Xavier University

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Xavier University
XavierSeal.png
City: Cincinnati, Ohio
Type: Private
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball[1]
Colors: blue, yellow, gold
Mascot: Muskateers
Website: http://www.xavier.edu/

Xavier University is an Ohio private Jesuit university founded in 1831.[2] The school ranked #2 in US News's 2008 "Universities-Master's (Midwest): Top Schools" list.[3]

History

Xavier was founded by Bishop Edward Fenwick as Athenaeum, intended to be a college dedicated to religion and liberal arts.[4] The Jesuits took responsibility for the college in 1840, naming it Saint Xavier College, in honor of Saint Francis Xavier: one of the original members of the Society of Jesus.[4] The first president was John A. Elet.[4]

Notes

  1. http://goxavier.cstv.com/index-main.html
  2. About Xavier (English) (HTML). Xavier University.
  3. Universities-Master's (Midwest): Top Schools (English) (HTML). US News.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 History of Xavier (English) (HTML). Xavier Universtiy.
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