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Study at Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University is a coeducational institution of higher learning located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846 at the request of Bishop William Quarter. SXU enrolls more than 5, 000 students every semester and is known for its undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, business and education. The campus is spread across an area of over 100 acres of land. The university is organized into the following academic units:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The Graham School of Management
  • The School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • The School of Education
  • The School of Nursing
SXU's sports teams compete in the NAIA Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and are nicknamed the Cougars.

Profile of Saint Xavier University

The main campus of Saint Xavier University is in Chicago, IL (a large city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Saint Xavier University is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

Saint Xavier University students most commonly major in a field related to education and teaching.

Saint Xavier University Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 480 to 590. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 430 or more.


The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Saint Xavier University had 5, 675 enrolled students. Females make the bulk of the Student Enrolment at the school.

Student Life

Student athletes at Saint Xavier University belong to the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and Mid-States Football Association for major sports.

Saint Xavier University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching965teacher education, elementary school teaching, educational administration, reading teaching, education of disabled, secondary teaching, school Counselling, math teaching, . . .
Business and Management329business, business management, finance, marketing, business and related services, accounting, financial management, human resources management, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine129registered nursing, community nurse, nurse practitioner, adult health nursing, licensed practical nurse, various nursing, surgical nurse, nursing administration, . . .
Liberal Arts111liberal arts and sciences, English, sociology, political science, history, Spanish language, international relations, social services, . . .
Medical Support and Technology52speech pathology, pre-pharmacy
Therapy and Counselling51psychology, Counselling psychology, community health services, organizational psychology
Science38biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, botany, chemistry courses
Computer Science and Engineering27computer support, computer science, computer networking
Security and Law Enforcement23criminal justice and safety, corrections and criminal justice
Media23communication studies
Medicine17public health, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, pre-med
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion, pre-ministerial studies, theology, religious music
Music8music, music performance, voice, music management
Medical administration4health care administration, health care facilities management
Art Studies3art studies
Engineering0various engineering courses
Family and Social Work0family studies

Contact: Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University

3700 W 103rd St

Chicago, IL 60655

General Phone: (773) 298-3000

http://www.SXU. EDU

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