Here are the basics: We were founded in 1831. We are a Jesuit Catholic university in Cincinnati. We have three colleges that offer 85 undergraduate majors, 54 minors and 11 graduate programs to 7,019 total students, including 4,368 undergraduates. We receive national recognition for our academics, such as:
And there's a lot more where those came from. We are the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation and one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities nationwide. And we are firmly rooted in the principles and conviction of the Judeo-Christian tradition and in the best ideals of American heritage.
Xavier’s mission is to educate. We are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, to the orderly discussion of issues confronting society and, as would befit an American institution grounded in the humanities and sciences, we are committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry. We give a great deal of attention to ethical issues and values. We give a great deal of attention to the student as an individual. And we give a great deal of attention to creating what we call 'men and women for others.'
At Xavier, our tagline is: 'A better education for a better world.' We want to provide all of our students the opportunities to identify personal needs, set goals and develop interests and skills for daily living and leadership. And we want to do that so they can, in turn, go out and use thise skills to change the world. What does all that mean? It means we do it because we care. Deeply.