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Uniquely Xavier

There are 102 historically

Black colleges and 253

Catholic colleges in

the United States, yet

only one is both Black

and Catholic, and that

distinction belongs

to Xavier. Our doors,

however, have always

been open to students

of every race and creed.

Today 73.9 percent of

the student population

is African-American and

27.3 percent is Catholic.

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There's an inherent greatness about Xavier. A S America's oni y Historically

Black, Catholic university and the nation's only college founded by a saint, there is an innate excellence that

pervades these grounds — and all who come here. In one of the worlds great cities, in a mission-driven,

values-centered learning environment, a Xavier education will challenge you, and support you in every way,

to become the scholar, leader and contributor you were meant to be. Greatness will surround you at Xavier.

It will inspire you. It will embolden you. And, in the end, it will transform you.


We are a University

on a mission

The mission of our founder, St. Katharine Drexel, lives on at Xavier. Her commitment to quality education

for African Americans and Native Americans and to a more just and humane society is integral to all

we teach and do at Xavier University of Louisiana. Ours is a higher education with a higher purpose -

grounded in values, respectful of all faiths and dedicated to leading and serving in a global world. This is a

rigorous, professionally-oriented education that will prepare you for your career, but it is also a deep and

ethical education that, in the spirit of St. Katharine Drexel, will prepare you for life.

Affordable Xavier

Our university's mission extends to

our desire to make a Xavier education

affordable. WG understand the significant

investment of a private college education,

and we do everything we can to make a

Xavier education the best value possible

for the families we serve.

A Mission of Excellence

The Princeton Review recently named

Xavier as one of the nation's "Best 376

Colleges." The Fiske Guide to Colleges

tabbed Xavier a "Best Buy."


Excellence and

support work hand

in hand at Xavier

No matter how well prepared you are, every student needs support of some

kind - whether you're an undergraduate researcher, a community activist,

or an English major trying to get your head around James Joyce. At Xavier,

you'll find the support you need to reach your full academic potential. You'll

study in small classes with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. You'll work with

professors who will guide and mentor you. You'll have access to an array of

support services, including academic advising, tutoring, study groups, timemanagement

skills, test-taking strategies, and more. Whatever your strengths,

whatever your challenges, you'll receive the individualized attention and

support you will need to achieve at your highest level.


It takes a learning

community to raise

a scholar


Students, when left to their own devices, can certainly achieve. But when supported by an entire academic

community, their potential for excellence soars to a whole new level. Academic achievement is a serious

matter at Xavier, and we are genuinely interested in, and invested in, each students success. From our

Student Academic Success Office (SASO) to freshman orientation programs to math, speech, reading,

science, and writing tutorial labs and resource centers. We are a proactive, pro-student community

dedicated to helping all Xavier students maximize their unique, full potential.

Student Academic

Success Office (SASO)

One-stop shop for support, from

academic counseling to tutoring to

peer-assisted study groups.

First Year Experience (FYE)

Program designed to help new students

transition to Xavier and college life.

Center for Undergraduate

Research (CUR)

Pairs students with faculty researchers to

immerse students in research experience

designed to optimally prepare them for

graduate/professional schools and their

professional careers.

Confucius Institute (Cl)

Promotes Chinese language and culture

through programs, workshops, and

opportunities for student exchanges

and research projects.

Center for Intercultural

and International

Programs (CUP)

Program that places and prepares

students in study abroad experiences

that link to their respective curriculums.

Graduate Placement

Program Office

Guidance for students going through the

graduate school search and

application process.

Building Optimal

Outcomes and Success

Training (BOOST)

Individualized plan that includes mentoring

advisors and targeted support services.

Office of Career Services

Services include career advising,

internships, career exploration resources,

and more.


Renowned Faculty

At Xavier, you'll study with professors who are nationally and internationally

recognized scholars. And know this: they are not experts whom you'll see from afar

in an expansive auditorium classroom, but rather they are caring teacher-mentors

who will work side by side with you, imparting their knowledge and experience in

an individualized way. A small sampling of our distinguished faculty includes:

• Dr. Michael White, professor of Spanish and African American Music, is an

eminent jazz historian and performer who was named "Humanist of the Year" by

the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

• Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer, Director of the Center for the Advancement of

Teaching and a professor of psychology, is focused on the scholarship of

teaching and learning, specifically on applying social psychological theories to

the classroom.

• Language professor Dr. Anthony Aramburo focuses research efforts on the

African American Deaf Community and serves as president of the National

Alliance of Black Interpreters.

• Theology professor Dr. Michael Homan's research focuses on how people lived

in the ancient Near East, and he brings more than 20 years of archeological field

experience supervising excavations in Israel and Jordan.

• Dr. Shuba Kale Ireland, Chair of the Department of Biology, has received broad

recognition for her teaching, research, success in securing external funding, and

mentoring of students.

• Dr. JW Carmichael, director of Xavier's prestigious premed program, received an

honorary degree from Meharry Medical College for "his success in making Xavier

the undisputed leader in African American medical school acceptances."

• Psychology professor Dr. Charles Gramlich is a leading authority on the work of

Charles Darwin and his relation to evolutionary psychology.

Liberal Arts Thinking

A liberal arts core prepares Xavier

students for a lifetime of learning,

leadership and service. In every

academic major, students are steeped

in the arts, humanities and sciences,

teaching them not just to memorize

but to think for themselves — critically,

creatively and ethically.

• Dr. John Ware, a professor of music and conductor/music director of the New

Orleans Black Chorale, received the Big Easy Entertainment Award's Lifetime

Achievement Award.


Xavier University has earned an international reputation for academic excellence. Grounded in the liberal

arts, and deepened by the Christian values of service and personal responsibility, Xavier provides an

exceptional education that not only equips students with the competitive skills and knowledge to thrive in

the 21st century, but also instills in them the faith and character needed to help change it. Ours is a high

standard of achievement, to which all are held accountable. It is a commitment to excellence, hard work and

enlightened leadership that drives all we are and all we do.

Prepare for the 21st

century, and strive to

make it better


Our Academic programs

stand out, and they will

make you stand out

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Programs of Study

Art faculty are all working professionals,

including a painter who has exhibited work

nationally and internationally, a sculptor who

maintains a working studio in New Orleans,

and a curator and historian with experience at

numerous cultural institutions.

Xavier leads the nation in graduating African

American biology majors, who move on to

professional careers in science and medicine.

Our Entrepreneurship Institute

operates our student business incubator

called the "X-Ncubator," where students

across campus obtain assistance in

developing their business ideas.

For over a decade, we have been >

number one in the nation in graduating

African American chemistry majors.

The Chemistry (A.C.S. Certified) program is

approved by the American Chemical Society

and prepares students for graduate studies and

careers in the field of chemistry.

Five recent graduates from the Computer

Information Systems program are project

leaders at Microsoft, two at Wells Fargo, two at

FedEx and one with the City of New Orleans.

Last semester, ten Computer Science

students worked in teams and developed

IDS, iPhone, and iPad applications,

including a geometry calculator, a shopping

list, a game, and many other applications.

French students make visits to significant

cultural sites related to Afro-Louisiana

culture, such as the Laura Plantation and

the Treme section of New Orleans.

History students have presented original

research papers at national conferences and

traveled with faculty to research conferences in

the Dominican Republic, Brazil and Cuba.

Mathematics faculty mentor students

on various research projects, which lead

to numerous student presentations at

conferences as well as publications in

mathematics journals.

Xavier University leads the nation in the

number of African Americans earning

undergraduate physics degrees.

Psychology majors work closely with six

full-time faculty, all with PhDs in fields

including Social, Physiological, Neuroscienca,

Cognitive, and Experimental Psychology,

Spanish students pursue

teaching assistantships in Spain as

English-language class assistants.

College of Arts &

Sciences

• Accounting

Art

Art Education

Biochemistry

Biology

Biology Education

Business*

Chemistry

Chemistry ACS

• Chemistry Education

• Chemistry Pre-Pharmacy

• Chemistry Pre-Professional

• Communication Studies

Computer Information

Systems

Computer Science

Elementary Education

English

English/English Education

French

History

• Language Education

• Mass Communications

• Mathematics

• Mathematics Education

• Middle School Education

• Music

• Music Education

• Music Performance

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science

Psychology

Public Health Sciences

Social Studies Education

Sociology

Spanish

Speech Pathology

Statistics

Theology

Pre-Professional

Programs

• Pre-Dentistry

• Pre-Law

• Pre-Medicine

• Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Dual Degree

Engineering

• Biomedical Engineering

• Chemical Engineering

• Civil Engineering

• Computer Engineering

• Electrical Engineering

• Environmental

Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

College of Pharmacy

• Pharmacy

Graduate Programs

• Counseling

• Curriculum and Instruction

• Educational Leadership

• Elementary Education

• Secondary Education

• Special Education

• Theology


A Research Leader

Among the nation's 105 historically black

colleges and universities, Xavier currently

ranks sixth in National Institutes of Health

(NIH) funding and first on a per capita

basis. Among all universities in the nation,

Xavier is among the top 27 percent in

National Science Foundation funding and

among the top 16 percent in NIH funding.

In Louisiana, Xavier ranks third in NIH

funding in the state, behind only Tulane

and the LSU System. Our university's

commitment to research creates immense

undergraduate research opportunities for

students across all academic disciplines.

!nto the Real World

Real-world experience takes many forms at Xavier. Below is

just a sampling of our students' active, hands-on learning:

• Biology majors routinely perform research with faculty

members during semesters or summers or both.

• Business students compete in national business plan

competitions.

• Each semester, an average of 45 chemistry students

are actively engaged in research projects supervised

by Xavier faculty.

• Computer Science majors intern at leading companies such

as Johnson & Johnson and Siemens.

• English majors work directly with professors and other

students on professional-caliber research projects, some of

which have led to publication or performance.

• American Sign Language students serve at The Deaf

Olympics, the Canal Boulevard Deaf Church and at the New

Orleans Jazz Festival.

• Mass Communication majors gain experience at our

own campus TV channel, radio station and student

newspaper, as well as through internships with

professional media outlets.

Physics students have worked on a telemedicine project in

Angola, Africa, for two weeks.

Political Science majors engage in internships with policy

makers on Capitol Hill, law firms in both the public and

private arena and local embassies and international

organizations such as Amnesty International and Human

Rights Watch.

By the end of their third semester, all Psychology students

have completed an original research project.

Public Health Sciences students participate in servicelearning

projects, including health promotion events,

health fairs, media campaigns, and health policy and

advocacy efforts.

Sociology students teach computer classes to returning

long-term prisoners.

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: way to prepare

for the real world is to

learn in the real world

Sitting in a classroom and hearing about the real world can be very instructive. But

getting out and experiencing your major firsthand — that's when learning is at its

most active and best. At Xavier, regardless of your major, you'll consistently engage in

any number of real-world learning opportunities, including collaborative classroom

projects, high-level undergraduate research, professional internships and externships,

service-learning opportunities, travel and study abroad and more. It's an education that's

more real and practical. It's an education that will set you apart.

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Xavier has been named to the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service

Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth.

When your founder

is a saint, you take your

mission seriously

When St. Katharine Drexel is your founder, service to others is a given. Community outreach and

service-learning are integral to a Xavier education - they are part of our mission; they are a part of

our consciousness; they are a part of us. Every Xavier freshman completes his or her first year having

done a service project. Service-learning initiatives are woven throughout our curriculum, in every

major. Our student clubs are required to complete three service projects each year. It's a tradition of

service that deepens our learning and enriches our spirit. We reach out to change lives, and in the

process, we are changed as well.

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the mind, and the hea


Let the Good Times Roil

It's a famous motto that started — no surprise — in New Orleans, and it is lived out every day, in

every corner of this exciting, world-class city. Here, in one of the worlds great cultural melting

pots, you'll find it all. A stunning variety of homegrown cuisines and styles — from internationally

recognized chefs to unsung corner cafes, taco stands and late-night grills. Music is the lifeblood of

New Orleans — from swing jazz to high-energy brass jams to wee-hours rhythm and blues. And

the city's transcendent festivals — from Jazz Fest to Boogaloo on the Bayou to, of course, Mardi

Gras. It's all here. It's everything you'd expect and more. It's New Orleans.

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city widely known for its music,

er's music program stands out as well,

various ensembles have performed

i le New Orleans Jazz and Heritage

Festival, across North and South America,

and even before the Pope in Rome's St.

Peter's Basilica. Our music alumni are

teachers, recording artists, critics and

performers around the world.


To-Do List for New Orleans (And They're Ai! Free!)

• Gallery hop in the Arts District along Julia Street.

• Join the parades during Carnival Season and Mardi Gras.

• Enjoy the French Quarter Festival every April, the South's largest free music festival.

• Watch the ships pass on the Mississippi River from Woldenberg Riverfront Park.

• Celebrate the life and music of jazz legend Louis Armstrong during Satchmo SummerFest.

• Take in a free concert in Lafayette Square.

• Enjoy live music on Frenchman Street.

« Attend the BBQ and Blues Festival and the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival.

• Browse the shops and stalls throughout the French Market.

• Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art.

• Tour the Garden District.

• Sit under 100-year-old oak trees in Audubon Park and City Park.

• Sample a praline at a sweet shop.

• Take a free self-guided audio tour of the French Quarter.

• Try on masks and boas in French Quarter shops.

• People watch on Bourbon Street.

• Window-shop on Magazine Street.

• Tailgate outside the Superdome at a Saints football game.

• Walk the nature trail at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park.

• Watch the sailboats race on Lake Pontchartrain,

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You'll come to Xavier

and get involved

it's

just what everyone does

Pick Your Passion

Xavier offers over 100 clubs and organizations. Think about that. It's one reason our

university is often referred to as the "biggest small school." Here, there's something for

everyone — opportunities to pursue your interests, explore new ones and develop new

friendships and leadership skills. Our diverse organizations include:

Academic/Departmental Clubs

• Academy of Students of Pharmacy

• ACM/Computer Science

• ACS Chemistry Club

• African American Studies Club

• Biology Club

• English Majors Club

• History Club

• Marketing Association

• Physical Education Club

• Physics and Pre-engineering Club

• Political Science Club

• Psychology Club

• Sociology Club

• Speech and Debate

• Student Art Organization

• Theology Club

Honor Societies

• Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-med)

• Alpha Kappa Mu (University)

• Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman)

• Beta Beta Beta (Biology)

• Kappa Phi Kappa (Education)

• Psi Chi (Psychology)

• Rho Chi (Pharmacy)

• Sigma Tau Delta (English)

Professional Greek Organizations

• Beta Rho Omega (Business)

• Chi Delta Mu (Pharmacy)

• Chi Kappa Sigma (Chemistry)

• Kappa Epsilon (Pharmacy)

• Kappa Psi (Pharmacy)

• Phi Alpha Delta (Law)

• Phi Gamma Nu (Business)

• Phi Lambda Sigma (Pharmacy)

Social Greek Organizations

• Alpha Kappa Alpha

• Alpha Phi Alpha

• Delta Sigma Theta

• Kappa Alpha Psi

• Phi Beta Sigma

• Omega Psi Phi

• Sigma Gamma Rho

• Zeta Phi Beta

Special Interest Organizations

•A.W.A.R.E.

• Black Magic Volley Ball Team

• California Club

• Caribbean Student Association

• Chicago Club

• Club Sports Program

• Cultural Unity Club

• DC Metro Club

• Georgia Connection

• Habitat for Humanity

• International Students Organization

• Mobilization at Xavier (MAX)

• Memphis Club

• Michigan Club

•NAACP

Louisiana Association of Educators

Student Program

Louisiana Association of Hospital

Pharmacists

• National Association of Black

Accountants

• National Organization of Black Chemists

and Chemical Engineers

• National Society of Black Engineers

• National Association of Black Journalists

• National Student Speech, Language,

Hearing Association

• Panhellenic Council

• Physical Education Club

• Pom-pom Squad

• Pre-Alumni Association

• Pre-Pharmacy Student Association

• Pure Genius Poetry Club

• St. Louis Club

• Student Environmental Club

• Student National Pharmacy Association

• Students in Free Enterprise

• Texas Team

• Wellness Associates

Xavier Activities Board

• XU Chess Club

• XU Vietnamese Association

Xavier-Black Rugby Team

Performing Groups

• Cheerleading Squad

• Gold Star Dance Team

• Golden Girls Pom Squad

• Symphonic Band

• Jazz Ensemble

University Chorus

• Concert Choir

• Opera Workshop

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Participating in campus life is part of the culture at Xavier. You

come and see others involved, so you get involved, too. We are

an active community, and an inclusive one as well — it's easy

to fit in here. There is so much going on — with a full calendar

of campus activities, every imaginable club and organization,

an active Greek life, community service projects, a vibrant

intramurals program, and on and on it goes. You'll come to

Xavier, you'll join and work with others, you'll grow as a leader

— oh, and did we mention you'll have a lot of fun

Student-Led Life

It's no wonder students have fun

here - they're the ones that plan

IB Xavier Activities

(XAB), a

roup, plans

major student activities on our

campus, choosing programming

the student body.

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When it comes to

athletic competition

Xavier is gold

The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets field seven teams, competing in Division I of the NAIA (National

Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC).

Ours is a rich athletic tradition at Xavier. Over the past eight years, our intercollegiate teams have won 40

championships. All of our coaches have been named Conference Coach of the Year in their sports. And,

we are ranked among the NAIA's top 10 Champions of Character institutions. If you're ready for a positive,

successful athletic experience, come to Xavier and go for the Gold.

Pure Gold

In the past eight seasons, the Xavier Gold

Rush and Gold Nuggets have enjoyed

phenomenal success — with 40 GCAC/NAIA

championships and 29 appearances in NAIA

National Championships.

Xavier Athletics

Basketball

Cross Country

* Tennis

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Cross Country

Recreational Sports

Xavier offers one of the most active recreational sports programs anywhere.

Fall Activities

• Aerobics

• Arena Flag football Men & Women

• Volleyball

• Tennis Singles

• 3-on-3 Basketball

• Ping Pong Tournament

• Co-ed Basketball

• Free Play Basketball

Spring Activities

• 5-on-5 Basketball

• Soccer

• Softball

• Billiards Tournament

• Tennis Doubles

• Spades Tournament

• Madden NFL

• Wacky Olympics

• 3 pt. Shooting Contest

• Free Throw Shooting Contest

• Rock Climbing

• Bowling

• Swamp Tour

• 2-K Race

• Aerobics Classes

• Recreational Swimming

• Free Play Basketball

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High Achievers

• More than 45 percent

of Xavier graduates go

on to graduate or

professional school.

Xavier ranks first nationally

in the number of African

American students earning

undergraduate degrees

in biology, chemistry

and physics.

Xavier ranks first in the

nation in the number of

African American medical

school graduates.

Xavier is a top producer

of African Americans

with Doctor of

Pharmacy degrees.

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Xavier graduates are leaders in government, serving as mayors, judges and state representatives. They are

contributing to the health professions, serving as doctors, dentists, pharmacists and research scientists.

Xavier educators are found in classrooms of colleges and schools and serve as presidents, superintendents

and principals. Our alumni lead businesses, report the news on network television, perform on concert

stages and are respected social activists. There is a tradition of excellence at Xavier, and if you come here,

you'll be a part of the tradition, too.

Think of the Xavier

experience as a

springboard to success


Will you join them

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Michaela Allen, '10

Major: Physics

• Student, Ph.D. Physics program,

Penn State University

Lyndon Barrios, '90

Major: Art

• Animation Supervisor at Image

Engine in Vancouver (Canada)

Dr. Regina Benjamin, '79

Major: Chemistry

• Founder and chief executive officer of

Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic

• Named 18th U.S. Surgeon General in

2010 by President Barack Obama

Youshea Berry, '98

Major: English

• J.D., Emory University

• Opened her own law firm in

Washington, D.C.

• Appointed by President Obama to

the Bureau of Legislative and Public

Affairs at the US Agency for

International Development (USAID)

Monica Bertran, '88

Major: Mass Communications

• New York-based reporter

for Bloomberg

Michael CaldwellJr.,'11

Major: History

• Student, Loyola University

College of Law

• Recent summer internship with

the State Department's African

Affairs Bureau at the Consulate

in Harare, Zimbabwe

Joe Drexler-Dreis, '09

Major: History

• MA Religion, Yale Divinity School

• Student, Ph.D. program in theology

at KU Leuven in Belgium

John T. Fuller, '58

Major: Pharmacy

• Registered Pharmacist and

Pharmaceutical Consultant

• Recipient of a 50 Years of Service

Award by the California State

Board of Pharmacy

Kordell Hunter,'11

Major: Biology

• 1st year medical student,

University of Rochester,

School of Medicine (NY)

Ashley and Asia

Matthew, '12

Major: Chemistry

Ashley and Asia are

currently students in

the MD/PhD prograrr

at the University of

Massachusetts.

Patrice Jean, '93

Major: Biology

• J.D., University of Columbia

Law School

• Ph.D., Molecular Biology,

Princeton University

• Partner at Kenyon and Kenyon LLR

a leading intellectual property firm

in New York NY

Leonard Lightfoot, '04

Major: Computer Engineering

• Ph.D., M.S., Michigan State

University

• Research Electrical Engineer at

Air Force Research Laboratory,

Dayton OH

Char'Dae Love, '08

Major: Physics

• Master of Public Administration,

University of New Orleans

Benjamin John Moore, '10

Majors: Spanish and Physics

• Student, M.A. Spanish program,

Middlebury College, MA

Adrianne Noble, '10

Major: Biology

• Student, Purdue University School

of Veterinary Medicine

Dionne Marie Rudison, MD, '06

Major: Biology

• Yale University School of Medicine

Cassandra Shepard, '10

Major: History

• M.A. History, University of Chicago

• Student, Ph.D. African American

Studies program, Northwestern

University

Dr. Edward Stemley, Jr., '96

Major: Pharmacy

• Recipient of Jack. L. Beal Post-

Baccalaureate Award from The Ohio

State University for his outstanding

service to the professional practice

of pharmacy

Christine Thibodeaux, '10

• Major: Physics

• Student, Ph.D. Applied Physics

program, Rice University

• Assistant Professor of English,

McDaniel College, Westminster,

Maryland

Herb, '72 and Nellie

Thomas, '72

Majors: business/education

• Owners of 5 McDonald's Franchises

in New York-New Jersey area

Ariel Howard Pollock, '02

Minor: French

• School of Public Policy,

University of Maryland

Aja Wheeler,'11

Major: Mass Communications

• Associate Producer at KGTV Channel

10 (ABC) in San Diego, CA

Christopher Bordenave, '08

Major: History

• J.D., The Ohio State University

• Practicing law in Los Angeles,

California

Whitney Brown, '10

Major: Business

• Master of Accounting,

Tulane University

• Completed his CPA and is

with Ernst & Young

Dr. Tasha Inniss, '93

Major: Mathematics

• Ph.D. Mathematics, University

of Maryland

• Associate Professor of Mathematics,

Spelman College, Atlanta

Camiel Irving, '08

Major: Business

• Student, Kellogg School,

Northwestern University

• Officer, Foreign Service of the

U.S. Department of State

Allissa Richardson, '02

Major: Biology

• M.S. Journalism, Northwestern

University's Medill School

• Assistant Professor of

Communication Studies at

Morgan State University

• 2012 National Association of Black

Journalists (NABJ) Journalism

Educator of the Year

Kendall Williams, '10

Major: Physics

• Student, Ph.D. Medical physics

program, LSU

SimoneS. Williams,'12

Major: Chemistry

• Student, University of Mississippi

School of Medicine

Stacey A. Windon, '11

Major: Mass Communications

• 3M Aerospace Marketing Analyst

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Visit Xavier University

Greatness is something to behold. Come visit Xavier and experience

firsthand this exceptional education. Tour our picturesque campus.

Talk with our students about their experiences. Sit in on a class and

meet our professors. Enjoy a stay in New Orleans and take in the

sights. Come witness firsthand the excellence, the supportive mission

and the transforming education that is Xavier University.

For more information or to schedule your campus visit, please contact our

Office of Admissions at 504-520-7388 or 877-XAVIERU, or email us at apply@xula.edu.


Xavier at A Glance

History

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine

Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed

Sacrament, Xavier is the only American

historically Black Catholic university and

maintains an historic role in supporting

the aspirations and development of the

African American community.

Location

Xavier is located in the heart of New

Orleans, Louisiana, one of the most

colorful and dynamic cities in the world.

Enrollment

Xavier enrolls more than 3,000

students, of which more than 2,200

are undergraduates. Approximately

75 percent of Xavier's students are

African American.

Geographic Diversity

Xavier students come from 40 states and

seven foreign countries. More than onehalf

of Xavier students are from Louisiana.

Major Divisions

College of Arts and Sciences and

College of Pharmacy

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science,

Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts, Master

of Arts in Teaching, Master of Theology

and Doctor of Pharmacy

Faculty

There are more than 200 full-time Xavier

faculty, with ninety-one percent having

terminal degrees.

Student Clubs

Xavier is an active campus offering more

than 50 clubs and organizations.

Traditions

Lagniappe Weekend, Orientation,

SGA Welcome Week, Founder's

Day Convocation, Wellness Week,

Octoberfest, Class Colors, Greek Step

Show, Homecoming and Coronation of

Miss Xavier, MLK Week for Peace, Black

History Month Convocation, Springfest,

Hall Pride, Hall Step-Off, Naturally

N'awlins, Senior Week, Commencement

Athletics

Xavier fields seven teams — in basketball,

tennis, cross country, and volleyball —

which compete at the NAIA level as

a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic

Conference.

Housing

Xavier offers residential facilities for over

1,400 students in four residence halls.

Financial Aid

Eighty-five percent of Xavier students

receive some form of financial aid or

scholarship.

Accreditation

Xavier University of Louisiana is accredited

by the Commission on Colleges of the

Southern Association of Colleges and

Schools to award bachelors, masters,

and doctorate degrees. Contact the

Commission on Colleges at 1866

Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-

4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions

about the accreditation of Xavier University

of Louisiana.

Xavier is also accredited by the

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy

Education, the Association of Collegiate

Business Schools and Programs, the

National Council for Accreditation of

Teacher Education, the State of Louisiana

Department of Education, and the

National Association of Schools of Music.

Louisiana

Office of Admissions

1 Drexel Drive

New Orleans, LA 70125

phone: 504-520-7388

toll free: 1-877-XAVIERU

fax: 504-520-7941

www.xula.edu

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