Saint Xavier University

Private, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the Saint Xavier tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Saint Xavier's tuition & fees is $36,840.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $51,990 when a student lives on-campus.

Saint Xavier Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$36,840
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$11,780
On-campus Expenses$2,170
Off-campus Room & Board$8,056
Off-campus Expenses$3,450
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$38,710

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Saint Xavier for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $158,715 at Saint Xavier. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $216,573. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $102,630.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$37,942$52,095$24,856
Sophomore (2024-25)$39,077$53,436$25,382
Junior (2025-26)$40,246$54,814$25,920
Senior (2026-27)$41,450$56,229$26,472
4 Years Total$158,715$216,573$102,630
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$39,077$53,436$25,382
Sophomore (2025-26)$40,246$54,814$25,920
Junior (2026-27)$41,450$56,229$26,472
Senior (2027-28)$42,690$57,684$27,037
4 Years Total$163,462$222,163$104,811
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$40,246$54,814$25,920
Sophomore (2026-27)$41,450$56,229$26,472
Junior (2027-28)$42,690$57,684$27,037
Senior (2028-29)$43,967$59,179$27,615
4 Years Total$168,352$227,906$107,044
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$41,450$56,229$26,472
Sophomore (2027-28)$42,690$57,684$27,037
Junior (2028-29)$43,967$59,179$27,615
Senior (2029-30)$45,282$60,716$28,207
4 Years Total$173,388$233,809$109,331
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$42,690$57,684$27,037
Sophomore (2028-29)$43,967$59,179$27,615
Junior (2029-30)$45,282$60,716$28,207
Senior (2030-31)$46,636$62,295$28,814
4 Years Total$178,575$239,874$111,672

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Saint Xavier' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
In-StateOut-of-State
Saint Xavier University$36,840
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Saint Xavier and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Saint Xavier UniversityChicago, IL$36,840$15,410
Judson UniversityElgin, IL$30,910$18,708
Dominican UniversityRiver Forest, IL$37,844$19,500
Concordia University-ChicagoRiver Forest, IL$36,258$10,782

Financial Aid and COA

At Saint Xavier University, 3,013 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $26,448.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Saint Xavier is $25,542 for students living on-campus and $23,098 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 738 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $29,886 and the average amount of student loans is $5,302.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$51,990
COA (off-campus)$49,546
Tuition & Fees$36,840
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,150
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,706
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,542
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,098
Average Financial Aid$26,448
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,01397%$26,448
Pell Grants1,69555%$5,050
Federal Student Loan2,65686%$5,943
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid738100%-
Grants or Scholarships738100%$29,886
Federal Grants62785%$6,299
Pell Grants48165%$5,298
Other Federal Grants62785%$2,234
State/Local Grants51970%$5,476
Institutional Grants738100%$20,684
Student Loan Aid67992%$5,302
Federal Student Loans67992%$4,820
Other Student Loans274%$12,121

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Saint Xavier's acceptance rate is 84.79%. A total of 7,780 applicants applied to and 6,597 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 747 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 11.32%.
To apply to Saint Xavier, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Recommendations. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants7,7802,971$4,809
Admitted6,5972,360$4,237
Enrolled747308$439
Acceptance Rate84.79%79.43%88.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)11.32%13.05%10.36%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Saint Xavier University has a total of 3,523 students including 2,981 undergraduate and 542 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,303 male students and 2,446 female students attending Saint Xavier. The school offers online degree programs and 267 students enrolled online exclusively (7.58% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,749 1,3032,446
Undergraduate3,101 1,1471,954
Graduate648 156492

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, IL
Phone773-298-3000
WEBWWW.SXU.EDU
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered103 Programs
Online Program Offered7 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered38 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate84.13%
Yield9.97%
Student Population3,523
Graduation Rate52%
Transfer-out Rate27%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time), 33% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties130 (Full-time), 234 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs391 (Full-time), 256 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$70,718
Average Staff Salary$52,636