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A publication for prospective students of Xavier University of Louisiana, their parents, and High School counselors Volume 18 Winter 2012 RUN FOR FUNDS: More than 400 Xavier students, faculty, staff, and alumni turned out in force for the 25th annual UNCF 5K Walk for Education, which was held at the Audubon Park and Zoo’s Riverview Area. XU First in African American Med School Graduates Xavier is first among the nation’s colleges and universities in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school, according to data compiled by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Xavier had 60 African-American graduates earn medical degrees in 2011, the latest year for which complete data is available. Howard University was second with 43 graduates, followed by the University of Florida with 26. The remaining schools ranked in continued on page 3 descending order are Harvard University, Yale University, Duke University, Stanford University, Spelman College, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pharmacy Introduces Contingent Admit Program Exceptional high school seniors considering a career in pharmacy now have a unique opportunity to get a leg up on their professional education through a new program being offered by the University. Under Xavier’s new Contingent Admit Program (CAP), students can apply for admission into the College of Pharmacy as seniors in high school. Those who qualify and are accepted into the CAP will be guaranteed a seat in the professional pharmacy program if they satisfactorily complete all of their pre-requisite courses in two continued on page 3 years. Previously, all applicants for the four-year professional program were required to complete the same requirements either at Xavier or another college before they would even be considered for admission into pharmacy school. Did you know? - One hundred and fifty XU student scholars will appear in the 2013 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, an annual chronicle of the nation’s outstanding campus leaders. - Xavier was singled out as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2013 edition of its annual “The Best 377 Colleges” guide. - The 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges tabbed Xavier as among its “Best Buy Schools” continued on page 2

Eye on Xavier Winter 2012

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