Saint Xavier University (SXU)

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Saint Xavier University can be found in Chicago, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 5,300 students are enrolled at SXU.

Most of the students admitted to SXU had an SAT score in the range of 1350 - 1655, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 19 - 24. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SXU average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. 51% of all those who apply are granted admission to Saint Xavier University, from which 11 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SXU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Xavier University was reported as 50.6% in Fall 2013 with over 10,500 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SXU SAT Scores: 1350 - 1655
  • SXU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • SXU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Xavier University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Saint Xavier University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SXU has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 25.0%
  • 2010-2011: 53.2%
  • 2011-2012: 83.0%
  • 2012-2013: 49.1%
  • 2013-2014: 50.6%
  • Projected SXU Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 54.2%

How Does SXU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SXU is ten percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trinity Christian College90.2%
Calumet College of Saint Joseph40.0%
Robert Morris University Illinois21.0%
School of the Art Institute of Chicago71.8%
Moody Bible Institute68.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SXU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading455 - 570
Math440 - 545
Writing455 - 540
Total Score1350 - 1655
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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