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Located in Chicago, Illinois, Saint Xavier University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of SXU is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$27,778 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
85% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Saint Xavier University?


Contact details for SXU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3700 W 103Rd St, Chicago, IL 60655
Phone: 773-298-3000

How Do I Get Into SXU?

You can apply to SXU online at:

Admission Requirements for SXU

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SXU?

85% Acceptance Rate
64% Of Accepted Are Women
SXU has an acceptance rate of 85%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 88%.

Can I Afford Saint Xavier University?

$27,778 Net Price
91% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SXU is $27,778. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SXU, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $5,391 a year. That adds up to $21,564 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SXU is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Xavier University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,848 Full-Time Undergraduates
63% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,101 undergraduate students at SXU, with 2,848 being full-time and 253 being part-time.


There are also 648 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,848 full-time undergraduates at SXU, 37% are male and 63% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Xavier University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 61
Black or African American 330
Hispanic or Latino 1,371
White 972
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 114

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Xavier University. At this time, 6 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 14 countries are represented at SXU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Pakistan.

Online Learning at Saint Xavier University

372 Took All Classes Online
2,148 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,148 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SXU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Illinois for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of SXU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Xavier University was -3.8%. This is the #1,313 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SXU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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