Xavier University of Louisiana - Rankings

Xavier University of Louisiana is a historically black Roman Catholic university with an international reputation for excellence. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Xavier has been designated a Model Institution for Excellence by the National Science Foundation. It has been ranked 1st in the nation in placing African American students in medical schools, including such prestigious institutions as Harvard, Baylor, Emory, Northwestern, Meharry and Tulane.

Achievements and Rankings:

- Xavier University of Louisiana is listed among Tier 2 National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News (2012).

- The Princeton Review lists Xavier as one of the Top 371 for 2010.

- According to Diverse Issues in Higher Education's “Top 100 Degree Producers,” Xavier is ranked 1st in the nation in the number of African American students earning baccalaureate degrees in two areas – the biological/life sciences and the physical sciences. The College of Pharmacy is one of the nation's top producers of Doctor of Pharmacy degrees awarded to African Americans. Xavier is also ranked 1st in the nation in placing African American students in medical schools.

- The New York Times Selective Guide to Colleges observes that “Xavier is a school where achievement has been the rule, and beating the odds against success a routine occurrence”.

- Xavier is ranked 6th in NIH funding and 1st on a per capita basis among the nation's 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Among all universities in the nation, Xavier is among the top 27% in NSF funding and among the top 16% in NIH funding. In Louisiana, Xavier is ranked 3rd in NIH funding, behind only Tulane and the LSU System. In FY08-09, Xavier received a total of $22.6 million in external funding, including over $13 million dedicated to scientific research.

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