Xavier University of Louisiana

1,044 reviews
  1. New Orleans, LA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
Xavier University of Louisiana is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Address
One Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125
Website

Xavier University of Louisiana Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
910-1100
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,126/ 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
    $18,493/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,582/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,422/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,151/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,602/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.74 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,237Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Smart
    34%
  • Judgemental
    11%
  • Creative
    9%
  • A mannered person.
    6%
  • Students are very determined and focused
    4%
  • Nice Nasty
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Too Expensive
    30%
  • Community Based and Academic Oriented
    26%
  • Expensive but students have best outcome here
    20%
  • Pushing Students to a Potential
    10%
  • Strict
    8%
  • A SCAM
    2%
  • Determined
    2%

After Xavier University of Louisiana

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.48 responses

Reviews

1,044 reviews
  • Excellent
    140
  • Very Good
    272
  • Average
    444
  • Poor
    113
  • Terrible
    75
Xavier University of Louisiana was almost the perfect fit for me. I came to the right school based off divine guidance, and it has honestly been a wonderful experience. My school is renown for the sciences, most specifically, biology and chemistry. However, my major is public health. It is wonderful. I love the professors, the coursework, and the overall experience. There are many opportunities available to study abroad and do domestic exchange programs. I have taken Mandarin Chinese, and my school has it own Confucius Institute which is one of few in this country, let alone at an HBCU. I have also done an internship in Cameroon, Africa. One of the beauties about my university is the sense of community, especially in close-knit circles such as campus ministries. You build a family of friends and acquaintances throughout your matriculation at Xavier. Every semester, for campus ministries, there is a retreat that campus ministries does. Each time it is different, but every time it changes lives, builds a sense of community, and provides rest and healing to students. Each university has its own experience, but my university has an experience you will remember for your betterment. Of course there are highs and lows, but it is definitely worth the experience. Do your best to perform well before you get here, it will benefit you. It's ok to take your time, perhaps the first semester, and take general education courses as you find your major and passion. Your faith will be perhaps one of your biggest resources use it!
  • College Senior
  • Sep 18 2015
The freshman dorms (St. Micheal's [all freshman boys] and St. Katherine Drexel [all freshman girls])can be pretty rough as you have to use a community bathroom, share 1 microwave per floor, and only have access to a total of 12 washers and dryers, but once you move to the upperclassmen dorms things are much more comfortable.

The Living Learning Center (LLC) houses primarily sophomore and junior female students, but also freshman female athletes. The 7 story building is very nice as it has been remodeled just within the last few years. Every room has carpeted floors (you can borrow a vacuum at the front desk) a microwave and mini fridge. The rooms are suite style and there are two to each room. Plus you get a great view of the Superdome!

St. Martin DePorres is excellent. This dormitory houses male sophomores+ as well as junior and senior female students. There are two people to each room and every room is tiled, has a private bathroom, microwave and mini fridge. You also have control of your air and there are 3-4 washers and dryers each on each floor.
  • College Student
  • July 29 2013
New Orleans is such an interesting city. They have their own culture, which is different than the average American culture since it is very French influenced. Year-round there are many festivals that you can attend, parades and most of all the food is amazing! There is plenty of shopping, whether you are downtown, in the French Quarter or at one of the many malls New Orleans has. It is definitely an interesting place to live, and there is always something to do for students, so you are never bored.
  • College Freshman
  • May 20 2014