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I got my acceptance for St. Xavier University in the mail a couple days ago. And I realize, of all the programs I applied to, it may be the one I feel like I know the least about. Any current students/friends of current students/people who know things about SXU care to comment on the school/program? And whether a southern California girl might be capable of surviving two Chicago winters? :o

Thanks!

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Hi - I'm doing my post-bacc at St. Xavier.  I have had a good experience and enjoyed it.  **Disclaimer -I am an adult / career change student** St. Xavier is a small school on the South Side of Chicago -the area it's in is safe but as with any big city you would need to be careful.  Chicago has terrible traffic so if you lived say near Wrigley field / Lakeview it would take an hour to get to campus.  My advice would be to contact St. Xavier and see if you could arrange a visit -possibly staying with some other graduate students or at least spending some time talking to them about their experience.  I know many of the students commute from home.  I would describe St. Xavier as substance over style -as in the facilities are older -but the education is good.  My son goes to speech therapy and several of the therapists at his clinic have commented that St. Xavier has a solid program.  I don't notice the weather; I think a bigger consideration is if you would be homesick or meet enough other people to have stuff to do with on the weekends.  

 If you can't visit -maybe you could at least talk to some current students via email.  Maybe try joining last year's Facebook group?

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6 hours ago, Afternoonprogram said:

Hi - I'm doing my post-bacc at St. Xavier.  I have had a good experience and enjoyed it.  **Disclaimer -I am an adult / career change student** St. Xavier is a small school on the South Side of Chicago -the area it's in is safe but as with any big city you would need to be careful.  Chicago has terrible traffic so if you lived say near Wrigley field / Lakeview it would take an hour to get to campus.  My advice would be to contact St. Xavier and see if you could arrange a visit -possibly staying with some other graduate students or at least spending some time talking to them about their experience.  I know many of the students commute from home.  I would describe St. Xavier as substance over style -as in the facilities are older -but the education is good.  My son goes to speech therapy and several of the therapists at his clinic have commented that St. Xavier has a solid program.  I don't notice the weather; I think a bigger consideration is if you would be homesick or meet enough other people to have stuff to do with on the weekends.  

 If you can't visit -maybe you could at least talk to some current students via email.  Maybe try joining last year's Facebook group?

 

Unfortunately I won't be able to visit before I have to make my decision. :unsure: It looks like I'm going to be deciding between 2 schools that I haven't visited (not even the cities or even states they are in, hah...) and then waiting to see if I get into one of my California waitlists later. Thanks for the info! Maybe I'll look for the facebook group. 

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