The Class of 2023 is one of Xavier’s most geographically diverse classes to date, with students from all over the country and all over the world coming together to learn, serve and achieve in the Jesuit Catholic tradition.
They’re from places as far away as Botswana and Saudi Arabia, and as close as Dayton and Nashville. And as Musketeers, they all have two things in common: they’re ready to make an impact on the world, and they’re ready to call Xavier home.
The Class of 2023 officially begins moving into their residence hall rooms from Wednesday, Aug. 14, through Thursday, Aug. 15. Here are some fast facts about the newest members of the Xavier family:
- As of Aug. 7, Xavier’s Class of 2023 stands at 1,220 students.
- The class was chosen from more than 14,000 applicants.
- They represent 40 states and 10 countries. Home countries include Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Africa the United Kingdom and the United States.
- Nearly 59 percent of the class is from outside Ohio, with the most students coming from Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Boston.
- Their top majors of choice are Nursing, Business-Undecided, Biomedical Sciences, Exploratory, Biology, Exercise Science and Psychology.
- 17 different religions are represented among the incoming class.
- 91.5 percent of students will live on campus.
- Nearly 21 percent identified as a race other than Caucasian.
- 14 percent of all the new Musketeers are first-generation students, meaning they are the first in their families to attend college.
- The class has earned more than $25 million in scholarships and financial aid (this number only includes institutional aid, not federal or state).