Xavier University of Louisiana: Narrative Description

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1 Drexel Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70125-1098
Tel: (504)486-7411; 877-XAVIERU
Admissions: (504)520-7388
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.xula.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 23-acre urban campus with easy access to New Orleans. Endowment: $48.5 million. Total enrollment: 4,121. Faculty: 289 (241 full-time, 48 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 4,248 applied, 83% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 83% from top half. Full-time: 3,143 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 147 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 15 other countries, 49% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Hispanic, 84% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 2% 25 or older, 30% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; psychology; physical sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, 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. Off campus study at 2 members of the New Orleans Consortium, St. Michael's College, University of Notre Dame. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 1/15 for early action. Notification: 4/15, 2/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $19,300 includes full-time tuition ($11,300), mandatory fees ($900), and college room and board ($7100). Room and board charges vary according to location. Part-time tuition: $475 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 64 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 2% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Mobilization at Xavier, AWARE, NAACP, California Club, Beta Beta Beta. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fest, Martin Luther King Week for Peace. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, bicycle patrols. 1,678 college housing spaces available; 1,306 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Xavier Library plus 1 other with 238,455 books, 785,994 microform titles, 1,868 serials, and 6,186 audiovisual materials. 250 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 Tulane University.

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