See what students say:


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 “postgraduate 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.” “If you’re struggling with something, there will be someone to help you,” says a student. 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

“People at Xavier fill their days with clubs, activities, sports, … and studying,” and “everyone here has so much school spirit.” “Basketball season is the best time of year at Xavier,” says a student. “Students … are very devoted to studying,” so during the weekdays they are really focused on doing their schoolwork. “There is more time to go out and roam around off-campus [and] the Cincinnati area” on the weekends, so that’s when social gatherings usually take place. The campus is “gorgeous and well-maintained,” though students admit it “could use more on-campus dining options.” Students love “the size of the university and … the general feel.” It’s “very easy to see the same people each and every day,” which means “making friends [is] easy and fun.” This is a social bunch, and students “truly like to be around others, since everyone is so nice.” When not studying, many students “go grab coffee at Gallagher Student Center or hang out on the lawn if the weather is good.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Helen LaGrange
Campus Visit Specialist

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



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Cintas Center basketball arena
Conaton Learning Commons
The Gallagher Student Center
Smith Hall, home to Williams College of Business
Fenwick Place, residence hall and home to the Hoff Dining Commons
The Health United Building, (The HUB) is scheduled to open in late 2019 and will be the new home for health-related academic programs such as Nursing and Occupational Therapy, as well as campus health services and a recreation center.

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

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: 1 hour

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 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: 15,100
Acceptance Rate: 74%
Average HS GPA: 3.53



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