About Xavier

Xavier At a Glance

Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic University in Cincinnati, Ohio, annually ranked among the nation’s best universities. Founded in 1831, Xavier is the oldest Catholic College in Ohio. Our four colleges offer 90+ undergraduate majors, 60+ minors and 40+ graduate programs to approximately 7,000 total students, including 5,000 undergraduates.
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Mission and Values

Driven by our commitment to the common good and to the education of the whole person, the Xavier community challenges and supports students as they cultivate lives of reflection, compassion and informed action.

University Rankings and Recognitions
Read Xavier’s Mission Statement
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Jesuit Education

The goal of a Jesuit and Catholic education is the integration of learning and spirituality, along with the development of a strong system of personal moral values. 

Jesuit Education at Xavier
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Challenging Academics

Our promise to provide challenging and personal learning experiences for each student is at the heart of Xavier’s mission. Xavier offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, 60 minors, 30 graduate programs and 9 online programs.

Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Online Programs
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Collegiate Sports

Musketeers come first in character, commitment and spirit. Our 18 D-1 sports teams include basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, tennis, volleyball, soccer and track and field.

Guide to Xavier Athletics

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio features some of the largest companies in the world, which means students and alumni have countless opportunities for careers, internships and mentorships at places like Kroger, Procter & Gamble, Macy’s, Fifth Third Bancorp, American Financial and Western & Southern Financial group.

The city is ranked the #1 Best City for College Graduates (smartasset.com) and is home to some of the nation’s leading hospitals and healthcare networks, including Cincinnati Children's Hospital, the Christ Hospital and TriHealth.

About Cincinnati

Xavier's Student Commitment

We are Xavier Musketeers.
We are unique individuals who come together in the spirit of St. Ignatius,
to learn together, to serve together
and we will succeed in changing the world together.
We act with integrity, justice and generosity.
All for one and one for all.

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