Xavier University of Louisiana

1 Drexel Dr, New Orleans, United States
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Overview of Xavier University of Louisiana

About this school

Xavier University of Louisiana, founded in 1925, is a Catholic, historically Black, liberal arts university. The purpose of the university is to promote a more just and humane society. To this end, Xavier prepares its students to assume roles of leadership and service in society. This preparation takes place in a pluralistic teaching and learning environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service. Its 29-acre, urban campus is located in New Orleans.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,293
    • Men:613 (26.7%)
    • Women:1,680 (73.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Xavier University of Louisiana 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
1
-
History
-
1
Academic Electives
7
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Considered if submitted
July 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Drexel Drive
City, State, Zip
New Orleans, LA  70125
Phone
(504) 520-7388
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
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
-
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
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
64% of 7,164 applicants were admitted
Women
65% of 5,329 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 1,835 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
884 (19%) of 4,589 admitted students enrolled
Women
667 (19%) of 3,472 admitted students enrolled
Men
217 (19%) of 1,117 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
470-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
15%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
28%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
493-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
4%
• Score 24 - 29
32%
• Score 18 - 23
56%
• Score 12 - 17
7%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $23,746 (62.63121801972886%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,534 (25.14638392150657%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (3.4288125758295087%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,334 (8.793585482935063%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Xavier University of Louisiana accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002032
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
669 (97.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
592 (88.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
592 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2 (.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$22,835
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 411 (69.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,773
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 548 (92.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,417
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 554 (93.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
51 (7.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,833

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,078 (94.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,862 (89.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,859 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
8 (.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$22,248
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,250 (67.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,834
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,716 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,080
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,557 (83.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
103 (4.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,048

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
82%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,142
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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


219

Part-Time Faculty


24

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


85%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 66% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not 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
Not Reported
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


Xavier University of Louisiana provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


29.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


41.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


43.7%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Statistics, General
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Woodwind Instruments

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Physical sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, biostatistics with Louisiana State University Medical Center

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts, Master of Theology

Master's Programs of Study (6)


  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


369,250

Nearest Metropolitan Area


23 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
41.8 average low in January, 89.2 average high in September
Rain
115 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
4 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in New Orleans

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


52%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
Gold and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Tennis

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Tennis

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Xavier University of Louisiana offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,155

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,293
Women
1,680
Men
613

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 7.1% Asian
  • 79.2% Black/African-American
  • 3.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 2.8% White
  • 3.6% Unknown

International Students


1.6%

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


751

Student Resources

Study resources