Xavier was founded in Cincinnati nearly two centuries ago. As a community of professional educators firmly grounded in Jesuit tradition and values, Xavier prepares students for an exciting but increasingly complex world by always striving to be better. With over 7,000 total students, including nearly 5,000 undergraduates, choosing from over 90 majors, 60 minors, 40 master’s and three doctoral programs, Xavier stands out for its challenging academics enriched by a strong and supportive community.
Xavier's success shows in its numbers:
- 98 percent of students are employed, in grad school or working volunteer positions related to their field(s) of study within 6 months of graduation.
- Top 10 Midwest university for 24 years—U.S. News & World Report
- One of America’s “Best Colleges”—Princeton Review
- A “Best Value” school—Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
Xavier believes in the power of Magis—that more is always possible. Its focus on developing the whole person inspires the University to do more in the tradition of learning, serving and achieving. Xavier cares about success—and about each other. Xavier gives students the tools to live a life that truly matters and knows that when we come together, we are unstoppable.