Saint Xavier University
Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.
About Saint Xavier University
Saint Xavier is Chicago’s first Catholic university — founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846. One of 16 Mercy colleges and universities across the country, we have a current enrollment of over 3600 students and 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.