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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Chances of getting into Xavier University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
81%
Admission Difficulty for Xavier University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Xavier and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Xavier is 81%.  It ranks #56 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Xavier University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 12,024 out of 14,805 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 43 percent (SAT 1060/1250 ACT 22/28). Xavier University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Xavier application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Xavier University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 42% of students submitted SAT scores and 71% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Xavier SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1060-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT 
42%
SAT Scores for Xavier University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Xavier University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Xavier University?

Xavier University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. Xavier ranks #14 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Xavier University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1250 and Above Good >89%
1155 to 1250 Avg + 81%-89%
1060 to 1155 Avg - 69%-81%
965 to 1060 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 965 Low <54%
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Xavier ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
71%
ACT Scores for Xavier University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Xavier University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Xavier?

Admission data indicates that Xavier regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 71 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Xavier University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Xavier University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >89%
25 to 28 Avg + 81%-89%
22 to 25 Avg - 69%-81%
19 to 22 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 19 Low <54%
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Xavier GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.7
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Xavier University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Xavier. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Xavier University was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.7 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Xavier accepts 81% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Xavier University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 28.34% Good
3.75 to 3.99 20.63% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.25% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.36% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.17% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 7.26% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.99% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

55% of Xavier University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Xavier University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 87%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Xavier University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,424 6,381 14,805
Accepted 6,821 5,203 12,024
Acceptance Rate 81% 82% 81%
Enrolled 789 526 1,315
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 10% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
137

Applicants have 137 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Xavier University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Xavier University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Xavier University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Xavier University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Xavier University prefer SAT or ACT?

42% of students submit their SAT scores to Xavier. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Xavier University?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Xavier. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Xavier University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1250. 42% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Xavier University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 28. 71% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.