SXU named to 2012-13 “Catholic Colleges of Distinction” list

Saint Xavier University recently was named to Colleges of Distinction’s 2012-13 “Catholic Colleges of Distinction” list. The list honors higher education institutions across the country that engage students, offer great teaching, create vibrant campus communities, and foster successful outcomes.

Colleges of Distinction aims to identify colleges and universities “that take a holistic approach to admissions decisions, that consistently excel in providing undergraduate education, and that have a truly national reputation.” The list is generated through quantitative data, such as graduation rates, classroom size, and other key statistics, as well as qualitative data, including feedback from admission experts, high school counselors, and visits to campuses.

Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, SXU is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university.

“We are proud that Colleges of Distinction recognizes Saint Xavier University’s commitment to creating an engaging campus community that is focused on academic excellence and in accord with the guiding principles of our Mercy heritage,” said SXU Vice President for University Relations Robert Tenczar.

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