About Xavier

Who We Are

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:

  • Recognized as one of the top 10 universities in the Midwest for the last 17 years by U.S. News & World Report, including a rank of fourth for 2012.
  • Named among “The Best 376 Colleges” in America by The Princeton Review.
  • Ranked No. 41 among the “100 Best Values in Private Colleges” byKiplinger’s Personal Finance.
  • Ranked first for having the best graduation rate among Midwest master’s-level colleges and universities.

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.

What We Do

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.'

Why We Do It

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.

For more information, visit the Xavier Mission website or the About Us website.

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