Chances of getting into Xavier University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.9%
Admission Difficulty for Xavier University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Xavier and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #44 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,613 out of 13,006 applicants were admitted making Xavier a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Xavier University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Xavier SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1310
Applicants Submitting SAT
34%
SAT Scores for Xavier University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Xavier University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1310
Average SAT Score 1220

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

Xavier University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 34 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Xavier University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1310 and Above Good >83%
1220 to 1310 Avg + 74%-83%
1130 to 1220 Avg - 63%-74%
1040 to 1130 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 1040 Low <50%
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Xavier ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
77%
ACT Scores for Xavier University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
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 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Xavier University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Xavier University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >83%
25 to 28 Avg + 74%-83%
22 to 25 Avg - 63%-74%
19 to 22 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 19 Low <50%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.62
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Xavier University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Xavier University was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Xavier accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Xavier University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

54% 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 22%
Top 25% of class 54%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 3%

Admission Statistics

Xavier University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,988 6,018 13,006
Accepted 5,170 4,443 9,613
Acceptance Rate 74% 74% 74%
Enrolled 659 580 1,239
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 13% 13%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Xavier University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Xavier University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.