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Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana

+1 504-486-7411

1 Drexel Dr New Orleans, LA USA 70125

Xavier University of Louisiana is located in New Orleans. This HBCU has an 81% acceptance rate and a 51% graduation rate. Further, there is an average first year retention rate of 84%.

This private university was founded in 1915 and comes with a price tag of $23,065. Xavier offers grants which are need-based which range from $300 to $600 per semester. These grants do require a separate application and students are required to submit the FAFSA by the priority deadline prior to applying for a grant. Further, the university does participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

There are more than 50 majors for students to choose from at Xavier. Further, students may study abroad in one of more than 30 locations and participate in more than 40 clubs and extracurricular activities.

Students at Xavier University have an average GPA of 3.4, an average SAT score of 1,070, and an average ACT score of 23. Across the country, Xavier is in the top 30% for National Science Foundation funding, the top 15% for HHS funding, and in the top 3 for National Institutes of Health funding.

There are 3,231 undergraduates enrolled at Xavier. Students represent 41 countries and 48 states across the U.S.

Just 0.16% of the student body are international students but 75% are of minority backgrounds. Further, although co-ed, 76% of the student body are women. 85.7% of the student body are between the ages of 18 and 24. The student-faculty ratio is 13 to 1.

The early action deadline for applications is December 1st and the regular decision deadline is March 1st. There is no application fee for Xavier. Students are asked to submit three letters of recommendation.

The university is known for being a leader in the sciences. It is ranked the top university for producing the greatest number of African American graduates who successfully complete medical school. The College Consensus ranks the university the number two HBCU in the country.

Some common careers Xavier graduates pursue include an analyst, consultant, project coordinator, recruiter, registered nurse, software engineer, and teacher. Some common employers of graduates are Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Medpace, Total Quality Logistics, Fidelity Investments, Deloitte, and General Electric.

Located in New Orleans, Xavier’s location has much to offer. It is located in the heart of the city but in a quiet neighborhood. There are both new urban structures, and plenty of historical sites to explore.

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