A Better Education for a Better World.
Rich history and traditions, great opportunities for academic and social growth, and the promise of a rewarding future come with a Xavier degree. Xavier University provides a holistic education. Over 145 academic clubs, student organizations, campus activities, international study opportunities in six continents, small student to faculty ratio, and an excellent reputation with employers offer Xavier students unlimited potential.
Get to know Xavier University
A CAMPUS OF SUPPORT AND OPPORTUNITY
From the moment freshmen arrive on campus, Xavier’s support services provide the guidance and support they need to stay on track. These services encourage students to get involved in on-campus activities, inform students of the University’s services and resources, monitor and encourage academic progress, and help resolve any personal problems. Through the Manresa orientation program, upperclassmen help incoming freshmen learn everything they need to know about the University, including where to eat and how to find their first classes.
Xavier’s location in Cincinnati provides the resources to help students gain meaningful career experience through local internships. 13 Fortune 1000 companies operate in Cincinnati. In the past, students have interned with Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals.
International study opportunities at Xavier are constantly expanding. To date, students have studied abroad in 20 different countries including Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Panama, and South Africa. Study abroad can be completed on both short- and long-term time increments as well as over the summer or through direct exchange with a foreign college or university. Academic learning semesters in Ghana, Nicaragua, and in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood even allow students to grow spiritually through volunteer service.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 9%
White, non-Hispanic: 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 5%
AN INTIMATE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
With a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, students are the primary focus at Xavier. They receive the personal attention needed to succeed. Students at Xavier are encouraged to interact in discussion in all of their courses, serving as active rather than passive members of the classroom.
For students who wish to push themselves further, Xavier offers admission into specialized honors programs. The three honors programs at Xavier are characterized by small class sizes, interdisciplinary coursework, opportunities for international study, and a close-knit community of students and teachers. University Scholars, Honors Bachelor of Arts, and Philosophy, Politics, and the Public each have a competitive selection process and a unique focus and emphasis. The amenities that accompany admission into the honors program include: summer study abroad in London or Rome, reserved residential hall wings, and priority registration during class-selection periods.
Xavier’s academic resources ensure students’ success. With numerous computer facilities on campus, students can either find an available computer at any time of the day or check out a wireless laptop from the library. The Mathematics Tutoring Lab provides assistance in both major and non-major courses through Calculus II. No appointment is necessary, and the services are free to Xavier students. The university requires a high quality of writing, but instruction and assistance to succeed is available through the James E. Glenn Writing Center. The Learning Assistance Center also offers free tutoring services to all Xavier students. One-on-one tutoring is available in almost all academic subjects, study groups and drop-in tutoring sessions are offered in various subjects, and study-skills assistance is available for both individual and group study.
A WORLD OF ACTIVITY
The Xavier Musketeers have a tradition of excellence. Xavier’s men’s soccer team qualified for the NCAA Tournament competition in 2010-2011. Xavier saw three teams qualify for the NCAA Tournament competition in 2009-2010, including men’s basketball (fifth straight), women’s basketball (fourth straight), and men’s tennis (third straight). In recent years Xavier has earned team or individual spots in the NCAA Championship competition in a variety of sports. In addition, Xavier has sent individual standouts to the NCAA Championship competition in track and field.
As a Division I school, Xavier athletics provide excitement not only for the athletes themselves but also for the entire campus community. Xavier basketball games are broadcast nationally from the Cintas Center arena, which seats over 10,000 fans. Xavier also abounds with resources for the active student. The O’Connor Sports Center hosts a six-lane indoor pool, a three-court gymnasium, a strength room, racquetball courts, and more.
A WORLD OF SERVICE
At Xavier, the Jesuit mission to educate the whole person is apparent in a number of programs. A variety of campus activities give students the opportunity to participate in programs larger than themselves. Service opportunities facilitate personal growth while giving back to the local and global community. These activities include the Academic Service Learning and the Community-Engaged Fellows Program. Campus Ministry offers student liturgies, faith-sharing groups, and retreats for spiritual enrichment. The Center for Faith & Justice sponsors over 25 clubs such as Pax Christi, Amnesty International, Muslim Students Association, Habitat for Humanity, and other activities.
THE WORLD BEYOND
The surrounding Cincinnati area offers many cultural resources and leisure activities, including the Cincinnati Ballet, Newport Aquarium, and the nation’s largest Oktoberfest. Professional sports include the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, the Cincinnati Bengals football team, and the Cyclones hockey team. For students who prefer to spend time on campus, Xavier’s student clubs and organizations promote a constant stream of events that include performances by well known comedians, late-night movies, improvs, and student plays.
Recent graduates have gone on to work with successful organizations such as Procter & Gamble, The Nielsen Company, Internal Revenue Service, and the United Way.
Students who earn their degree at Xavier go on to make their mark on the world in a wide variety of fields. Notable Xavier alumni include: John Boehner, U.S. Congressman and Speaker of the House; Sara Mathew, president and COO of Dun & Bradstreet; Charles Geschke, president of Adobe Systems; and David West, NBA player.
AN INCREDIBLE FUTURE
The Xavier name earns graduates the respect of both graduate schools and employers. More than 1,100 jobs and internships are posted to the XU Career Services Center’s online job board each year to help students easily identify internships and postgraduate, degree-required positions. In addition, initiatives such as on-campus recruiting and alumni networking, the Business Professions Program and formal professional mentoring programs help prepare students for successful transitions to graduate schools and careers after graduation. Finally, each student at Xavier has an assigned career counselor who specializes in a subset of academic offerings at Xavier.
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