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Xavier University is a Catholic college that prides itself on being a small community driven by Jesuit ideals, making “[all students] feel comfortable in every aspect over their four years.” The school “focuses on how to make [its students] better people,” and the school’s connections throughout the city and state provide “post-graduate opportunities that involve careers [and] volunteer work,” as well as access to the sprawling Jesuit alumni network. Study abroad, field work, and internship opportunities are plentiful, and many students also volunteer on campus, which brings to the school “an amazing atmosphere for any student regardless of…age, religion, or culture.”

“Professors are more than enthusiastic about their students’ success,” says a student. Faculty members utilize their skills and resources to “challenge the minds of students in the best possible way,” truly preparing them for the future “especially when it comes to critical thinking.” Classes incorporate guest speakers who “share experiences and tips,” projects utilize programs that are relevant to real world practices, such as Qualtrics and Nielsen, and many core classes are seminars where students “solely discuss as a class and engage with each other” rather than a traditional lecture. Although “exams can be difficult depending on the class,” most professors will offer the opportunity “to earn points back or redo parts of [an] exam,” and “smaller class sizes make it easy to get to know your professors and create a bond with many of them.”

Student Body

“Xavier students are well-rounded and highly involved individuals,” which means “the campus feels like family.” The small, tight-knit community here “brings a sense of intimacy.” As one student explains, “If you're struggling with something, there will be someone to help you.” People tend to be “laid-back and welcoming but are also a somewhat homogenous group,” though everyone is “inclusive and supportive of different faiths [and] political views.” Students note that the school is in the act of “becoming more diverse,” which allows “for more discussion to learn new perspectives and…in turn to understand each other more deeply.”

Campus Life

At Xavier, students tend to be “very devoted to studying,” at least during the weekdays. “There is more time to go out and roam around off-campus [and] the Cincinnati area on the weekends,” which is when social gatherings usually take place. That said, this is a social bunch that “truly likes to be around others, since everyone is so nice,” and when not studying, many students fill their time with clubs, activities, sports, or just “go grab coffee at Gallagher Student Center or hang out on the lawn if the weather is good.” The campus is, after all, “gorgeous and well-maintained,” even if some students feel it “could use more on-campus dining options.” Overall, the university's size lends itself to a beloved “general feel”—which is to say that it’s “very easy to see the same people each and every day” and, in turn, “easy and fun” to make friends. Students are also described as having “so much school spirit” and some note that “Basketball season is the best time of year.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Becca Wiesman
Visit and Event Coordinator

Office of Admissions
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45207-5311



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Health United Building
Cintas Center Basketball Arena
The Gallagher Student Center
Smith Hall, home to Williams College of Business
Bellarmine Chapel

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Cincinnati Zoo/ Newport Aquarium
Rookwood Commons outdoor shopping area
Fountain Square/Over The Rhine
The Banks
Cincinnati Museum Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F and some Saturdays
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Mon-Fri & most Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available



Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) - 20 minutes from campus. Megabus. Greyhound Bus Center. Amtrak Train Station. Taxis. Dayton International Airport (DAY).

Driving Instructions to Campus
10 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati between I-75 and I-71. See website.

Local Accommodations
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza; Hyatt Regency Cinn.; Marriott Kingsgate Conference Hotel; SpringHill Suites Cincinnati Midtown


Applicants: 16,739
Acceptance Rate: 88%
Average HS GPA: 3.66



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