Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio
4-year Private university


Xavier University is a private institution established in 1831 with an urban setting located in Cincinnati. It is ranked 201 among National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $48,125. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,860. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#201 among National Universities
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1831
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
4,860 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $48,125
Outstate Tuition Fee $48,125
Room and Board Fees $13,820
$50,231 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


84% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$35,378 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$26,260 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $63,320
33% Students with need received Financial Aid
14.8% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application October 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

St. Ignatius Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility Admitted Students
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline Jan 15
Merit Scholarships and Awards
Total Worth $23,000 to $30,000 annually.
Eligibility Admitted Students
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Legacy Scholarship
Total Worth --
Details The Legacy Scholarship is funded by donations from the State of Ohio Collegiate License Plate Program. Incoming first-year students who are lineal descendants (children or grandchildren) of Xavier University graduates are considered. A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship can be renewed for up to 4 years so long as the student remains in good academic standing with the University. The amount awarded each year varies. Selection will be made by the Legacy Scholarship Committee.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is January 15, 2024.


4,860 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
84% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
67% Students graduate within 6 years