The Gilbert Arizona Campus
Saint Xavier University is a comprehensive, private, Catholic University offering a rigorous, values-based education in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As a dynamic, growing university, SXU builds a strong foundation for academic and professional achievement. We are committed to expanding educational opportunities for students and building partnerships with the Gilbert, Arizona community.
Chicago’s Oldest Catholic University
Saint Xavier University celebrates 167 years of educational service. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, it was the first Mercy institution of higher learning in the United States. As one of 16 colleges and universities sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier is a part of a vibrant network that links more than 43,000 students nationwide and a global community of educators.
An SXU education opens the door to a wide variety of opportunities – for professional development, personal fulfillment and much more. SXU is committed to making its educational programs and those opportunities affordable to students from all walks of life.
Current students and SXU graduates consistently identify our engaging faculty as the best part of their academic experience. Saint Xavier faculty are dedicated to teaching, trained as teacher scholars and recognized as experts in their field of study – 83 percent have the highest degree in their discipline. Our small class sizes mean you’ll learn with your professors – not simply from them. Regardless of the major you pursue at SXU, you will always find the support, encouragement and challenge you need in an active, collaborative learning environment.
Success and Service
Saint Xavier prepares you to use your talents and education as a foundation for professional achievement and a successful, meaningful life. Education extends beyond the walls of the classroom – we work to provide educational, social and service opportunities to make the most of your Saint Xavier experience.
Learning for Life
Saint Xavier engages its students, its faculty and staff, and local communities in teaching, learning, scholarship and service to promote an unparalleled educational experience. Whatever your goals, SXU will help you cultivate a lifelong love of knowledge.