Saint Xavier University


Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University is a four-year private college located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Chicago. Founded in 1846, we are Chicago's oldest Catholic university. Saint Xavier offers an excellent educational experience within a friendly, supportive campus atmosphere. We also offer generous scholarship opportunities to make a college education affordable. These are some of the many reasons why Saint Xavier was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as among the Best Value Regional Universities in the Midwest.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Sports & Fitness Administration
  • STEM

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Ethnic/Cultural
  • Leadership Development
  • Service Opportunities
  • Social Justice
  • Student Media

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Students are encouraged to complete the application for admission and request their high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores be sent for review. We operate under a rolling admission policy, although we encourage students to apply early in their senior year.

Additional Information

  • 100% of first-time freshmen receive a merit scholarship at Saint Xavier University based on high school performance and ACT or SAT score. Scholarships range from $13,500 to $20,000 per year and are renewable each year.
  • SXU also offers need-based aid as well as talent-based awards for areas such as athletics, music, and art.
  • Saint Xavier offers transformative and affordable educational experiences through its high-quality academic offerings, innovative leadership opportunities, clear college-to-career pathways and high-impact learning experiences, such as student-faculty collaborative research, internships, etc.  
  • SXU serves a diverse community of more than 3,000 motivated and socially engaged students in an enriching and supportive learning environment. 

Visit us

We encourage prospective students and families to visit our campus. We offer tours of campus and meetings with admission counselors daily and also on Saturday mornings. Students and families can also attend one of the numerous visit events hosted throughout the year. For visit opportunities, see, keyword: visit.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

3700 W 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655, United States of America

Phone number

(844) 468-6798