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Study at Xavier University

Xavier University was established in 1831 as the Athenaeum College for men. It is the fourth oldest Jesuit University and the sixth oldest Catholic university in the United States. The campus sits upon an area of around 125 acres in Cincinnati, Ohio. The university ranked second in 2008 among top ten universities in the Midwest by the U. S. News and World Report. The university offers more than 70 academic programs and degrees and is divided into the following colleges:

Colleges of Arts and Sciences

College of Social Sciences

College of Health and Education

Williams College of Business

Xavier University competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I in the Atlantic Ten Conference. Its sports teams are known as the Musketeers and participate in basketball, cross country, baseball, volleyball, swimming, track and field, golf, tennis and soccer.

Cincinnati, OH is home to Xavier University. Cincinnati is a large city. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. Xavier University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at Xavier University can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in business and management and education and teaching.

Xavier University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 645.


Xavier University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Xavier University has 6, 646 enrolled students.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Xavier University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic 10 Conference.


Xavier University

3800 Victory Parkway

Cincinnati, OH 45207-1092

General Phone: (513) 745-3000


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