Why Choose Saint Xavier?
Saint Xavier University is a distinguished four-year private institution located in the scenic Southwest Chicago neighborhood of Mt. Greenwood. Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, Saint Xavier is Chicago's first Catholic university. SXU offers a great educational experience with high quality academics all within a friendly, supportive campus atmosphere.
Saint Xavier is home to approximately 4,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate level from 45 different states and 13 different countries. With undergraduate majors and graduate program options, Saint Xavier University has something for everyone.
We know the cost of college is a factor in the college decision for many students and families. We work to make sure cost is not a barrier to a Saint Xavier University education. 100% of new, full-time undergraduate students receive a scholarship towards the cost of tuition. Many are also eligible for additional need-based aid opportunities.
As a result of our strong academic programs and generous financial aid, Saint Xavier University is recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as among the 2017 Top 10 Best Value Regional Universities in the Midwest.
We believe a Saint Xavier education transforms the lives of our students, alums, and our community, and we would love to show you more of what Saint Xavier University has to offer. Use the links on this page as a gateway to important areas of our website. Schedule a visit, meet our staff, and learn more about what it takes to become a Saint Xavier University Cougar!
Colleges of Distinction
Saint Xavier University is nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for supporting and maintaining an environment of engaged students, excellent teaching and academic offerings, and successful outcomes for our students with experiential learning, leadership and service opportunities, all within a vibrant and diverse community.
For more information, visit the Colleges of Distinction website.