Student to faculty ratio
Career Placement Rate
Of students have access to professional mentors
At Xavier, you'll have the freedom to pursue any path and explore your passions. Our core curriculum, which includes first-year seminar classes, opens multiple fields of studies and interests in a challenging and fun environment. Sample first-year seminar classes include:
Unlike other universities, we won't limit your choices when it comes to minors. Our core curriculum allows—and even encourages—you to explore subjects outside your major and outside your college. So, say, if you wanted to study biology, you can also minor in business. Or, if you're studying political science, you can minor in writing or environmental studies.See all Minors
Some of the best learning takes place outside the classroom. Don't be surprised when your professor announces a trip to the Cincinnati Zoo or the Krohn Conservatory.
Take advantage of faculty-mentored, for-credit internships or employment opportunities at one of Cincinnati's top museums, hospitals, media groups or other local businesses.
Choose from more than 30 opportunities to study abroad on 5 continents. Connect with our center for International Education to find programs that are right for you.
Study any major in small, specialized classes that promote deeper exploration and close faculty support. Take special honors sections of core courses including the humanities, sciences and social sciences, while also completing requirements for your major.
Focus on philosophy and the cultures of Western civilization while earning a bachelor's degree in your choice major. After graduating, choose from many career fields including academia, medicine, law and business.
Study in a supportive program that prepares you for the LSAT, helps you explore careers in law and gets you accepted into the law school of your choice. Talk to your admission counselor for more information about the program.
Explore the effect of political science and philosophy on people and society today. Meet with policy makers in Washington, D.C., volunteer for a political campaign of your choosing and spend a summer studying in Rome, London or Paris.
Since 1991, Xavier's ROTC program has received the General MacArthur Unit Award eight times. This identifies the top ROTC units across the country and is based on an assessment of each program, including training, performance and cadet academic grade point average.
Mary Shampton stood guard as people poured in to soak in the cool water under the warm summer sun. In a few weeks she would be leaving home for her first year at Xavier University. But she had no idea that her actions that day would influence her decision to choose Nursing as her major—and most important—save a little boy’s life.
When you grow up near New York City with more than 50 colleges within an hour's drive, choosing the right one can be a real challenge. But when your dad's a Cincinnati Reds fan and both your siblings choose Xavier, what do you do? Kaylie (pictured far left) had to make up her own mind. So...Big Apple or Queen City?
As a Jesuit, Catholic university, Xavier is committed to teaching students about the environment and ways to make the world a better place.