Saint Xavier University

794 reviews
  1. Chicago, IL
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Saint Xavier University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Mid-States Football Association
Address
3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Range
842-1002
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$16,736/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,581/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,580/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,517/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,065/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,211/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,557Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Athlete or Commuter
    32%
  • Very studious
    12%
  • Fake
    9%
  • Goal-Oriented
    6%
  • Determined
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
32%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.64 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Diverse and accepting
    55%
  • Very welcoming
    26%
  • Determined
    8%
  • Fraudulent
    8%
  • Closed-off
    3%

After Saint Xavier University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.44 responses

Reviews

794 reviews
  • Excellent
    129
  • Very Good
    253
  • Average
    313
  • Poor
    69
  • Terrible
    30
I think Saint Xavier University is a great school! Everyone is very helpful and friendly. The teachers are very knowledgeable in their fields and are always willing to help! There are always so many things going around campus making it quite easy to become involved! I love how the classes are fairly small. One thing I would change about this school would be their selection of evenings courses. I understand that the university is more of a traditional school and has younger students, but with their increasing number of working transfer students, I feel they should take that into consideration and offer more evening courses. Overall, I really enjoy attending SXU!
  • Junior
  • 1 month ago
The academics offered at my school are great! We have a lot of interesting and desired classes that students like to take. The professors for the most part are easy going and are very passionate about their jobs, they also love to see their students succeed and make themselves available for outside class meetings individually. The registration process is very easy in my opinion, you register online and the process has step by step instructions and it is easy to understsnd. The workload for classes is good, the amount of work is fair, it's never really too much. As far as the study areas they are great and very useful/helpful to the students. There are many study spaces for students and they are also comfortable.
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
If you're looking to party, this isn't the school for you. But, if you're someone who is serious about education, and your future, this is the place for you. I feel like the university only gets a bad reputation because people expect it to be some big party school. SXU takes pride in their education, and that should be the number one reason as to why people choose the school that they do. I am an alum who graduated a month ago, and already have a job in my field. Choosing Saint was the best decision I could have made, and I really appreciated the professors and small class sizes. Go cougs!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 5 months ago