Saint Xavier University

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School Overview

Saint Xavier University (SXU) is a four-year private university in Chicago, Illinois. It is highly regarded for its academic programs, offering over 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through five different schools.

U.S. News & World Report’s annual list, America’s Best Colleges, named Saint Xavier one of the 40 best universities in the Midwest for comprehensive Master’s programs. Students can pursue Master’s degrees in Business Administration, Nursing, Education, Computer Science, Speech and Language Pathology, and a variety of other fields.

Saint Xavier was established in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy. The original campus was located in downtown Chicago and was destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The current campus was soon rebuilt on 5 acres of land in the city’s southwest side.

General Information

Admission Office

3700 West 103rd Street

Chicago, IL 60655

(773) 298-3050

(800) 462-9288

Fax: (773) 298-3076

Contact: Kathleen Carlson

Vice President of Student Recruitment and Enrollment Planning
Main Address

3700 West 103rd Street

Chicago, IL 60655

(773) 298-3000

Total undergrads: 3,169

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 553

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,160

Graduate enrollment: 2,168


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – Voice/Opera B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Botany B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B,C
Actuarial Science B
Business – General B
International Business B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Education – General B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine C
Nursing (RN) B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Saint Xavier University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (773) 298-3000
Website: https://WWW.SXU.EDU
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60655
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,623
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 52%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,846 (51% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $34,380
Out-of-state Tuition: $34,380
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $26,448

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Saint Xavier University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Saint Xavier University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 4810
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22
Education 61317
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 237
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 3
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Grand total 125236

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Saint Xavier University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $34,380
Out-of-state $34,380
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,450
Out-of-state $16,450

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 703 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 703 100% $26,448
Student loan aid 604 86% $5,907

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,838 96% $22,685
Federal student loans 2,376 80% $6,522

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Saint Xavier University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Saint Xavier University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,080 2,908 5,172
Percent admitted 100% 69% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 8% 9% 8%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Saint Xavier University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,623
Undergraduate enrollment 2,957
Graduate enrollment 666

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Saint Xavier University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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