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Saint Xavier University

3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, United States
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Overview of Saint Xavier University (STFX)

About this school

Saint Xavier University is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Founded in 1847, it adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 70-acre suburban campus is located in Chicago.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,993
    • Men:944 (31.5%)
    • Women:2,049 (68.5%)

Location

Admission Information (STFX)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Saint Xavier University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3700 West 103rd Street
City, State, Zip
Chicago, IL  60655-3105
Phone
(773) 298-3050
Fax
(773) 298-3076 x3050
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 5,520 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 3,748 applicants were admitted
Men
83% of 1,772 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
819 (18%) of 4,579 admitted students enrolled
Women
526 (17%) of 3,111 admitted students enrolled
Men
293 (20%) of 1,468 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
58%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (STFX)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


Saint Xavier University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001768
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
611 (98.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
584 (95.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
584 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
72 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$26,904
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 584 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,741
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 471 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,210
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 46 (7.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
38 (6.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,389

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,434 (93.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,315 (95.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,315 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
334 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$24,699
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,293 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,004
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,910 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,805
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 74 (3.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
300 (11.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,202

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
83%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,094
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (STFX)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


173

Part-Time Faculty


258

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


35%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Saint Xavier University provides speech disorders services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


32.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.0%

Programs & Majors (STFX)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (39)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Education, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Applied Computer Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (23)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Marketing
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Project Management
  • Reading Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education

Campus Life (STFX)

Location & Geography

Population


2,714,856

Nearest Metropolitan Area


70 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
12.9 average low in January, 79.6 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
7 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Chicago

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


29% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


71%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Cougar
School Colors
Scarlet and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Saint Xavier University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student activities board, black student union, unidos (hispanic organization), student nurses association, business students association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,537

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,993
Women
2,049
Men
944

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 17.5% Black/African-American
  • 17.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 53.6% White
  • 7.1% Unknown

International Students


0.3%

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


1,716

Student Resources (STFX)

Study resources