Have questions about how the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation will affect your admission? View the Admission Response to COVID-19 page for details on operations during this time as well as resources available to learn more about SXU.

Calling All Incoming Students!

We believe a Saint Xavier University education transforms the lives of our students, graduates and our community, and we would love to show you more of what SXU has to offer. SXU is home to approximately 4,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate level. With traditional undergraduate program, undergraduate adult degree completion program and graduate program options, we have something for everyone.

When you're ready apply, you're welcome to apply online and your admission counselor will contact you to complete the process. We want to ensure that the application process is easy for you. As such, we're accepting unofficial transcripts in place of official ones at this time until you're able to obtain them.

freshman Graduate Student Transfer/Adult Student
International  Adult/Degree Completion Veteran 

If you're unsure which admission page best suits your situation, please contact our Office of Admission at, or call 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798) to speak with your admission counselor. Additionally, you can fill out a request information form online.

Why SXU?

History and Mission

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, SXU is Chicago's first Catholic university. Please see our Mission Statement for more information.

Affordability and Value

We know the cost of college is a factor in your decision to pursue the degree you desire. As such, we work to make sure cost is not a barrier to an SXU education. 100 percent of new, full-time undergraduate students will receive a scholarship toward the cost of tuition. Further, many students are eligible for additional need-based aid opportunities. Please see the Scholarship Directory for more information, as graduate scholarships are also available.

  • SXU is the most affordable Catholic university in Illinois based on net cost of attendance according to
  • As a result of our strong academic programs and generous financial aid, SXU is recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as among the Best Value Regional Universities in the Midwest.

Commitment to Career Preparation

SXU offers transformative and affordable educational experiences through its high-quality academic offerings, innovative service and leadership opportunities, high-impact learning experiences, such as internships and student-faculty collaboration, and clear college-to-career pathways in a person-centered, diverse and safe environment.

Campus Tours and Appointments

Starting Monday, July 6, our campus will be open for students enrolled in limited on-campus summer courses and individuals with appointments. To schedule a visit to campus, please see our campus visit page.

The Office of Admission's hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments are required at this time. Questions? Contact us at 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798) or

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.

Colleges of Distinction Award Badges