Xavier University of Louisiana (XU)

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XU is a historically black college found in New Orleans, LA. Nearly three thousand students are enrolled at XU.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores in the range of 1280 (25th percentile) to 1640 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants accepted to Xavier University of Louisiana. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Xavier University of Louisiana (XU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. About 50% of all applicant were admitted at XU, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 26% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at xula.edu.

Overall Xavier University of Louisiana (XU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Xavier University of Louisiana was reported as 54.4% in Fall 2013 with over 4,700 applications submitted to Xavier University of Louisiana. 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 SAT Scores: 1280 - 1640
  • XU ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • XU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Xavier University of Louisiana?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of XU 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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for XU has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 66.9%
  • 2010-2011: 68.8%
  • 2011-2012: 64.1%
  • 2012-2013: 63.5%
  • 2013-2014: 54.4%
  • Projected XU Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 61.1%

How Does Xavier University of Louisiana (XU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Xavier University of Louisiana is two percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Loyola University-New Orleans87.1%
Dillard University35.4%
Southern University at New Orleans48.9%
Our Lady of the Lake College66.2%

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
  • 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 Xavier University of Louisiana (XU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 560
Math420 - 550
Writing420 - 530
Total Score1280 - 1640
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 25
Math20 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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