So Xavier was founded in 1925, by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament led by St. Catherine Drexel, because she believed that every student, regardless of ratio, have access to higher education and committed her life's work to promoting education in Native American, African American communities. So Xavier is the product of that dream. And our mission was simply her vision.
The mission of Xavier is to promote a more just and humane society, I think incoming students should definitely know that you will be 100% challenged to live out that mission.
Xavier is this amazing place because we marry faith and reason, right? So our students are these brilliant scientists, for the most part, who are doing this great work in the labs in the classroom. And we would be remiss if we didn't talk about the fact that we send more African American students to and through med school than any other school in the country. We're producing more black doctors in any other school. And we're proud of that, because our students are committed to being able to lift themselves and their families through whatever socioeconomic spaces they find themselves in. Students at Xavier can expect a 15 to one classroom ratio. And that means students are more than just a number. Faculty know students names. They know where they're from. They know when they're not in class. And that's important, because at Xavier, everybody is a part of this one family. And being able to be a part of a community where faculty and staff and administrators know your name, means that you and your family are all connected to who we are.
I think when you come here, you may have a goal in mind. However, those things are going to be amplified and things that you didn't even know were inside of you are going to be brought to life. So I know that the people here, the culture that HBCU brings to life, that's what makes this a magical place.
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