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Jesuit traditions | Leadership | Service to others World-class learning | Lifelong friends | Mentoring | Global study Muskie madness | Faculty scholars | Deeper faith | Your best self


ACCLAIM u Recognized as one of the top 10 universities in the Midwest for

the last 15 years by U.S. News & World Report, earning No. 1 rankings for freshman retention and graduation rates. u Named among “The Best 371 Colleges” in America by The Princeton

Review for the sixth year.


u Ranked No. 41 among the “100 Best Values in Private Colleges” by

Founded in 1831, Xavier is a

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Jesuit, Catholic university in

u Recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The Best

Cincinnati, Ohio.

Undergraduate Business Schools” in the nation.

u Total students: 6,966,

including 4,228 undergraduates

6 continents

u Three colleges offer

where you can study abroad

83 undergraduate majors, 52 minors, 13 graduate programs (see pages 6-7) u Fall 2009 class:

1,174 freshmen, including 20 valedictorians

82% of medical school applicants are accepted

15+ religions represented

45 states students call home

Middle 50 percent GPA: 3.20 – 3.88 Middle 50 percent SAT: 1060 – 1230

13:1 student-to-faculty ratio #1 best in 17% overall

the Midwest in freshman retention

enrollment for students of color

100% placement for majors in occupational therapy and radiologic technology


16 division I sports teams

81% career placement rate

THE SOCIETY OF JESUS (or Jesuits) was founded nearly 500 years ago by St. Ignatius Loyola, who was soon joined by St. Francis Xavier, the University’s namesake and patron saint. Xavier was the first Jesuit to preach in such non-European countries as India and Japan.

jesuit education For more than 175 years, Xavier University has educated its students in the Jesuit tradition to excel academically, serve others and find God in all things. Learn more at

JAMES E. HOFF, S.J., ACADEMIC QUAD Opening Fall 2010 The Hoff Academic Quad is built around two new facilities—the Conaton Learning Commons and Stephen & Dolores Smith Hall, home to the Williams College of Business— and supported by a new central utility plant. Adding 170,000 square feet, the Quad will enhance Xavier’s current dynamic campus and serve as a model of excellence in American higher education. CONATON LEARNING COMMONS With 84,000 square feet, five floors and a high-tech environment, this is the new heart of campus, connecting teaching, learning and our Jesuit mission of service to others. Special features include: u The Connection Center, open day and night,

to provide technology and information support and instruction. u A digital media lab, technology-driven classrooms,

200-seat auditorium, and gallery and performance space. u Ample, comfortable space for individual and group

study, easy access to plasma screens and movable white boards, plus a café. u The Center for Student Excellence, housing study

abroad and services for international students, interdisciplinary and honors programs, learning assistance and academic advising. u The Center for Teaching Excellence, a think tank

and incubator to promote innovative instruction and interdisciplinary collaboration.

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STUDENT RESIDENCE & DINING COMPLEX Opening Fall 2011 Xavier has kicked off construction for the new student residence and dining complex that will open in fall 2011. The 240,000 square foot complex will house approximately 535 students, primarily sophomores, in four connected residence halls that will feature large, suite-style rooms. The new Hoff dining facility will seat up to 800 and provide rooftop recreation space.

WILLIAMS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Stephen & Dolores Smith Hall With 88,000 square feet, four floors and high-tech features, Smith Hall is a world-class facility for the WCB, ranked as one of the nation’s top business schools by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review and Bloomberg Businessweek. u Features 17 high-tech and spacious classrooms, project workrooms,

multimedia room, computer lab, study rooms, and faculty and staff offices. u Houses centers for applied finance, business ethics, entrepreneurship

and innovation, and professional development. u Provides a Wall Street-style trading room with scrolling stock tickers

and state-of-the-art technology, and 40 dual-panel computer workstations offering real-time access to financial information from Bloomberg, FactSet, Value Line and Morningstar.


The late James E. Hoff, S.J., served as president of Xavier University from 1991-2000. His leadership helped to transform Xavier University with enhanced academic programs and important campus improvements and expansion. The new Quad is a fitting tribute to Father Hoff’s vision and legacy.


ACADEMICS YOU CAN CHOOSE from 83 majors and 52 minors, but you’ll follow one common path with your classmates: completing the Core Curriculum. The Core, as it is known, covers a wide range of topics designed to round out your values and build your skills for lifelong success, no matter what major you choose. EXPLORE WITH CORE | If you’re not yet sure about your major, don’t worry. It’s not unusual for about one-third of your new classmates to be undecided. The Core will let you sample fields of study from fine arts and philosophy to math and history. And, while you explore, your advisor will guide you to the best fit for your interests and skills, and hopes and dreams. HONORS | Students who want more of a challenge can choose one of our honors programs. Through University Scholars, the traditional honors program, students study any major and Core courses in small, specialized classes that promote deeper exploration. Honors Bachelor of Arts, Xavier’s first honors program established in 1948, offers an interdisciplinary major focusing on philosophy and classics. Philosophy, Politics and the Public explores the impact of political science and philosophy on people and society. Students also do summer study in Rome, London or Paris. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM | Xavier students round out their education with experiences that challenge assumptions and build character. Academic service-learning semesters take students to Nicaragua or even to nearby neighborhoods in urban Cincinnati where they combine study and volunteer service. HANDS-ON | Xavier’s professors help students to think critically by engaging them in on-site research and study. Recent opportunities included a trip to Costa Rica to study the regeneration of the rain forest, a summer pilgrimage to Italy to trace the history of St. Francis of Assisi, and an interfaith and medical mission trip to help impoverished residents of Jamaica.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES More than 35 programs in 14 departments are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, the oldest and largest college at Xavier. The liberal arts core is concentrated here, including some of the more traditional majors like art, history, theology, philosophy and modern languages.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HEALTH, AND EDUCATION The college houses the School of Education, School of Nursing and seven other departments that concentrate on social issues such as psychology and criminal justice, and health disciplines such as radiologic technology. Education and nursing are among Xavier’s most popular undergraduate majors.

WILLIAMS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Our nationally ranked business school offers 10 undergraduate concentrations. An executive mentor from the Cincinnati business community is assigned to every business student to advise on academic and career choices throughout the student’s years at Xavier. (Learn about the new WCB building on pages 4-5.)


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Education (cont.): Professional (Secondary) Education 1 Special Education Teaching Sciences Electronic Media

Advanced Technology 1 Advertising Applied Biology


Applied Chemistry: Pre-Chemical Engineering 5


Applied Physics: Pre-Engineering 5 Natural Sciences Alternate/Interdisciplinary

Environmental Science

Art: Art Education Art History Ceramics Drawing Fiber Arts Graphic Design Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture

Forensic Science 1

Sport Management Sport Marketing Statistics 1 Theatre 1 Theology



Gender and Diversity Studies 1

Army ROTC English as a Second Language HONORS PROGRAMS Honors Bachelor of Arts Philosophy, Politics and the Public


International Studies: International Business Europe Latin America Post-Colonial Studies

Business 1

Jazz 1

Business: Accountancy Economics 6 Entrepreneurial Studies Finance Information Systems International Business Life Sciences for Business 3 Management Marketing Strategic Human Resource Management

Latin 1


Latin American Studies 1 Mathematics Media Studies 1 Medical Technology Modern Language & International Economics: French German Spanish Music Music Education


Natural Sciences

Classical Humanities



Occupational Therapy 3

University Scholars PRE-PROFESSIONAL Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy 1 Pre-Veterinary Professional Accountancy 3


Offered as a minor only


Associate’s degree


An integrated five-year undergraduate/graduate program 4

Computer Science

Organizational Communication

Corrections 1

Peace Studies 1

Criminal Justice


Education: Adolescent to Young Adult/Multi-Age Early Childhood Middle Childhood Montessori



Communication Arts

lab with free laptop rental.


Information Technology 1

Chemical Science

lounge, theater and a 24-hour computer



Catholicism and Culture

offers students a food court, fireside

Social Work

Greek 1

Biochemistry 1

in the dark, the Gallagher Student Center

Fine Arts


Athletic Training


Environmental Studies 1

Religious Education 1


An integrated undergraduate/graduate program with Duke University School of the Environment

Political Science

Xavier students take engineering courses at the University of Cincinnati



Public Relations Radiologic Technology 2

Also available as bachelor of arts (BA)

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LIVING HERE Xavier’s residence halls feature air-conditioning, wireless Internet access and plenty of TV channels. Students choose suite- or apartmentstyle halls, or honors floors. Brockman Hall is for freshmen only. Freshman and sophomore students also live in Kuhlman, Husman and Buenger Halls. In fall 2011, sophomores will have the opportunity to move into a brand new residence hall and dining complex (see pages 4-5). 

MUSKIE MADNESS Our men’s basketball team is among the nation’s best, making it to the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight twice in the last six years.

SERVICE LEARNING The Alternative Breaks Club,


The winning women’s basketball team also

started by students in 2001, sent more than 250

landed in the Elite Eight

students on 23 trips in 2010, ranging from hurricane

in 2010. Students get free

relief work on the Gulf Coast to helping children in

tickets to home games and

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rock the Cintas Center. 

WEATHER WATCH Summers in Cincinnati are warm and winters are relatively mild; annual snowfall averages only 23 inches. The average daily temperature is 63 degrees. 

GLOBAL LEARNING To further broaden their learning, Xavier students can travel to six continents through study abroad, the academic service-learning program and direct exchange programs. The most popular destinations for students: England, France, Ireland, Italy and Nicaragua. 

HOME TO ALL FAITHS Xavier’s president, Michael J. Graham, S.J., leads the campus community in worship. A Jesuit, Catholic institution, Xavier welcomes all faiths. p 9

EXPERTISE | ”I am a mammalogist/ paleontologist and have been teaching at Xavier for eight years. I’m currently working on a paper about the extinct short-faced bear that dates back to the Pleistocene era.” DOWN TO THE BONE | ”My students can choose from a variety of research topics, including studying snake jaws, lemurs, sharks, gorillas, giraffes, kangaroos, bushbabies and hyenas, as well as human teeth and muscles. For example, a student could find out why the skeletons of cheetahs make them the fastest land animals on earth or why humans suffer from temporal mandibular syndrome (TMJ).”



THE DNA OF X | Xavier faculty are involved in a

wide range of vital and fascinating research projects, from helping to find a cure for cancer to saving the manatees. Many professors welcome student participation in their work. For instance, Associate Professor of Biology William Anyonge invites students to step back into the Ice Age, working side-by-side with him to study fossilized remains at the famous LaBrea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.

professional preparation Learn more about pathways to medical school and into other health professions at 10

NEW AVENUES | ”Some students begin research with me as early as their sophomore year so they have ample time to learn scientific methods and techniques to produce good quality work in two years. Most of my students are interested in going on to dental or veterinary school or other graduate work, so our projects are relevant to their career choices. Students have great imaginations and often come up with new avenues of research, so I end up learning something new by guiding them.”


ANN M. FIEGEN, CLASS OF 2010 | MAJOR: BIOLOGY HONORS | Ann’s academic career at Xavier has been filled with awards and distinctions, including the Biology Department Excellence Award, Dean's List and being named to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. The recipient of a full-tuition St. Francis Xavier Scholarship, Ann received a paid summer undergraduate research fellowship to study neuroscience at the Mayo Clinic, and participated in paid summer honors undergraduate research at Harvard Medical School, studying cervical cancer. She also received the 2009-2010 Brueggeman Fellowship for international travel.

Xavier Graduates Excel in Medicine and Law

AHEAD | ”I will spend the summer working with Peru’s Ministry of Health to study the Dengue virus. I’m entering the PhD program in virology at Harvard University in fall 2010 and plan to pursue a teaching and research career.”

ADVANTAGES | ”Xavier provides an immensely supportive atmosphere. Dedicated teachers helped me succeed in the classroom, which enabled me to pursue off-campus research programs and internships, and get offers from top graduate schools. ”It’s not purely academics, either. Getting involved in the Peace and Justice programs helped me realize Xavier’s Jesuit values of service and solidarity, and to stretch my comfort zone. While I have a passion for molecular biology, I want to contribute to social justice problems by using science for disease prevention and treatment. I feel that the liberal arts core has prepared me to make conscientious choices as I move into the next phase of my life and education.”

Xavier’s Office of Pre-Professional Health Advising assists students to prepare for successful admission to their choice of health profession schools: medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, pharmacy and other fields. u Over the past three years, 84 percent of

Xavier pre-medical graduates have been accepted into professional schools, compared to 45 percent nationally. u The 2009 graduating class achieved an 82

percent acceptance rate to medical schools. Xavier’s liberal arts Core Curriculum, plus pre-law advising and mentoring, have helped our graduates go on to such prestigious law schools as Harvard, Yale and Georgetown.

FOR THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, nearly 80 percent of 2009 graduates were either employed or in graduate school within 180 days of graduation.


CINCINNATI: BE SURPRISED. AROUND THE XAVIER CAMPUS Xavier University is surrounded by three very different neighborhoods:  Norwood welcomes many of our students in off-campus housing and retail stores.

ECLECTIC. ENERGETIC. ENTERTAINING. Scan the downtown skyline. Head to hillside neighborhoods. Roam along the Ohio River. Cincinnati offers endless—and exciting—directions: Go from art, baseball and chili to ziplining through nearby historic ravines. This city of nearly two million people is dynamic (360 Fortune 500 companies), young (nearly one million college students in the region) and on the move (named to Esquire Magazine’s “Cities that Rock”).

transitional area where many of our students volunteer and work with the neighborhood children.  North Avondale is the closest to campus and one of the oldest, grandest neighborhoods in the

Plus, it offers some bedrock basics: It’s affordable, easy to get around (and get

city where faculty and

to from around the country), accessible and recently rated 9th among America’s

students live.

40 safest cities by Forbes Magazine.

TAKE A CLOSER LOOK. Get all the latest information about places and events at

more on the ’nati Get more about Cincinnati hot spots at


 Evanston is a

CINCINNATI FLANKS THE OHIO RIVER in the southwest corner of the state. It’s the nation’s 24th largest metropolitan area with 2.1 million people spread across the region.

big red machine Along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Great American Ball Park is home to the Cincinnati Reds. Learn more at

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WHAT’S HOT Check out the top picks by Xavier students for the best eateries and things to do in and around Cincinnati.

DINING Newport on the Levee $1 burger night at Bar Louie  Claddagh Irish Pub 

Mt. Lookout Dancing Wasabi half-price sushi  Zips burgers 

Hyde Park Arthur’s for Burger Madness  Chipotle  Friday’s  Graeter’s ice cream  Busken Bakery—open 24 hours 

SPORTS Reds games  Bengals games  Cyclones hockey games  Rollergirls roller derby at the Cincinnati Gardens 


ENTERTAINMENT Movie theater at Newport on the Levee  Go Bananas Comedy Club  Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo  Ice skating downtown at Fountain Square  Enjoying the nice weather at Ault Park and Devou Park  Waterslides at the Beach Water Park  Scary Halloween fun at the USS Nightmare haunted ship  Watching fireworks on the Serpentine Wall at Sawyer Point  Skiing at Perfect North  King’s Island  Shopping at Rookwood Commons and Kenwood Mall  Visiting Newport Aquarium 

The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is just 20 minutes away by car.

RATING CINCINNATI In the past five years, Cincinnati has been ranked: In the top 30 “most wired” cities in the U.S. [Forbes Magazine]  7th in the top 15 U.S. cities as a great place to live and work [Fortune Magazine]  Among the “Best Cities for Small Business” [Dun & Bradstreet and Entrepreneur Magazine]  A best bargain city for affordable housing and a reasonable cost of living [Forbes Magazine] 

One of most innovative cities in the nation [Visa’s Innovation Index]  In the top 25 large metro areas to “start a business in now” [Inc. Magazine]  One of America’s “50 hottest cities” [Expansion Management Magazine] 


RESEARCH | “I’ve never personally tanned, but I found that a lot of my female friends would even pay to borrow someone else’s car in order to go tan in the Hyde Park neighborhood. After doing more in-depth market research, I found there was strong enough demand in this area for indoor tanning, which is a $5 billion a year industry. X Rays Tanning was cash flow positive after its first two months of operation and has built a strong customer base.” BRANDING | “Warren Buffet said if you don’t want to own a company for 10 years, then you shouldn’t own it for 10 minutes. I’ve taken that approach, and the best example would be Desiar Eyewear: It hit peak demand in 2008 when Soulja Boy wore them at the BET Music Awards, in music videos getting 15 million hits on YouTube, and at every live show. But we asked: What will make Desiar Eyewear different than another line that places Swarovski crystals on the lenses? We’ve since been working on our brand and future collections to build a company that will hopefully last more than just one fashion trend.”



CHOICES | Alex chose Xavier to be on the men’s soccer team but soon left the field to start up companies, “which I saw myself doing a lot longer in life than playing soccer.” Today, he runs X Rays Tanning in the Norwood area, near the Xavier campus; Desiar Eyewear and clothing lines; OMG! Marketing and OMG! Media; Believe in a Dream Foundation; and is attuned to other emerging opportunities. “I’ve got a lot going on, but I learned good time-management skills at a very young age.”

be creative See how Xavier students get involved in clubs and more to develop their talents and find their passion at 16

LESSONS | “I’ve had my fair share of positives and negatives from Xavier, but I would still make the decision to come here. Soccer had always defined who I was, but through Xavier and hearing from its graduates about their success, I was able to adopt the ‘why not me’ mentality when approaching startup companies. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for Xavier. Father Hoff put it best: ‘It is not about who you are when you come to Xavier but who you are when you leave.’ ”


STEVE BOLLER, CLASS OF 2011 | MAJORS: MUSIC & ENGLISH INSPIRED | Steve spent his first two years at Xavier performing original songs across campus, “from dorm rooms to faculty banquets and everywhere in between.” Feeling restless, he said the idea of creating an on-campus music company “simply popped into my head. I was inspired by my own need for self-expression, but I quickly realized that Reivax (Xavier backward) Records could give other students real-world experience in the entertainment industry.”

EXPRESS YOURSELF Whether you’re into indie rock or gospel, art or theater, you’ll find a match among the many performing arts opportunities at Xavier: u The Xavier Players perform year-round in

INNOVATIVE | Reivax has been hosting events for Xavier students as well as off-campus shows. “We bring together artists from Xavier, local high schools and even out-of-town performers. We have plans to launch a clothing line and produce recordings. In five years, I fully expect Reivax to be a vital part of the Xavier community. Perhaps our efforts will even inspire the creation of a concert venue within walking distance and a recording facility on campus.”

IN BALANCE | “Being a double major, plus developing Reivax Records and improving as a musician means time is at a premium. It’s taught me to eliminate procrastination and remain highly organized. I make a conscious effort to eat right, get enough sleep, and work out regularly, and I make time to enjoy the college experience.” IN THE FUTURE | “I plan to shape my life around two of my greatest passions: making music and helping others make music. I have found support from the Xavier community almost every step of the way, from my encouraging friends to the supportive faculty in the Music Department. The campus is truly wide open for entrepreneurial innovation, and any student with a vision and passion can come here and find the tools to succeed.”

more than a dozen main-stage productions and improvisational performances, ranging from Shakespeare to social and political pieces to original sketch comedies. u The Department of Music offers Pep Band,

jazz and chamber groups. u The University Singers perform song

repertoires of traditional Broadway musicals, vocal jazz, disco and country. u Art students can display their creative work

at two galleries on campus. THE XAVIER PEP BAND plays for all men’s and women’s home basketball games and sees all the action courtside.


CAMPUS LIFE ASK A XAVIER ALUM and you’ll hear that living on campus is one of the best parts of going to college, especially meeting other students and making lifelong friends. You’ll have plenty of chances to meet people—about 2,000 students live in four residence halls and Xavierowned apartments—and find lots to do on campus and around Cincinnati. IN THE BEGINNING | Your journey begins at orientation (called Manresa) when students in Move Crew T-shirts descend on your car and carry everything up to your room. You’ll meet your roommate, if you haven’t already, and then begin Manresa sessions, which give new students all the important nuts and bolts of campus life— where your classes are, when the cafeteria is open, how to buy Subway with your ALL Card, how to get online to the wireless network to update your Facebook page. Most important, Manresa is when you’ll meet all the people you’ll be going to school with for the next four years. FINDING FUN | You’ll be close to everything you need—food, friends, fun. The Gallagher Student Center is across the campus greenspace and is the main hangout where everyone goes to lounge, play video games, rent a movie, buy coffee, eat, whatever. Students also go there for late-night snacks, to watch the movie of the month or to attend a student performance in the theater. FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD | The food is second only to Mom’s. The Hoff Dining Hall in the Cintas Center is the main dining area, with options for every eater, including vegan and low-fat. It’s all-you-can-eat, so bring your appetite. GET FIT | Once you push yourself away from the table, you can work it off on the sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, jogging trails, swimming pool, weight rooms and more. Bring your gear.

DEEPER MEANING Opportunities for spiritual reflection, retreats and service enable all students to experience the Jesuit calling to find God in all things. The Office of Campus Ministry offers worship services and spiritual development for students of all faiths. u Service work You’ll find Xavier students tutoring local school children, teaching adults to read and write, and volunteering at many local organizations such as Xavier Make-A-Wish, Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent DePaul Society and Natural Ties.

GROWING GREEN Xavier’s colors are blue and white—plus a good deal of green. u Pledge Xavier President Michael J. Graham, S.J., signed a pledge to make the University “climate neutral” by phasing out greenhouse gases. u LEED All new construction is being built to meet the LEED silver certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council. u Recycle Ninety percent of materials from demolition for campus construction was recycled.


SOME STUDENTS GO X-TREME, as in the X-Treme Fans club, painting themselves blue from head to toe for basketball. The student section is the place to be on game nights.

GETTING INVOLVED In college, you’ll want to do plenty of studying, but having fun is important, too. At Xavier, you can choose from more than 100 student organizations. It’s easy to get involved. Early in the fall, the University hosts Club Day on the Mall. More like a campus party, Club Day is where you meet up with your friends and learn more about the different clubs, eat free food and listen to music most of the day. The toughest part is deciding what not to join.

CAMPUS CLUBS Here’s a sampling of our 100-plus clubs: Crew

Martial Arts

Dance Team

Pep Band

Debate Club

Pre-Med Society

E.A.R.T.H Coalition


Economics Association

Spanish Club

Equestrian Club Football Gospel Choir Ice Hockey

Rugby Television Club Ultimate Frisbee Water Polo Xavier Players

find what fits Look at the videos of Club Day on the Mall and see a complete list of all the student clubs you can join at 19

URBAN | “We are one of a very few universities to have a residential urban service-learning program. In most programs, students do service and then return to their comfortable dorm rooms. Our students live in a poor but historic community here in Cincinnati and only return to campus on the city bus for a few classes. We promote a sense of social responsibility. It’s part of the Jesuit mission and the ethos of Xavier to teach a ‘faith that does justice.’ ”



FOR OTHERS | Xavier’s Academic Service Learning

Semesters (ASLS) enable students to combine 12-15 credit hours of academic study with faculty-guided community service in countries like Nicaragua, and in Cincinnati. Professor Irene B. Hodgson, ASLS interim director, has served as the faculty trip leader to Nicaragua six times since 1999. “Through ASLS and study abroad, students grow in so many ways. They are able to deepen their understanding of how classroom theory applies in the complicated and messy real world. Students come to understand in a different way what it means to be part of a global community, not just part of the United States.”

experience it

Red-eyed tree frogs from Central and South America

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GLOBAL | “In Nicaragua, especially through our Jesuit connections, students have access to current and former presidents, vice presidents and government ministers as well as to heroes of the Revolution, and important Catholic and liberation theology leaders. They are able to deepen their understanding of how theories they study in class apply in the complicated and messy real world. Most important, students often say the experience has helped them to be their best selves.” PERSONAL | “My ideas have been transformed: I can’t teach Spanish without teaching about the context where Spanish is spoken—and I can’t send students off to other countries without them knowing why folks in those other countries don’t have the same image of the United States as we have been raised to have. Our students are brave to step out of their comfort zones and the Xavier bubble, and go off to another country. They care so deeply and think so deeply about what they are seeing and experiencing.”



GLOBAL ISSUES The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier focuses on the critical issues of our age, including religious and cultural diversity, social and economic justice, and sustainability. The Brueggeman Fellowship sends Xavier students around the world for hands-on research and learning. A BETTER WORLD | The Peace and Justice

LUCKY | Named a Bruggeman Fellow at Xavier, and allowed to travel anywhere in the world, Katie headed to the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, to teach English for seven weeks at the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School. She grew close to her students, who were orphans of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. “One day I was talking to a student and she asked about my family. She looked at me and said, ‘Both of your parents are still alive?’ I said yes, and she just whispered, ‘You are so lucky.’ She lost both to AIDS. I just said, ‘You’re right. I am.’ ” LASTING | Katie assigned her students a special project—to record their lives by using disposable cameras and keeping journals of their thoughts and activities. After returning home, she collected her students’ photos and writings into a book, Kibera Journals, which she

hopes can someday be widely published. For now, it’s a lasting symbol of one of the most important lessons she took away from her Xavier years: “I learned how precious life is and how quickly things can change.” LIFE-CHANGING | Today, Katie is married and raising her daughter Layla Colette. She still finds time to help others as a health literacy consultant with Project: LEARN in Cleveland, assisting patients to better understand their health-care issues. And, she’s tutoring a friend who’s hoping to get his GED, having survived a devastating childhood: He was a Lost Boy of Sudan.

Programs encourage students to envision a better world through involvement in projects and reflection. Among its groups are Pax Christi, Amnesty International and Habitat for Humanity. ALTERNATIVE BREAKS | During spring breaks and Christmas vacations, many Xavier students participate in service trips around the country and in some foreign locations where they volunteer in service projects with the Alternative Breaks Club. Started by students in 2001, the club sent more than 250 students on 23 trips in 2010. One trip is always a surprise. Students don’t know their destination until departure—such as a trip to the California coast to do environmental clean-up.

KATIE CAPTURED THE STRUGGLES in the lives of students like Immaculata (left) in a book, Kibera Journals (above), which she assembled after returning from Kenya.



KATRIECE CARTER, CLASS OF 2010 | MAJORS: ACCOUNTING & FINANCE CONNECTIONS | Xavier was among the nation’s first universities to offer a mentor program with the launch of the Executive Mentoring Program in 2003 by the Williams College of Business. In 2008, the mentor program was expanded to match mentors to students across the university. More than 100 mentor-mentee matches have been made between students and business executives and other career professionals. Throughout their Xavier years, students count on mentors for one-on-one coaching, résumé development, networking, career connections and vital support. Xavier mentors represent a wide range of professions, companies and organizations, including: INVOLVED | While at Xavier, Katriece held leadership roles in many organizations, including the Black Student Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Student Government Association and Manresa Orientation for new students. She earned an X-Key for achievement/ leadership in 2008-2009. A tax intern at Jackson, Rolfe & Spurgeon Co., she also provided volunteer income tax assistance and participated in Habitat for Humanity in the Greater Cincinnati area. NEXT | During senior year, Katriece learned that she was selected for the Fifth Third Bank Financial Leadership Program, which she entered after graduation. PREPARED | “I’ve learned that education, leadership and criticalthinking skills, and pure motivation will help me open all doors and

accomplish all of my goals. Xavier has prepared me to go out in the real world and be successful. I’ve also learned through my various volunteer opportunities that when things need to be changed, it is up to me to change them and not be passive. At Xavier, I’ve been able to prepare for my future by getting real-life lessons in the classroom from professors with proven business experience. I’m ready to get my post-college career and life underway.”

u Cincinnati Public Schools,

High School Administrator u Cintas, Chairman u Duke Energy, Associate

General Counsel u General Electric, Division of

Compliance Leader u IBM, Senior Project Manager u Macy’s, Vice President, Learning

& Development u Microsoft, User Experience Designer

Vice President u National Basketball Association

(NBA), Manager of Communications Mallory Malinoski, Class of 2012, economics and

u The Nielsen Company, Vice President,



u Owens Corning, Leader, Green

business major: “My mentor from Procter

Buildings Initiatives

& Gamble helps me navigate new

u Procter & Gamble, Global

in the classroom.”

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Senior Clinical Director

u National City Bank, Executive

job-related issues that do not get taught

connect to the city

u Cincinnati Children’s Hospital,

Communications Director u Sun Chemical, Key Account Manager u The White House, Executive Assistant

FUTURE FOCUS THE FUTURE MAY SEEM LIKE A DISTANT PLACE, but the truth is, it’s not that far away. Xavier gives you everything you need to get there. For the Class of 2009, 81 percent were either employed or in graduate school within eight months of graduating. That’s especially significant in today’s challenging job market. That’s the value of a Xavier education. SMART START | From your first day on campus, Xavier sets you on a solid path to graduation and your chosen career. With the help of Xavier’s special fouryear plan, you’ll get matched to a mentor, develop your résumé, build career and leadership skills, and prepare for postgraduation opportunities. THE RIGHT COMBINATION |

YOUR  FINDING FORTUNE Greater Cincinnati is headquarters to 15 Fortune 1000 companies—more than Columbus, Pittsburgh or Indianapolis—and 360 Fortune 500 companies maintain operations in this area. Nine Fortune 500 companies have global headquarters right in our city (see below). As a result, many Xavier graduates are able to land jobs and start their careers right here. American Financial Group

A dynamic corps of academic

Ashland Inc.

advisors helps you choose your

Fifth Third Bancorp

major and explore career choices. Advisors from our Career Services Center work with you to identify the right professional steps along the way, such as

General Cable Corporation

securing internships and co-op positions.

The Kroger Co.

HONING YOUR SKILLS | The Career Services Center prepares you to apply

Macy’s Inc.

all that you learn at Xavier to your professional life. The center works


collaboratively with employers and provides a variety of programs to help you research the job market and secure a job, including a web-based job-posting system.

Procter & Gamble Western & Southern Financial

MAKING CONNECTIONS | Internships help students match classroom lessons to actual on-the-job requirements through hands-on work. Xavier students have taken advantage of valuable internships at such leading area employers as: AAA Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Reds, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., Enterprise Rent-A-Car, FOX Sports Ohio, The Hershey Company, Johnson & Johnson, National Park Service, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and USB Financial Services, Inc.


BEGIN THE JOURNEY OUR ADMISSION PROCESS, like the education you receive at Xavier, is a personal experience that focuses on getting to know you and what makes you distinctive. Your academic achievements are important to us, but we also know it’s the extra things you do that complete you as a person. Because we review every application individually, we’ll learn just how well-rounded you are. Here’s how you get started:


Online application: You can fill out Xavier’s admission application by going to No fee to submit online applications.


Common Application: Xavier accepts the Common Application, which can be found at Fees for online applications are waived.


Paper application: You can download and print out a copy of the application at There is a $35 fee to submit a paper application.

FRESHMAN ADMISSION u We start accepting applications in late summer (before your senior year). We admit

students on what’s called a “rolling basis,” which means that students are accepted to Xavier throughout the following spring, or until our incoming fall class is full. u Once your completed application has arrived at Xavier and is ready for review, it

takes four to six weeks for us to make a decision. (We start reviewing applications in October.) u We base admission decisions on various factors, starting with the grades

you’ve earned through your junior year; we also look at your essay, your activities, a recommendation from your counselor and your standardized test (ACT, SAT) scores. Sometimes, to make sure we have the full picture before making a decision, we’ll ask for other information such as your grades through the first semester of your senior year. u If you have other questions

about the admission process, or need help, just call or e-mail. We’ll be glad to tell you more.

SEE FOR YOURSELF No matter whether you live within a short drive from campus or across the country, you’ll want to discover for yourself if Xavier University is right for you. And the best way to do that is to visit campus. Take a tour, check out the residence halls, hang out on the campus green. We can arrange to have you sit in on a class or chat with a professor or two. Here’s how: u Personal visit Information sessions and campus tours are offered Monday through Friday, as well as on Saturdays from September to May. Please let us know you’re coming at least two weeks in advance. u X Experience Days If you prefer something more structured, X Experience Days give you and your parents the chance to join other families and spend part of the day on campus. You’ll hear more about academics and campus life in a variety of sessions. u Go virtual Get a glimpse of campus before you visit.

For all the details, go to


INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE A COLLEGE EDUCATION IS A DREAM, a goal, an investment in your future. But, during these times especially, affordability is of paramount concern for all families. Xavier University recognizes these challenges with what we call the Xavier Commitment: We offer the best resources to help families afford the premier education students want and deserve.

u Student employment/work study:


interest rate. Loans must be repaid. Repay-

Some type of financial aid is awarded to 98 percent of entering freshmen, and 60 percent receive funds to help with financial need. For fall 2009, 72 percent of enrolled freshmen received an academic scholarship or merit award, and all other admitted freshmen were considered for leadership awards. Xavier’s Office of

Funds provided to students as payment for working on campus. Payment is made directly to the student. u Loans: Money borrowed in the student’s

or parent’s name from the federal government or a lending institution at a low ment generally begins six months after the student has graduated or is no longer in college. Repayment for a parent borrower generally begins while the student is enrolled.

Financial Aid will work one-on-one with you to review financial tools and resources,


including the University’s payment plan which helps many families manage yearly costs.

Annual tuition for full-time undergraduates

in 2010-2011 is $29,300 and $30,300 for


business majors. On-campus living expenses

u Scholarships: Money awarded to students based on academic, athletic or artistic

talents. Scholarships are not repaid. Xavier offers several unique awards for service, diversity and alumni legacy students. u Grants/awards: Money awarded to students based on financial need or merit.

(room and board, double occupancy) are about $9,500 per year. They do not include all fees, textbooks and personal expenses.

Grants and awards are not repaid. ABOUT 70 PERCENT of Xavier students graduate in four years, ready to begin a career, start graduate school or go into volunteer service. A Xavier degree is valued and recognized throughout the world.

score for yourself We’re so confident Xavier has what you’re looking for that we’ve created a scorecard so you can make side-by-side comparisons with other colleges. Download yours at




Centrally located in the heart of the Midwest, Cincinnati is easily accessible from any place in the country and by any mode of transportation.

PLANES | The Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, 20 minutes from campus, is served by all major airlines and offers non-stop international flights around the clock. The Dayton, Columbus and Louisville airports are also within an easy drive to Xavier. TRAINS | Amtrak rolls into Cincinnati at the historic Union Terminal, an Art Deco masterpiece built in the 1930s. AUTOMOBILES | Cincinnati is only five hours by car from Chicago, six from St. Louis, four from Pittsburgh and eight from Atlanta. Five major interstates meet up in the city. BUSES | Megabus connects Cincinnati with Columbus, Indianapolis and Chicago at discount prices, and Greyhound has a large terminal on the edge of downtown. MILEAGE | Cincinnati is less than 500 miles from Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Louisville, Memphis, Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Washington, D.C.

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Ohio Indiana Kentucky Illinois Pennsylvania Michigan New York California

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CINCINNATI Louisville •

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• Nashville Memphis • • Atlanta Please note: Cincinnati is in the Eastern time zone.

Massachusetts Missouri Wisconsin Tennessee Connecticut Maryland Texas

Xavier welcomes more and more students from outside the U.S. Among the 42 home countries represented: Brazil China Columbia Japan Kenya

• Pittsburgh

Indianapolis • • Kansas City

No matter where you’re from, you’ll probably find someone at Xavier who’s from your part of the country. Xavier’s central location is one reason why students come from across the nation—from Hawaii to Maine. The top 15 states for the entering class of 2009:


• Minneapolis


Republic of Korea Senegal South Korea Spain Vietnam

NEED A LIFT? To get home and back, students check the Ride Board in the Gallagher Student Center. They hang slips on hooks located on each state or, for Ohio, each city, indicating if they need or are giving rides. It’s a great way to meet people.

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JESUIT EDUCATION: Academic excellence and service to others


NATIONAL REPUTATION: Ranked a top university in the nation


XAVIER DEGREE: Recognized and valued around the world

DYNAMIC CAMPUS: New, state-of-the-art Hoff Academic Quad



CINCINNATI: Top sports, world-class arts, great food


INVOLVED FACULTY: Committed to your success


THE MUSKIES: Top men’s and women’s basketball teams


STUDY ABROAD: Live and learn in programs on six continents


DIVERSITY: A home for all faiths, cultures and races


THE POWER OF X: Connections to 65,000+ Xavier alumni in Cincinnati, across the country and worldwide

X FOR YOU To schedule your visit: Go to Call 877-XUADMIT (982-3648)

Visit campus. See for yourself. Sit in on a class. Meet our students and faculty. Ask questions.

IN A RECENT SURVEY, 87 percent of seniors gave the University high marks and said they’d choose to come to Xavier all over again.

apply now If you’re ready to choose Xavier, get started today on your application at

Office of Admission 3800 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5311

WHEN TO APPLY DECEMBER 1, 2010 Admission and scholarship application deadline to be considered for our top competitive awards, including the St. Francis Xavier, Chancellor, Pro and Weninger Scholarships and the Xavier Community-Engaged Fellowship.

FEBRUARY 1, 2011 Admission application deadline to be considered for all other scholarships and awards.

FOR MORE INFORMATION To learn about Xavier University and plan your visit, please contact the Office of Admission: 513-745-3301 877-XUADMIT (982-3648) 513-745-4319 3800 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5311





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