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 4,000 students are enrolled at SXU.

Most of the students admitted to SXU had an SAT score in the range of 960 - 1140, 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 - 3.25. 73% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Xavier University was reported as 72.7% in Fall 2020 with over 8,080 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 ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • SXU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Xavier University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SXU 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 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Xavier University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.2%
  • 2017-2018: 74.6%
  • 2018-2019: 78.4%
  • 2019-2020: 72.7%
  • Projected SXU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 69.8%

How Does SXU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for SXU is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Trinity Christian College69.1%
Chicago State University63.3%
Robert Morris University Illinois63.4%
Roosevelt University67.3%
School of the Art Institute of Chicago57.0%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SXU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 570
Math480 - 570
Total Score960 - 1140
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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