Xavier University (XU)

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XU can be found in Cincinnati, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around seven thousand students enrolled each year at Xavier University.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at XU. A score within the range of 1070 - 1280 on the SAT exam, or 22 - 28 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Xavier University (XU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.52. 76% of all those who apply are granted admission to XU, from which 11 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at .xavier.edu.

Overall Xavier University (XU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Xavier University was reported as 76.4% in Fall 2020 with over 14,800 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

  • XU ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • XU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Xavier University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Xavier University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for XU has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 68.6%
  • 2017-2018: 73.9%
  • 2018-2019: 73.8%
  • 2019-2020: 76.4%
  • Projected XU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 69.0%

How Does Xavier University (XU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Xavier University is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
College of Mount St. Joseph62.4%
Thomas More College90.6%
Wilmington College78.2%
Central State University56.8%
Indiana University-East62.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Xavier University (XU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math530 - 640
Total Score1070 - 1280
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 29
Math21 - 27
Composite Score22 - 28
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