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Saint Xavier University

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates persons to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

About

History

Saint Xavier University was founded in Chicago by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, holding the distinctions of being Chicago's first Catholic university as well as the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the United States. 

Education

We offer a diverse abundance of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as degree completion programs, in our College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management and School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Research

  • The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is a unit of Academic Affairs that gathers and validates information for University planning, management and assessment. It works closely with the Office of Information Services to maintain the data infrastructure for decision and planning support. 
  • The IR Office is the institution's clearinghouse for timely and accurate reporting of enrollments, financial aid, employment and aggregate salary figures and other kinds of information mandated by federal and state regulatory agencies. The IR Office also coordinates the annual submission of information to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). 

Career

The Center for SUCCESS is available to serve you -- even virtually -- with your academic career and student support-related needs:

  • Schedule an appointment through Handshake with a Center for SUCCESS advisor.
  • For quick advising questions or assistance with resumes, cover letters or other employment documents
  • Access advising and career development virtual resources on Handshake.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

The mission of the Counseling Center is to guide students toward personal wellness, balance and growth. Licensed counselors facilitate this through personal counseling and wellness education.

Housing services

You'll find there is much to make your experience in the residence halls enjoyable and memorable. In the place you will call home, you'll discover opportunities for meeting other residents who have similar interests and with whom you will study, order late-night pizzas, attend Cougar athletic events, wander the great city of Chicago and engage in many other activities that interest you. 

Library services

The Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library fulfills the course-related information needs of students through its electronic and print collections and research assistance. The library's search interface allows students to find journal articles,books,videos and more from the library and libraries around the world. Students can access more than 40,000 online journals, 60,000 books, and 6,000 DVDs.

ICT services

Saint Xavier University supports its students, faculty and staff by providing an effective and efficient information technology environment. We are committed to continuously improving the quality of the University's technical services to enhance learning and teaching. The IT team maintains, upgrades and expands infrastructure as an ongoing process to serve technology needs. 

Medical services

The SXU Health Center is unique in that we serve students, faculty, staff and members of the community. We are a nurse practitioner-led primary care clinic that is open year-round and provides a variety of services for our patient population. Located at 3925 W. 103rd Street, our mission is to provide accessible and affordable holistic care that upholds the SXU standard for excellence.

Student Life

Campus life

Whether you're a commuter, resident student or prospective student wanting to visit our beautiful campus, there's a variety of resources available to help you make your way to and around campus. 

Sports facilities

The 85,000 sq. ft. facility's main arena seats 3,000 people for athletic events and special occasions such as graduation ceremonies, academic convocations and concerts.

The Shannon Athletic and Convocation Center contains:

  • Fitness Center
  • University Bookstore
  • Two Recreation Gyms
  • Indoor Running Track (1/8 mile)
  • One Racquetball Court
  • Group Exercise/Dance Studio
  • Athletic Training Room - for SXU Athletes only
  • Offices for Coaches/Staff
  • Locker Rooms
  • Cougar Fuel Refreshments - Enjoy smoothies, salads, frozen yogurt and more! Open to the community! Cougar Fuel is closed for the summer.
  • Meeting Rooms

Student clubs

By getting involved on campus with our clubs and organizations, students discover their interests and their selves and develop the skills and confidence needed to lead. Plus, with our experiential learning opportunities as well as mentorships and internships, students are able to bridge a connection to the working world. 

Student Reviews

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Kunal Kumar rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was just amzing for being a part of XAVIER'S community and my stream of commerce

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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