Saint Xavier University

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Basic Information

Phone Number: 773-298-3050
Fax Number: 773-298-3076
Address: 3700 West 103rd Street Chicago, IL 60655

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Additional Information

President: Laurie M. Joyner PhD
School Type: Four Year College
Public/Private: Private
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic Church
Gender Preference: Coed
Historical Black College/University: No
Hispanic Serving Institute: Yes
School Setting:

Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is the oldest Catholic University in the city of Chicago. Our 70+ acre campus is nestled in a quiet, residential neighborhood of Chicago and is only 20--25 minutes away from all downtown Chicago has to offer.

School Size: 4000
Classroom Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14-1
Type of Housing: Six residence halls (4 apartment-style suites)
Diversity: U.S. News ranks SXU as one of the top 10 most diverse student populations among Regional Midwest universities. More than half of our undergraduate students come from minority backgrounds.


Financial Aid:

Scholarships, grants, and awards are based on academic merit, talent, and need.

Disability Services:

Our Disabilities Services office works closely with students and faculty providing services and academic assistance to students with documented disabilities. Special accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis by the Director and depend on the nature of the disability.


SXU offers over 40 different clubs and organizations to engage students based on their personal or professional interests. Clubs and activities are organized in the following categories: Academic, Cultural, Government, Leadership, Service, Spiritual and more.

Sports: Saint Xavier University has men's and women's varsity athletic programs and compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). We also have two new club sports in men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse as well as numerous intramural programs.
School Championships:

2011 NAIA Football National Champions and 2017 NAIA Women's 5000 Meters National Champion

Majors: Saint Xavier University offers over 40 programs in three colleges - the College of Arts & Sciences, Graham School of Management, and the School of Nursing & Health Sciences. Our most popular majors include nursing, business, biology, criminal justice, and psychology.
Application/Transfer Deadlines: Rolling Admission for most programs
Summer Sessions:

Summer courses are available in the May Term and Summer Term through various delivery methods. For details, see our Summer Session information on our website.

International Students:

Saint Xavier University is certified through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to enroll undergraduate and graduate international students who are seeking a college degree.

Study Abroad: Saint Xavier University partners with a number of student abroad providers and universities across the United States. Specialized trips are also available centered on students' academic program. SXU students have traveled across the globe including countries in Europe, Asia, and South America.