Saint Xavier University

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Basic Information

Address: 3700 West 103rd Street Chicago, IL 60655
Phone Number: (844) GOTO-SXU
Fax Number: 773-298-3076
President: Laurie M. Joyner PhD

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Additional Information

School Type: 4 year private
Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Nursing, Master of Applied Computer Science, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing

School Setting:

Saint Xavier University is a distinguished four-year private institution located in the scenic Southwest Chicago neighborhood of Mt. Greenwood. Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier is Chicago's first Catholic university. SXU offers a great educational experience with high quality academics all within a friendly, supportive campus atmosphere on a 70+ acre campus nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Saint Xavier is home to approximately 4,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate level from states and countries acorss the nation and globe. With undergraduate majors and graduate program options, Saint Xavier University has something for everyone.

School Size: 4000
Classroom Size: 25
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14-1
Housing Availability:

800 students

Housing Type: traditional residence halls and apartment-style suites
Diversity: U.S. News ranks Saint Xavier among the top 10 most diverse student populations for Regional Midwest universities.


Financial Aid:

Available based on academic merit, talent, and financial need.

Disability Services:

The Disability Services office is the heart of academic support for the students of Saint Xavier University. Disability Services works closely with students and faculty, providing services and academic assistance to students with documented disabilities. Specific accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis by the director of the Disability Services, utilizing the required documentation and individual consultation with the student.


Saint Xavier offers the opportunity for students to be engaged in the classroom as well as outside the classroom through over 40 different clubs and activity groups. Themes of these groups include academic, cultural, spiritual, leadership, service, government, special interest, and more. The university has its own student-led radio station and newspaper.


Saint Xavier has men's and women's varisty athletic programs and compete in the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). We also offer club sports in men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse as well as numerous intramural athletic activities.

School Championships:

2017 NAIA Women's 5000 Meter's National Champion
2011 NAIA Football National Champions


Undergraduate Programs:
SXU offers over 40 different undergraduate programs in three schools - the College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Graduate Programs:
Graduate programs are offered within the same schools.

Online Programs:
Various online programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Study Abroad:

Saint Xavier University partners with a number of study abroad providers and universities across the United States, to give our students unparalleled access to the world and its educational opportunities. SXU also offers short term, faculty led courses abroad depending on students' academic major.

Admissions Requirements:

Most Undergraduate Majors:

  • minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • minimum 18 ACT composite (970 Total SAT)

For details on admission requirements for specific majors, please see our website

Application/Transfer Deadlines:

Saint Xavier University has a rolling admission deadline for most programs. Please see our website for specific deadlines for transfer and graduate admission.

International Students:

Saint Xavier University is certified through the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) to host degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate international students.

Mission Statement:

Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Saint Xavier University continues to build upon the ideals of its founders and sponsors, the Sisters of Mercy, who in 1846, inspired by their Catholic faith and its mandate of union and charity, established an academy defined by intellectual rigor in the tradition of the liberal arts, the encouragement of religious faith, and action in solidarity with the economically poor of the world, especially women and children.

Consistent with this tradition, the University offers challenging undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, characterized by a collegial alliance of faculty, students, staff, administration and community members who are committed to providing coursework, resources, activities and instructional facilities that support excellence in teaching and learning.