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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Xavier University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

$41,101 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
81% Acceptance Rate

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Xavier University Rankings

Xavier landed the #239 spot in our 2022 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,672 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 68 colleges in Ohio, it is ranked at #4.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Xavier.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#77 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Xavier University?


Contact details for Xavier are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45207-1092
Phone: 513-745-3000

How Do I Get Into Xavier?

You can apply to Xavier online at:

Admission Requirements for Xavier

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Xavier?

81% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
33% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 81%, Xavier may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 33% of students accepted to Xavier submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 630. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Xavier University  ( 540 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for Xavier University  ( 520 to 620 )
Xavier received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Xavier University  ( 21 to 29 )
ACT Math Scores for Xavier University  ( 21 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Xavier University  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford Xavier University?

$41,101 Net Price
57% Take Out Loans
2.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Xavier is $41,101. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Xavier, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $9,820 a year. That adds up to $39,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Xavier is 2.7%. 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.

Xavier University Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,055 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,272 undergraduate students at Xavier, with 5,055 being full-time and 217 being part-time.


There are also 1,789 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,055 full-time undergraduates at Xavier, 43% are male and 57% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 162
Black or African American 481
Hispanic or Latino 283
White 3,822
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 256

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Xavier University. At this time, 41 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Xavier. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and India.

Online Learning at Xavier University

633 Took All Classes Online
2,240 Took At Least One Class Online
31.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,240 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 7th most popular in Ohio for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Xavier

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Xavier University was $36,150 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Xavier is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #45 #45

Online Growth Rankings of Xavier

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Xavier University was 31.5%. This is the #561 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Xavier regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Xavier ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Xavier.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #22
Nursing #336

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%.

Xavier University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Clinical Nurse Leader 0
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0
Nursing Administration 0
Registered Nursing 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0
School Nursing 0


*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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