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Donations to SXU are gifts well spent. Donations to SXU's annual fund go towards scholarships for deserving students.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Saint Xavier in the top third of Midwestern master's-level universities and one of the top five in the state of Illinois.

In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Saint Xavier's student body among the most diverse for regional universities in the Midwest, measured both in terms of ethnicity and income.

More than 90% of our students come from Illinois, and many stay in Illinois. The abilities and expertise of more than 20,000 SXU graduates shine in schools, hospitals, businesses, and government agencies across the region.

Since its founding, Saint Xavier has maintained a commitment to educating individuals who are often underrepresented in higher education, including female, minority, first-generation, and economically disadvantaged students.

The Latest SXU News Headlines

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Saint Xavier University president, Dr. Laurie M. Joyner, enthusiastically announced that Allison Kern will lead Saint Xavier as the new Director of Athletics.


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019

Upon founding Saint Xavier University (SXU) in 1846, the Sisters of Mercy endowed the institution with a benevolent mission of active compassion and high-quality education. In keeping with tradition, the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Community has generously gifted SXU a $25,000 grant to support the Mercy Scholarship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019

Saint Xavier University alumni Sister Patricia Murphy, R.S.M. ’60, Sister JoAnn Persch, R.S.M. ‘61, and Sister Rita Specht, R.S.M. '65, participated in the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children on July 18, an event during which more than 200 Catholic activists gathered outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. to protest the detention of immigrant children at border patrol facilities.


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