#8 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Xavier University

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Xavier University overview
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
Online xavier.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Xavier University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Xavier University, positioned in the residential neighborhood of Evanston in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a private Jesuit institution founded in 1831, making it one of the oldest Catholic universities in the nation. The campus is characterized by a blend of traditional and modern architecture that includes on-campus housing options for students. Academically, Xavier is known for its strong programs in business and nursing, as well as for its liberal arts curriculum. The university has a moderately selective admissions process. The college's urban setting provides students with access to the cultural and professional opportunities of the nearby metropolitan area of Cincinnati. Though Xavier fields a variety of NCAA Division I athletic teams known as the Musketeers, it is particularly recognized for its men's basketball program.

In the most recent statistical year 14,836 prospective students applied, and 12,542 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,191 enrolled in the school.  5,075 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,039 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $44,770 plus fees of $230. Xavier is ranked 253 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Xavier is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Xavier University overview
SAT 1120/1310
ACT 23/30
GPA 3.68

Applications Accepted

Xavier University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Xavier University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$230
Room and Board $13,820
Budget for Other Expenses$3,200
Total One Year Cost$63,320

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$54,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Xavier University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 17%
Social Sciences 8%
Health Professions 8%
Biology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=206622 IPEDS survey data for Xavier University.

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