Meet Your Admission Counselor

Cindy Diaz

Cindy DiazFreshman Admission Counselor 


B.A. - Marketing and Spanish,
Saint Xavier University

Contact Info: 

Phone: 773-298-3063
Fax: 773-298-3076
Email: diaz@sxu.edu

What makes SXU different from other universities?

What makes SXU different from other universities is the fact that at SXU you are not just a number and professors are very easy to talk to. They genuinely care and do their best to help you succeed not only inside their classroom but outside it, too.

What is your favorite season in Chicago? Why?

The fall is my absolute favorite season in Chicago. The city looks beautiful with its different colors in the trees. The weather is not too hot and not too cold. It also marks the beginning of the apple picking season, which I frequently do with my family.

Your best advice about getting admitted and enrolling in college...

I would have to say visit and learn as much as possible about the college or university that interests you. Do not just blindly pick a college because most of your friends are going. College is a time where you can try new things. So put yourself out there, learn about the college, visit campus, and hopefully that will give you an idea of whether or not you like the atmosphere.

Where are you favorite places to eat near the SXU campus?

My favorite places to eat around campus are Wojos for their veggie burgers and awesome milkshakes and Chi-Tung. There are not many Chinese food restaurants that can make Orange Chicken nice and moist but Chi-Tung is definitely one of them.

Your favorite part of the SXU campus is...

The quad was always my favorite place on the SXU campus because of the beautiful scenery. I would go out there in the summer time during my breaks and either hang out with friends or read a book while I waited for class to begin. It was the part of campus that always seemed to relax me; I would just sit out there and enjoy the sun, take a couple of deep breaths and I was fine.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would travel to Spain in a heartbeat. It has always fascinated me with its rich culture and history. The scenery is beautiful and I cannot wait for the opportunity to travel once and for all.

Favorite television show?

My favorite television show is The Walking Dead. I am a huge zombie fan, so all anyone had to tell me was that this show had plenty zombies in it and I was sold! It is not only a great story line but it keeps you guessing and wondering what you would do in a situation like that.

Favorite day of the week and why?

My favorite day of the week is Sunday because it is the one day I get to spend with my family. We sometimes go out to eat or just order in and watch movies. Sundays has also come to be mother-daughter day, and I spend quality time with my mother. This is a day where most distractions are taken away and it's just me and her talking about things that trouble us.