About Xavier

Xavier At a Glance

Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic University in Cincinnati, Ohio, annually ranked among the nation’s best universities. Our three colleges offer 90+ undergraduate majors, 60+ minors and 40+ graduate programs to approximately 6,500 total students, including 4,500 undergraduates.

Fast Facts


Undergraduate Programs

Located In

Cincinnati, Ohio


Catholic University


Success Rate

Mission and Values

Driven by our commitment to the common good and to the education of the whole person, the Xavier community challenges and supports students as they cultivate lives of reflection, compassion and informed action.

Read Xavier’s Mission Statement

Jesuit Education

The goal of a Jesuit and Catholic education is integration of learning and the spirituality, along with the development of a strong system of personal moral values.

Jesuit Education at Xavier


Cincinnati features some of the largest companies in the world, which means students and alumni have countless opportunities for careers, internships and mentorships at places like Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Fifth Third Bancorp, American Financial and Western & Southern Financial group.

The city is ranked the #1 Best City for College Graduates (smartasset.com) and is home to some of the nation’s leading hospitals and healthcare networks, including Cincinnati Children's Hospital, the Christ Hospital and TriHealth.

About Cincinnati

Xavier's Student Commitment

We are Xavier Musketeers.
We come together in the spirit of St. Ignatius to
learn, serve and succeed in changing the world.
All for one and one for all.

Xavier students pose on campus