Xavier University is a co-educational Jesuit, Catholic university located in Cincinnati, Ohio
Xavier University is the sixth-oldest Catholic and fourth-oldest Jesuit university in the nation. Xavier University is primarily an undergraduate, liberal arts institution. Graduate programs include occupational therapy, education, counseling, nursing, English, theology, psychology, and business.
Xavier University competes at the NCAA Division I level in the Big East Conference
Xavier was ranked 4th among 142 Midwest colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report for its 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges report.
It was ranked 1st for average six-year graduation rate in the Midwest at 78%, 3rd for alumni giving and 2nd for “up and coming schools.”
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance listed Xavier 70th among 100 private college and universities as a “Best Value” for 2013. Forbes ranked 220th among America’s Top Colleges for 2013, 174th among private colleges and 46th in the Midwest.
Xavier University offers 81 majors within the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Health and Education, and the Williams College of Business. Several minors and pre-professional programs are also offered. All students must complete the core curriculum.
Undergraduate students attending Xavier must complete a significant number of distribution requirements that are more commonly known as the Core Curriculum. There are required courses in: Theology, Philosophy, Mathematics, Fine Arts, History, Physical Science, Literature, Foreign Language, and the Social Sciences. The Core Curriculum is a confluence of Jesuit ideals, and Great Books rigors, known as Ratio Studiorum. All graduates, upon completion of a Bachelor degree have read The Republic, Discourse on Method, and selections from the Bible among other original texts.