Xavier Profile

Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Its three colleges offer 87 undergraduate majors, 55 minors and 19 graduate programs to 6,945 total students, including 4,540 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 18 years by U.S. News & World Report, including a rank of fourth for 2013.
  • Named among "The Best 377 Colleges" in America by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked No. 41 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
  • 77% of Xavier applicants accepted to medical school
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 18% students of color
  • 88% career placement rate
  • 6 continents where you can study abroad
  • 15+ religions represented
  • 16 Division I sports teams


Higher Learning Commission Mark of Affiliation