Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier University is a private, Catholic, four-year, co-educational institution serving more than 5,300 students in 43 undergraduate degree programs and 16 graduate degree programs. Its 74-acre Chicago Campus is located in a residential neighborhood, while its 35-acre Orland Park Campus is surrounded by natural wetlands. Saint Xavier has 45 student organizations, encompassing academic, artistic, social and athletic activities.
Tradition is an important part of Saint Xavier University’s identity.
Founded more than 165 years ago, the university was the first in
Illinois, established not long after the city of Chicago. Today, the
school maintains a campus in the heart of Chicago, with a satellite
campus in Orland Park.
Saint Xavier’s academics are divided into the following schools:
* College of Arts & Sciences
* School of Education
* School of Nursing
* Graham School of Business
These academic divisions combine for more than 65 undergraduate and
graduate programs. The university also offers continuing education
programs and professional certifications for adult students.
A unique feature of SXU’s academics is the Center for Creating Engaged
Learning Environments. This grant-funded program seeks to improve the
Saint Xavier educational community by encouraging collaboration, use of
technology and the first-year experience.
Student life at Saint Xavier University offers an array of exciting
prospects. In addition to the numerous clubs and organizations on campus,
SXU students are moments away from the world-class entertainment and
dining of Chicago.
Most of Saint Xavier students’ financial aid comes from federal grants,
loans and work-study programs, as well as institutional scholarships. The
university provides each student with an aid package based on FAFSA