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Saint Xavier University ranks in top 25 percent

SXU ranks No. 5 out of 22 institutions statewide in its category

Chicago (Aug. 21, 2007) � Saint Xavier University ranks in the top 25 percent in U.S. News & World Report�s 2008 ranking of Best Colleges in the Midwest offering undergraduate and master�s degrees.

In the annual rankings, Saint Xavier ranked 37 among 146 institutions in the Midwest. It is ranked fifth among all master�s comprehensive universities in Illinois. Furthermore, Saint Xavier ranked eighth in the ethnic diversity of its students.

�Our standing in the rankings is further evidence that Saint Xavier University is succeeding in becoming a leading comprehensive Catholic university in the greater Midwest,� said University President Judith A. Dwyer, Ph.D. Saint Xavier has moved up 10 places since Dwyer became president in October 2003.

U.S. News bases its rankings on academic reputation, financial resources, graduation and retention, student selectivity, faculty resources, and alumni giving.

�I believe our high ranking stems from the continued rise in our students� level of preparation and the University�s commitment to providing resources and services that support student enrichment and success,� said Kathleen Carlson, vice president for research, planning and assessment.

Saint Xavier University is a private, coeducational institution serving more than 5,600 students with high-quality academic programs. It offers 36 undergraduate majors and 32 graduate program options in five areas: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, Graham School of Management, School of Nursing and School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The University offers personalized education that emphasizes challenging undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of study.  

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Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago�s oldest Catholic university. Serving more than 5,600 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier�s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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