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Xavier University of Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Xavier University of Louisiana overview
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Online xula.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Xavier University of Louisiana overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Xavier University of Louisiana, situated in the heart of New Orleans, holds the distinction of being the only historically Black and Catholic institution of higher education in the United States. Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier has a longstanding tradition of promoting a more just and humane society through its educational programs. The campus features a mix of modern and historic architecture, providing a distinctive backdrop for a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. While the university offers a range of majors, it is particularly renowned for its Pre-Med program and its success in sending African American graduates to medical schools. In terms of application selectivity, Xavier is considered to be moderately selective. The university provides on-campus housing options for students who wish to live within the academic and social hub of the institution.

In the most recent statistical year 8,803 prospective students applied, and 8,377 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 838 enrolled in the school.  3,300 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 119 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $23,996 plus fees of $2,867. Xavier University of Louisiana is ranked 596 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Xavier University of Louisiana is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.
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Xavier University of Louisiana is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Xavier University of Louisiana overview
SAT 1000/1160
ACT 20/25
GPA 3.7

Applications Accepted

Xavier University of Louisiana overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Xavier University of Louisiana
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,867
Room and Board $10,400
Budget for Other Expenses$2,308
Total One Year Cost$40,871

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$61,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Xavier University of Louisiana students
Subject Percent of Class
Biology 35%
Physical Sciences 19%
Business 14%
Psychology 13%
Communication 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160904 IPEDS survey data for Xavier University of Louisiana.

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