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About X

Xavier University is a private, religous school located in the urban setting of Cincinnati, OH, less than an hour from Cincinnati.

Founded in 1831, X currently enrolls around 7,112 students a year, including 5,304 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $153,477,802. The school spends $9,678 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About X

Acceptance rate: 81%

Average GPA: 3.7

Mean ACT score: 25

Mean SAT score: 1177

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

What is Xavier University's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Xavier University. Around 81 percent of all applicants to X are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at X is 3.7 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into X is 1177. The mean ACT scores is 25.

In 2021, 620 applicants were waitlisted and 215 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is X a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 85 percent of students who start at X come back the next year. Out of the 1,208 students who started at X as first-time freshman, 732 graduate within four years.

X's six-year graduation for undergrads is 69 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 64 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $40,600 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $10,914 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does X sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is X a good school for YOU?

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All applicants should hear back from X by October 1.

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College Info

3800 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45207

Campus Setting: Urban

X Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to X is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to X is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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X ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to X is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into X. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

X SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1083 - 1270


Math SAT Range

530 - 640


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1083 to 1270


1083 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for X students is 1177. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to X, while applicants with SAT scores between 1083 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1083 have a low chance of being offered a spot at X.

X Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at X is like? There are approximately 6,993 students enrolled at X, including 5,047 undergraduate students and 1,946 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 43% percent are from OH and 57% percent of students are from other states.


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