Xavier Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Xavier University
How hard is it to get into Xavier and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #43 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,143 out of 15,100 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 42 percent. Xavier University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Xavier SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT42%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|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 requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 42 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1250 and Above||Good||>83%|
|1160 to 1250||Avg +||74%-83%|
|1070 to 1160||Avg -||63%-74%|
|980 to 1070||Reach||50%-63%|
|Less than 980||Low||<50%|
Xavier ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT71%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.62
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||13%||13%|
What are the requirements for admission to Xavier University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
42% of students submit their SAT scores to Xavier. 71% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
74% of those who apply are granted admission to Xavier. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1250. 42% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.