Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University (SXU) remains the oldest university in the State of Illinois - only 10 years younger than the city of Chicago. The school began as the Saint Francis Xavier Female Academy, under the direction of Mother Mary Francis Warde, before changing its name to Saint Xavier College and then again to its current title. SXU's original campus was located in downtown Chicago but burned down during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Its current campus is located on the southern end of the city in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood.
Students living in student housing or an off campus apartment near SXU have access to the school's five colleges, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the School of Education, the Graham School of Management and the School of Nursing. SXU offers more than 40 bachelors programs and 40 graduate-level degrees. In 2009, the university was honored as one of the top 40 master's universities in the Midwest as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
Student living and university living at SXU revolve around a variety of school activities and organizations. Students can cheer for the SXU Cougars who compete in baseball, basketball, track, cross country, volleyball, softball, football and soccer in the NAIA. Student can also commute into downtown Chicago to experience the city's various cultural, recreational, educational and commercial districts like the Loop, Willis Tower and Navy Pier.
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