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Saint Xavier University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

Vaishnavi Agrawal Vaishnavi Agrawal
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St Xavier University admission has rolling deadlines in May and October for International Students, the deadlines for Domestic students are in November and March respectively. In the Fall intake of 2018, a total of 7917 applied from which 3,667 undergraduate and 712 graduate students enrolled in St Xavier University, out of which the total percentage of students admitted were 37% males and 63% females. First-time students who enrolled in a program have to submit either the SAT or ACT scores, which were distributed in the following manner- 80% of students submitted the SAT, whereas 39% of students submitted ACT. The total undergraduate transfer-in enrollment is 277.

St Xavier University offers more than 60 Bachelor's and over 30 Master's programs in Arts and Sciences, Management, Nursing and Health Sciences. Business Administration, Psychology, Nursing, and Education are a few of the popular program fields at SXU. To apply, students must keep the following in mind-

  • St Xavier University Admissions applications are made available for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • Freshmen can apply through the Freshmen Online Application Portal available on the official website under the 'Apply Now' tab or the Common Application Online Portal and graduates can use the Graduate Online Application Portal for postgraduate courses.
  • Students can send digitized or paper documents according to their convenience.
  • Application for various degree programs has the following deadlines- for Fall Term May 1 2020 for Fall Semester October 1, 2020, for Spring Semester.
  • Transfer Nursing Application must be made by May 1 2020.
  • Admitted Students with 3.5 GPA can apply for the Edwin J. Keene Mathematics Scholarship Award by February 21, 2020, and the Freshmen Merit Scholarship has no deadline.

Note:1) Transfer students need to apply through a separate Transfer/Adult Students Portal here

2) Students applying to Graduate Nursing Leader/Educator programs/certificates programs, should use different online application portals for different specialisations.


Application PortalFreshmen Online Application Portal
Common App
Graduate Online Application Portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)No fee
Acceptance Rate74%
Average SAT Score950-1130
Average ACT Score19-24
Mode of PaymentMaster Card, Visa, American Express and Discover Credit Cards
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsSpring and Fall
Work ExperienceMBA, Art, and Music, Master of Applied Computer Science
Financial AidScholarships

St Xavier University Admission Deadlines

St Xavier University has a rolling admissions policy and enrolls for the Spring and Fall semesters. To apply, students must make an application at the earliest.

Undergraduate and Graduate applicants
FallMay 1 2020
SpringOctober 1 2020
Graduate students
FallMay 1 2020
SpringOctober 1 2020

SXU has deadlines in May and October for most of the undergraduate and graduate courses for the Fall and Spring Semesters. Transfer students have deadlines in June and November, i.e. June 30 2020 for Fall Semester and November 30 2020 for Spring Semester. Some deadlines for transfer or graduate programs may vary, such as the Transfer Nursing Program Deadline is May 1 2020.

St Xavier University International Admissions

St Xavier University accepts international students who apply in time and have the prescribed TOEFL/IELTS scores and a minimum GPA of 2.0-3.5 on 4.0 scale depending on the degree, for instance, for an Honours degree requires a 3.5 high school GPA. International students must apply online and email or courier their transcripts to the Office of Admissions of St Xavier University. The application portals and deadlines are the same for domestic and international students due to the rolling admissions format, although separate application portals are available for Graduate Nursing and Educator programs. The international students willing to study in the US must fulfill the admission criteria by submitting evaluated transcripts, application form, affidavit support form, financial sustenance proof and Portfolio/Work Experience where needed. Students must apply through use of the following-

Application portal: Students will find all the Application Portals on the Apply Now page which has Undergraduate Application, Graduate Application, Transfer Students Application, International Admission as well Adult Admission. Undergraduate students can apply through the 'Freshmen Online Application' or 'Common Application' by clicking on the tab assigned for it. After filling the form, the official documents must be emailed or posted to the Office of Admission at the earliest.

Application fee: Students do not have to pay any fee.

Admission requirements: St Xavier University Admissions require international students to fulfil the following criteria-

  • Application form
  • Evaluation report
  • Official transcripts in English
  • TOEFL/IELTS English Proficiency Score
  • SAT/ ACT or GMAT/GRE score
  • Letter of Reference from an administrator or teacher
  • St Xavier University Affidavit of Support form
  • Bank letter in English
  • Affidavit Financial Support (if needed)
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Students must make an application for the F1 visa after receiving I-20.
  • Identification and Expiration of Passport
  • Bachelor degree from a recognised university (Master's Programs)
  • Work experience (MBA/Master's of Applied Computer Science; Arts and Music degrees)
  • Personal Statement (graduate)
  • Foreign Transcript Evaluation fee of 300 USD
  • Essay (Nursing Program)

Transcripts should be evaluated by the following-

  • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
  • World Education Services (WES)
  • Or Educational Perspectives

Students can send the documents directly to the Admission Office on the following address-

Office of Admissions
St Xavier University
3700 W 103rd St,
Chicago, IL 60655,
United States

Note: 1) Transfer students must have 90 semesters credit hours from 4 year schools and 70 semester credit hours from Community Colleges.

2) students with cumulative GPA lower than 2.0 will be put on probation.

English Proficiency Test Scores for International Students

International students are advised to submit proof of english proficiency by taking either the IELTS or TOEFL test, the scores accepted are given below-

English Proficiency TestMinimum Required Score
TOEFL80 (IBT)/ 550(PBT)/ 213(CBT)

Visa Process for International Students

Students who wish to join St Xavier University must have an F1 student visa to study in the US. International students will be able to work on-campus for 20 hours a week. Only admitted students who have paid the 100 USD tuition deposit will be eligible to receive the F1 visa. Those who are transferring to St Xavier University must fill the SEVIS Transfer Form after deposition of tuition deposit.

The visa application must be made at a consulate or embassy of the United States in the home country of a student, after admission has been confirmed by the university. Before going to make an application, students must pay the SEVIS fee, which will be about 200 USD to 350 USD, for the F1 visa. Students must then fill and submit the I-20 form to access the visa. The documents to be submitted are as follows:

  1. I-20 form
  2. SEVIS fee receipt
  3. Financial sustenance proof
  4. Proof of enrollment
  5. Transcripts
  6. Photographs
  7. IELTS/TOEFL test score
  8. Copy of passport valid for a period of six months or more

An interview appointment is scheduled as the final step for acquiring a visa.

St Xavier University Undergraduate Admissions

St Xavier University offers more than 60 undergraduate programs in Arts and Sciences, Management, Education and Nursing and Healthcare. Some of the popular undergraduate programs are Computer Science and Criminal Justice. To apply, students may note the following-

Where to apply: Students can make an application online through the SXU Freshmen Online Application Portal or the Common App.

Application fee: There is no application fee.

Admission Requirements:The general requirements for the program is as follows-

  • High School Transcript
  • Evaluation Report
  • English Proficiency Scores
  • Affidavit of Support

The Computer Science program has a joint Bachelor's+Master's facility which is of a five years duration. It is a highly employable field. An accelerated program of 18 months is available as well where the MACS program must be completed within the time allotted. In the fifth year, students are required to take eight courses of graduate program to receive a Master's degree.

St Xavier University Graduate Admissions

St Xavier University offers 31 Master's degrees as Face-to-face, Online and Hybrid programs in Business, Computer Science, Education, Medical Science, Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology. To apply, students must take note of the following-

Where to apply: Students can make an application through the Graduate Online Application Portal.

Application fee:No fee needs to be paid.

Admission Requirements:The general requirements for the graduate programs are as follows-

  • Original Bachelor's degree
  • English Proficiency Score
  • Official Academic transcripts
  • Graduate Application form
  • Notarized Affidavit of Support form
  • Work Experience (Computer Science)

One of the most popular graduate programs at the St Xavier University are the MBA, MACS-MBA Dual Degree and MSN-MBA Dual Degree programs.

Students will have to apply for the MACS program first through Graduate Online Application Portal, before enrolling for the MBA one after a year. A total of 36 credit hours of Master of Applied Computer Science Core must be completed for application to the MBA one. Students should have a bachelor's degree in business to avoid addition of six MBA foundation modules. Students with a Computer Science degree can apply too.

Another popular program is the MBA Online program with 6 concentrations in Accounting, Management, Digital Marketing, Financial Fraud, Healthcare Management, Forensic and Investigative Accounting etc. This is a flexible 8-week program offered by SXU's Graham School of Management which can be extended to 5 years as well. Students can make an application here. The GMAT score required for Eligibility is calculated by multiplying the cumulative GPA by 200, plus the GMAT score which should be 950 at least. The GRE score needed is 300.

Transcripts can be sealed and couriered to the Office of Admissions-

St Xavier University
3700 W 103rd St,
Chicago, IL 60655,
United States

The table below highlights a few of the master's programs and the requirements-

RequirementsMBAMACS-MBA Dual DegreeMaster of Arts in EducationMSN-MBA Dual DegreeMaster of Arts in Teaching
Application feeNot ValidNot ValidNot ValidNot ValidNot Valid
GMAT/GRERequiredRequiredGRE requiredRequiredGRE required
EssayRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredNot required
Work experienceMight be requiredRequiredNot requiredRequiredNot required
Professional CV/ResumeRequiredRequiredNot requiredNot requiredNot required
RecommendationsRequired (1 letter)Required (1 letter)Required (1 letter)Required (1 letter)Required (1 letter)
Admission InterviewRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired

Students must keep in mind that St Xavier University has a rolling admissions policy and students can apply for the Fall and Spring semesters by May 1 2020 or October 1 2020 respectively.

International undergraduate applicants are advised to make an application through the St Xavier University Freshmen Online Application Portal or the Common App; likewise, graduate aspirants except the Nursing and Education ones should use the Graduate Online Application Portal to make an application. No financial aid is available for Graduate students. The admission decision will be revealed within 3-4 weeks of the submission of application.

All applications will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievements.

Transfer students can get the help of the Transfer Student Service Center or can connect with the Transfer guides and Agreements for more information on courses and admissions. To apply, to the popular MACS accelerated program, students need to complete the Application for Five-Year Accelerated Option pdf form and submit it to the academic advisor for approval. As for Visa access, The Transfer SEVIS form should be filled by the Designated School Official (DSO) of a student's current institution.

International students cannot be admitted into a graduate program that finishes before the completion of a degree, like the Business Certificate Programs.

Paper transcripts might be accepted as official, if they're mailed or personally delivered to the Office of Admission in the original, sealed envelope given by the applicant's institution. Electronic transcripts can be accepted, if e-mailed directly from the school or submitted through an electronic transcript service on this email address-

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