Xavier University: Narrative Description

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3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Tel: (513)745-3000
Free: 800-344-4698
Admissions: (513)745-3301
Fax: (513)745-4319
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.xu.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1831. Setting: 130-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $94 million. Research spending 2003-04: $157,000. Educational spending 2003-04: $7583 per student. Total enrollment: 6,668. Faculty: 589 (290 full-time, 299 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 4,764 applied, 74% were admitted. 29% from top 10% of their high school class, 58% from top quarter, 89% from top half. 7 National Merit Scholars, 26 valedictorians. Full-time: 3,365 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 578 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 40 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 14% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; liberal arts/general studies; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, 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 13 members of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 12/1 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $28,650 includes full-time tuition ($20,100), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($8250). College room only: $4580. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $405 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Activities Council, performing arts group, Xavier Action (service organization), Residence Hall Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Relay for Life, RSA Bingo. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, campuswide shuttle service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,774 students; 1,834 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. McDonald Library plus 1 other with 222,331 books, 754,690 microform titles, 7,756 serials, 6,335 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.5 million. 210 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 Cincinnati.

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