Xavier University

Xavier is a co-educational Jesuit, Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The school is the sixth-oldest Catholic and fourth-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. Xavier has an undergraduate enrollment of 4,485 students and graduate enrollment of 2,165. Xavier is primarily an undergraduate, liberal arts institution.



Xavier University was the first Catholic institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory and is the fourth oldest Jesuit University and the sixth oldest Catholic university in the United States. The school was founded in 1831 as a men's college in downtown Cincinnati next to St. Francis Xavier Church on Sycamore Street.


The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to improve the accuracy, standardization, and accessibility of information provided to the Xavier community, government agencies and other organizations, and prospective students and their families. 


The Career Development Office serves as Xavier University's comprehensive career office and is the primary point-of-contact for employers hoping to recruit Xavier students from a variety of academic programs. We also serve as the career development resource for all students and alumni with any major.


Student services

The Gordon & Nadine Brunner Connection Center is the operational hub for the Conaton Learning Commons and the McDonald Library. The Connection Center is an integrated service point, blending library and help desk services to support the technological and informational needs of the Xavier community.

Housing services

To be on campus or, not to be off campus? That is the question! Living off campus allows you greater freedom and presents a wide range of possibilities to suit your individual tastes and budget. On campus, nearly 2,000 students live in residence halls or apartments that include such amenities as cable/satellite television, air-conditioning and individual high-speed wireless connections.

Library services

The McDonald Library is located near the corner of Harold and Dana Avenue. This building contains most the the library's collections, including archives and special collections.  The Conaton Learning Commons is located at the corner of Dana Avenue and Francis Xavier Way. This building hosts the Connection Center, an integrated service point, blending library and help desk services.

ICT services

Classroom Technology provides scheduling for classroom audio visual equipment delivery, set-up, and technical assistance, as well as support for campus presentation classrooms and meeting spaces.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus covers approximately 190 acres in the City of Cincinnati (North Avondale and Evanston) and the City of Norwood and features residential and academic malls, flanked by the older west campus and by the expanding east campus. At the center of campus are the Gallagher Student Center and Bellarmine Chapel. Bellarmine Chapel's roof is in the shape of a hyperbolic paraboloid, also known as a saddle roof, that will not collapse, even if the Chapel walls were removed. The chapel is the home to the Bellarmine Catholic Parish.

Sports facilities

The center features a six-lane, 25 meter indoor pool, three court gymnasium, Hammer Strength room, Nautilus equipment, cardiovascular room, two racquetball/handball courts and shower/locker rooms. The O'Connor Sports Center has rental opportunities available. Schedule a weekend event or party. The pool and gym are available during non-peak hours for outside groups. Contact the Assistant Director of Recreational Sports at 745-3209.

  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Hammer Strength Room
  • Cardio/Weight Resistance
  • Multi-purpose Room
  • Fitness Studio
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Locker Rooms

Student clubs

Part of the college experience is reading, writing and studying for exams. The other part? Whatever you want it to be. Do what you love or learn something new with more than 160 clubs: everything from fencing to football, theater to community service.

  • Accounting Society
  • Actuarial Science Club
  • Alchemyst Club
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta - Pre-Med Honor Society
  • Alpha Sigma Nu - Jesuit Honor Society
  • American Choral Directors Association


  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Ohio Board of Regents (OBR
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Higher Education Act (HEA)

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States