Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL, was founded in 1846 as a private, comprehensive, Catholic institution by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Saint Xavier, or SXU, sits on a 74-acre campus and serves just under 5,000 students each year. SXU students are expected to exhibit the values set forth by the university and show respect, strive for excellence, be compassionate, and serve others. In addition, students are expected to be hospitable, practice integrity, welcome diversity, and continue to pursue knowledge.
Based on a survey conducted in 2008, students at St. Xavier University feel actively engaged. Talented faculty and staff provide students with guidance and support so that they are able to attain their personal and professional goals.