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Xavier University

Cincinnati, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate84%

X Admissions

Xavier University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 84% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 15,199 applications received in 2023, 12,770 students were offered admission.

Check in with Xavier University's admissions department for more information on applying.

Students who apply to Xavier University for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

Xavier University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Xavier University's admissions stats.

Xavier University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 15%
Mean SAT Score 1177
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 16%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 45%
Waitlist Yes

Xavier University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Xavier University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Xavier University?

Xavier University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Xavier University directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Xavier University Admissions

Transferring to Xavier University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Xavier University

Xavier University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Xavier University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Xavier University

What does Xavier University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Class Rank Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Xavier University for more information on admission factors.

Xavier University Application Requirements

To apply to Xavier University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Xavier University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Xavier University?

Students admitted to Xavier University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. Xavier University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37% submitted a class rank. At Xavier University 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 82% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Xavier University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 27.7%
3.75 and 3.99 18.41%
3.50 and 3.74 19.85%
3.25 and 3.49 16.55%
3.00 and 3.24 8.95%
2.50 and 2.9 7.7%
2.00 and 2.49 0.84%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Xavier University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Xavier University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 16% of Xavier University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 45% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Xavier University?

To be competitive with other Xavier University applicants, you should strive to score between 1100 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Xavier University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Xavier University student is 1177.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Xavier University students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Xavier University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

To be most competitive at Xavier University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Xavier University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Xavier University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to Xavier University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Xavier University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Xavier University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Xavier University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Xavier University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Xavier University.

Does Xavier University accept transfer credits?

✅ Xavier University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Xavier University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Xavier University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Xavier University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Xavier University?

✅ Xavier University is not test optional.

What is Xavier University's acceptance rate?

✅ Xavier University's acceptance rate is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Xavier University?

🟨 Xavier University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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X Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into X? X is a somewhat selective institution. The X acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 84 out of every 100 applicants.


X Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to X is Continuous processing.

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

X SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1290


Math SAT Range

540 - 630


Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1290 and Above


1100 to 1290


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for X students is 1177. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to X, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at X.


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At X, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.68. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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