Saint Xavier University


Saint Xavier University

Infobox University
name = Saint Xavier University
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caption = Saint Xavier University Seal
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motto = Via, Veritas, Vita ("The Way, the Truth, and the Life")
established = 1846
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type = Private
affiliation = Roman Catholic, Sisters of Mercy
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president = Judith Dwyer
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faculty = 194
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undergrad = 3,074
postgrad = 2,647
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city = Chicago & Orland Park
state = IL
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country = USA
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campus = Urban
former_names = Saint Francis Xavier Female Academy, Saint Xavier College
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nickname = Cougars
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athletics = NAIA Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
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website = [http://www.sxu.edu/ www.sxu.edu]

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Saint Xavier University (SXU), is a coeducational institution of higher learning located in the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. The university currently enrolls over 5,000 students and is known for its undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, business, and education. The university is especially known for its exceptional nursing program and overall stellar students.

History

The University was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846 at the request of Bishop William Quarter. It was originally named Saint Francis Xavier Female Academy, later renamed Saint Xavier College, and in 1992, officially became a university.

Academic schools and departments

There are five major schools at Saint Xavier:

* The College of Arts and Sciences
* The School of Continuing and Professional Studies
* The School of Education
* The Graham School of Management
* The School of Nursing

Campuses

Saint Xavier's convert|109|acre|km2 main campus is located in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago, on the corner of 103rd Street and Central Park Avenue. It is a part of a Catholic school campus, sharing land with Mother McAuley and Brother Rice high schools. It is also located across the street from Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church and grammar school, which lie east of Central Park.

The university's main campus [ [http://www.sxu.edu/SharedDocuments/ABO-Chicago/ChicagoCampusMap.pdf Campus map] ] is made up of several buildings, including the Warde Academic Center, which is the oldest building on campus and houses administrative offices, the Shannon Center, McDonough Chapel, a large Catholic chapel, the Graham School of Management Building, Andrew Conference Center, Driehaus Center, Pulaski Center, Byrne Memorial Library and six dormitories.

Saint Xavier also has a campus located in Orland Park.

Athletics

The school's sports teams compete in the NAIA Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) as the Cougars.

References

External links

* [http://www.sxu.edu/ Official website]


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