Xavier Profile

Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its three colleges offer 90 undergraduate majors, 59 minors and more than 20 graduate programs to 6,325 total students, including 4,355 undergraduates. The University is the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide.


Under the tenure of Xavier's 34th president Father Michael J. Graham, S.J., Xavier University has seen dramatic growth and change with academic growth, new facilities, community initiatives and an enrichment of Xavier's foundational Jesuit Catholic mission, tradition and heritage. 

Since assuming the presidency on January 1, 2001, Graham's vision has been to invigorate Xavier's Jesuit tradition of serving society by educating students to become rigorous and reflective, committed and compassionate men and women for and with others. 


  • Recognized as one of the top 10 universities in the Midwest for the last 20 years by U.S. News & World Report, including a rank of fifth for 2015.
  • Ranked the #2 up-and-coming school in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Named among "The Best 379 Colleges" in America and one of 322 "Green Colleges" by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked among the "100 Best Values in Private Colleges" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
  • Ranked first for having the best graduation rate among Midwest master's-level colleges and universities.



  • No. 1 in the Midwest for graduation rate
  • 76% of Xavier applicants accepted to medical school
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 26% multicultural students - Class of 2018
  • 94% career outcome rate
  • 6 continents where you can study abroad
  • 15+ religions represented
  • 18 Division I sports teams in the Big East Conference


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