Saint Xavier University: Narrative Description

views updated


3700 West 103rd St.
Chicago, IL 60655-3105
Tel: (773)298-3000
Free: 800-462-9288
Admissions: (773)298-3121
Fax: (773)298-3076
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site:


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1847. Setting: 70-acre urban campus. Endowment: $7.9 million. Total enrollment: 5,722. Faculty: 398 (168 full-time, 230 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,812 applied, 70% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 2,311 students, 70% women, 30% men. Part-time: 764 students, 75% women, 25% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 2 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 28% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 15% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,054 includes full-time tuition ($17,150), mandatory fees ($180), and college room and board ($6724). College room only: $3836. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $575 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Black Student Union, UNIDOS (Hispanic Organization), Student Nurses Association, Business Students Association. Major annual events: Homecoming Celebrations, Boat Bash. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 630 college housing spaces available; 600 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Byrne Memorial Library with 170,753 books, 10,519 microform titles, 717 serials, 3,112 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.2 million. 306 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Chicago.

More From

About this article

Saint Xavier University: Narrative Description

Updated About content Print Article

You Might Also Like


    Saint Xavier University: Narrative Description