103 $46,700
Liberal Arts General Studies 89 $44,600
Finance & Financial Management 76 $48,400
Political Science & Government 65 $33,700
General Psychology 54 $27,500
Public Relations & Advertising 46 $32,300
Health & Physical Education 43 $30,900
Accounting 42 $53,800
General Biology 41 $26,800

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

Online Learning at Xavier

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,107 students took at least one online class at Xavier University. This is an increase from the 1,612 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,107 823
2016-2017 1,612 523
2015-2016 1,366 272
2014-2015 859 95
2013-2014 525 79

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