Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
At Xavier University of Louisiana, students are prepared to create a more just and humane society through efforts of leadership and service. XULA’s 50 undergraduate programs and a rigorous core curriculum all encourage students to think critically about their life’s work within the greater context of the world.
Xavier University of Louisiana is proud to be the nation’s only Catholic Historically Black College/University. While XULA’s mission and excellence is rooted in its foundational identity as Black and Catholic, students of all races, identities, and religions are welcomed and celebrated.
Get to know Xavier University of Louisiana
Xavier University of Louisiana’s Core Curriculum emphasizes the importance of a breadth of knowledge in the liberal arts. This sequence, known as the XCore, supplements a student’s major by encouraging thoughtful and critical exploration of the fundamentals of a well-rounded education. Focus areas include writing, rhetoric and composition, quantitative reasoning, theology and philosophy, and scientific reasoning. The XCore experience culminates in a senior capstone project, which challenges students to demonstrate the full body of knowledge they gained at Xavier.
At Xavier University of Louisiana, all students are given the opportunity to conduct and present groundbreaking research. It all begins at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (CURGO), which provides resources and assistance to design, pursue, and get support for their projects. CURGO also hosts the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, which aims to prepare low-income or first-generation students for Ph.D. programs. McNair scholars enjoy semi-monthly seminars, graduate school visits, research, and internship opportunities.
XULA IN COSTA RICA
For 7 years, the XULA in Costa Rica program has offered students the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in Costa Rican culture while participating in clinical practicums at the local hospitals. Such an immersive experience allows students to improve their Spanish-speaking skills while also gaining cross-cultural competency in different healthcare settings.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 111 | 10-19: 175 | 20-29: 143
30-39: 41 | 40-49: 35 | 50-99: 28 | 100+: 1
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 78%
White, non-Hispanic: 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 6%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 3%
FRESHMAN SEMINAR PROGRAM
Students receive dedicated support, all the way from the moment they step on campus to the day they graduate. That tireless commitment to student success begins with the Freshman Seminar Program. Designed to ease the transition from high school to college, this two-credit-hour course connects students to XuLA’s available resources and identifies the habits of a successful Xavierite. The Freshman Seminar Program also encourages students to immerse themselves in the university’s mission through service-learning projects that emphasize the connection between social justice and a liberal arts education. In addition, exceptionally driven students are encouraged to join Alpha Lambda Delta, the Freshman Honor Society, for a greater challenge within the context of a close-knit community.
With student success at the heart of its mission, XULA is proud to offer resources and programs for students who aspire to enroll in graduate or professional school. Students are assigned an academic advisor within their field of study and can consult with pre-professional advisors in Pre-Engineering, Pre-Law, and Pre-Medicine. This proactive support enables students to launch more quickly toward their goals after they graduate.
At XULA, engaging with the surrounding community in a compassionate, deliberate way is integral to the undergraduate experience. Through varied service-learning opportunities, students are able to effect positive change in the surrounding community while earning course credit and a greater understanding of how their major applies to the real world.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
Cooperative education program
Exchange student program (domestic)
Teacher certification program
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
Xavier University of Louisiana deeply values its students’ interests and input, making the Student Government Organization a crucial pillar of the school’s operations. Students can get involved in the SGA to represent the academic, social, and policy interests of their peers as they work with the XULA administration to plan, promote, and execute legislation that upholds the values of the institution as a whole.
STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
XULA further creates a lively environment through a variety of on-campus opportunities for students to engage with peers, develop leadership skills, and have fun. Whether it’s an academic club or special interest organization, there is something for everyone. Especially talented students are encouraged to join the numerous professional or social greek organizations on campus.
Located in the heart of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana offers students a culturally and historically vibrant experience outside of the classroom. Teeming with music, food, art, culture, and history, New Orleans is a dynamic melting pot just waiting to be explored.
Mens sports: Baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, track & field (outdoor)
Women’s sports: Basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track & field (outdoor and indoor), volleyball
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 60%
Campus housing options.
Special housing for disabled students
XAVIER UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
- The Saint Katharine Drexel Award: As the highest award given to a student by the university, this award serves to recognize a senior who has demonstrated the highest commitment to the university’s mission.
- The Mother M. Agatha Ryan Award: Given in memory of Mother M. Agatha Ryan, this award recognizes an XULA senior who has shown an appreciation of the spirit of the institution.
- The Xavier University Service Awards: The X.U. Service Key is awarded to seniors who have upheld the values of service and giving that are essential to XULA.
Xavierites graduate with more than the ability to land a first job; they depart from XULA with the skills, fortitude, and confidence to do meaningful and fulfilling work. The dedicated team at the Office of Career Services helps students explore their options and, ultimately, achieve their unique personal and professional goals. From students’ first year on campus, the Office of Career Services makes itself known, hosting multiple events and workshops to connect them with extraordinary employment opportunities.
Rigor of secondary school record | Academic GPA
Standardized test scores | Recommendation(s)
Interview | Extracurricular activities | Talent/ability | Character/personal qualities
Alumni/ae relation | Racial/ethnic status | Volunteer work
First generation | Geographical residence | State residency
Religious affiliation/commitment | Work experience | Level of applicant’s interest
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 526 | 75th Percentile: 629
25th Percentile: 490 | 75th Percentile: 560
25th Percentile: 20 | 75th Percentile: 26
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 25
25th Percentile: 20 | 75th Percentile: 26
Tuition & Cost
Room & Board: $9,047
Xavier understands that every student has something unique to offer. That is why XULA uses a holistic approach to acknowledge and recognize the unique strengths of each applicant.
Xavier is committed to making its world-class education as accessible and affordable as possible. The Office of Student Financial Aid is ready to help students and their families navigate the financial aid process. XULA offers generous financial aid packages and many scholarship opportunities. To begin the path to success at XULA, students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).