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Xavier University

Xavier University is a co-educational Jesuit, Catholic university located in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The school is the sixth-oldest Catholic and fourth-oldest Jesuit university in the nation.

Location

Address
3800 Victory Parkway
City
Cincinnati
State
OH

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
4652
Total Graduate enrollment
2165
In State Tuition Fees
32070
Out State Tuition Fees
32070
ACT Score
28
SAT Score
1200
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.6
Male Female Ratio
46:54
Acceptance Rate
73%
Student Faculty Ratio
12:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church (Jesuit)
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Our mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually. We create learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement. In an inclusive environment of open and free inquiry, we prepare students for a world that is increasingly diverse, complex and interdependent. Driven by our commitment to the common good and to the education of the whole person, the Xavier community challenges and supports students as they cultivate lives of reflection, compassion and informed action.
Mascot
Musketeers
Colors
White Navy Blue
Conference
Big East

College History

History

Xavier University was the first Catholic institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory and is the fourth oldest Jesuit University and the sixth oldest Catholic university in the United States. The school was founded in 1831 as a men's college in downtown Cincinnati, adjacent to St. Francis Xavier Church on Sycamore Street. The Athenaeum, as it was then called, was dedicated to the patronage of Saint Francis Xavier by Bishop Edward Fenwick. Upon Bishop John Baptist Purcell's request, the Society of Jesus took control of The Athenaeum in 1840, and the name was changed to St. Xavier College in honor of the 16th century Jesuit missionary, St. Francis Xavier who, like the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius Loyola, was a Spanish Basque. St. Xavier College moved in 1912 to its current North Avondale location, about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of downtown, after the purchase of 26 acres (0.11 km2) from the Avondale Athletic Club. The "original" Anthenaeum is now the seminary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. St. Xavier College and St. Xavier High School officially split in 1919, though did not become financially independent until 1934. The name of the school was changed a second time to its current name, Xavier University, in 1930. The Williams College of Business was established in 1961 and Xavier's first Doctoral Program in Psychology was initiated in 1997. Xavier fully admitted women in 1969, but women began attending the college in 1914 in the evening, weekend, and summer school divisions. Edgecliff College, another Catholic college in Cincinnati, merged with Xavier University in 1980 due to financial troubles. In 2000, Xavier opened its doors to its new "living room" in the Cintas Center, an on-campus home for the Musketeers. Xavier also opened in 2002 the Gallagher Student Center. A new residential complex named Fenwick Place opened in the fall of 2011 as part of current campus expansion plans. Smith Hall and the Conaton Learning Commons opened in 2010 as part of the James E. Hoff, S.J, Academic Quadrangle. Fr. Hoff was the University's 33rd President, 1991�2000. Fr. Michael J. Graham, S.J., Hoff's successor and 34th President, still serves Xavier today.

College Specialty

Specialty

Xavier is a Jesuit Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition. Our mission is to educate each student intellectually, morally, and spiritually. We create learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement. In an inclusive environment of open and free inquiry, we prepare students for a world that is increasingly diverse, complex and interdependent. Driven by our commitment to the common good and to the education of the whole person, the Xavier community challenges and supports students as they cultivate lives of reflection, compassion and informed action.�

Alumni

Alumni

John Boehner, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for the 112th Congress and 113th Congress, former U.S. House Of Representatives Minority Leader and former Majority Leader. J. Kenneth Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State, 2006 GOP Ohio gubernatorial candidate David West, power forward for the Indiana Pacers. 2003 United States Basketball Writers Association National Player of the Year and two-time NBA All-Star Jim Bunning, former U.S. Senator from Kentucky, member of Baseball Hall of Fame. Threw baseball's seventh perfect game as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964 Phil H. Bucklew, Naval Officer and professional football player. Widely credited as the "Father of Naval Special Warfare" Robert Park. Editor-in-chief of the Xavier Undergraduate Law Review. Widely known around campus as "the legend" because he doesn't interfere with the affairs of mortals. Derrick Brown, small forward for the New York Knicks Russell Findlay, first Chief Marketing Officer, Major League Soccer Thomas J. Fogarty, surgeon and inventor of the balloon embolectomy catheter Donald C. Nugent, United States federal judge Charles Geschke, President, and co-founder of Adobe Systems. Robert Romanus, actor best known for a role in Fast Times at Ridgemont High James Posey, forward for the New Orleans Hornets, two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Alfred James Lechner, Jr., United States federal judge Garry Wills, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dennis E. Eckart, former Congressman Danny Abramowicz, NFL wide receiver Edward J. Gardner, former Congressman Greg J. Holbrock, former Congressman Bill Cunningham, Radio talk show host for Cincinnati's 700 WLW Patricia L. Herbold, United States Ambassador to Singapore John A. Cade, former Maryland State Senator Lionel Chalmers, American professional basketball player Donald D. Clancy, former Congressman Brian Grant, Retired NBA forward Los Angeles Lakers Richard Hague, American poet Howard V. Hendrix, Science fiction author Michael Hawkins, NBA athlete Robert Huebner, virologist John Logsdon, Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University Ken Lucas, former U.S. Representative from Kentucky Tom Luken, Ohio politician Rhine McLin, Mayor of Dayton Jack Miles, Pulitzer prize winner David Nordyke, educator Daniel Edward Pilarczyk, archbishop Chris Seelbach (politician), current Cincinnati City Council member Derek Strong, NBA athlete Ryan Nemeth WWE Wrestler Francis Wade, philosopher Richard Romanus, actor best known for recurring role in The Sopranos Tyrone Hill, Retired NBA All Star forward, Played 14 seasons with 5 teams. Victor W. Hall, U.S. Navy admiral Robert F. Walsh, Columnist, novelist. Brett Waner, financial analyst, gold market entrepreneur. Dan Arriola, Director of Inktel Holdings, Co-owner of iD Commerce + Logistics

Campus

Campus

190 acres (76.9 ha)

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