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Saint Xavier University

3700 West 103rd Street
Chicago, IL 60655

18230 Orland Parkway
Orland Park, IL 60467



International Admissions:

If you are a Graduate student please contact:

Nicole Cook
Assistant Director of Graduate Admission
International Student Specialist
Saint Xavier University
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)

If you are an Undergraduate student please contact:

Sean Bea
Undergraduate Admission Counselor
Saint Xavier University
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)

International Website:

Regional Accreditor

Higher Learning Commission

Levels of Degree or Certification Offered

Bachelor's Degrees
Master's Degrees



Academic Programs Available

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General - Accounting, Finance, General Business, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Internet and Social Media, Management, Marketing
  • Chemistry, General - Chemistry, Biochemistry
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other - Advertising and Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Electronic Media Production and Writing, Health Communication, Journalism, Online Communication, Sport Communication
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Education, General - Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Art, Biology/Science, English, History/Social Science, Mathematics, Music, Spanish
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other - Chiropractic, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Pre-Med, Pre-Pharmacy, Veterinary
  • History, General
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing, Other - Accelerated BSN, LPN/BSN
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Psychology, General - Clinical/Counseling, General/Empirical, Industrial/Organizational
  • Religion/Religious Studies - Religious Studies, Pre-Ministry Option
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature

Master's Degrees

    • Business Administration and Management, General - Finance, Financial Fraud Examination and Management, Health Administration, Human Resource Management, Individualized/Generalist, Internet and Social Media Marketing, Management, Marketing, Profitabil
    • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
    • Computer Science - Applied Computer Science (MACS), MACS/MBA Dual Degree
    • Education, General - Educational Administration and Leadership, Clinical Mental Health/School Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Individualized Program, Multicategoric
    • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) - Clinical Leadership, Executive Leadership, Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN/MBA Dual Degree, Special Entry Option/MSN

    Financial Assistance

    2014-2015 Tuition, Room and Board Summary varies according to education level and program of interest. For more information please visit our website: Undergraduate and graduate students have a number of options available to assist them in meeting educational expenses. For more information please visit the following link:


    Student Demographics

    Total Number of Students:
    Total Number of International Students:

    Residence Life of Saint Xavier University provides students with a multitude of opportunities for personal, social and intellectual growth. The Residence Life Staff strives to create an environment which facilitates healthy living, academic advancement, and social interaction. For additional information please visit our Residence Life page:


    What Is Special?

    Saint Xavier University is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university -- founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846. One of 16 Mercy colleges and universities across the country, we are participants in a vibrant network that joins more than 43,000 students nationwide and a global community of educators -- from Australia to South Africa to the Philippines. Founded early on to educate women and the poor, Saint Xavier University students today are a microcosm of the 21st century workforce, with a population that is 40 percent minority and among the most diverse in the City of Chicago.         

    We are important to this city, this region and this nation because, for nearly two centuries, we have successfully enabled students to reach their career goals by meeting their educational goals -- while they learned that both demand a commitment to serving the greater good. That occurs in our College of Arts and Sciences, our School of Education, our Graham School of Management, our School of Nursing (one of only 17 designated Centers of Excellence by the National League of Nursing), and our Continuing and Adult Education. And it occurs in both undergraduate and graduate programs.


    Websites for International Students


    TOEFL scores and ESL Programs (English as a Second Language)

    The preferred minimum score required for the TOEFL is 550 on the paper based exam or 83 IbT exam. We will also accept a preferred minimum score of 6.5  on the IELTS exam.

    The University does not offer ESL programs.

    ACT, SAT or TAP required for some programs.
    GRE and GMAT required for some graduate degree programs.


    Study Illinois Institutional Contacts

    Nicole Cook
    Assistant Director of Graduate Admission 
    International Student Specialist
    Saint Xavier University
    Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)