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Saint Xavier University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1846
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,316
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $8,092,032
Admissions Address

3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

Website

http://www.sxu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@sxu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Beth Gierach
Admissions office telephone: (773) 298-3050
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.sxu.edu/admission  
Tuition deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science N/A N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 16 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 73%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 2,230
Total acceptances: 1,629
Total freshman enrollment: 532
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 688
Male acceptances: 515
Male freshman enrollment: 154
 
Female applicants: 1,542
Female acceptances: 1,114
Female freshman enrollment: 378
Out-of-state freshmen: 12%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 16%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 77%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 7%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 470 - 570
Math: 470 - 570
Combined: 940 - 1140


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 97%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 - 24
Math: 19 - 25
Composite: 20 - 24


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.0% N/A N/A
24-29 27.0% N/A N/A
18-23 68.0% N/A N/A
12-17 3.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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