Ave Maria University is a nonprofit private school that has many majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Ave Maria, Florida, in a predominantly rural area. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. The school enrolls 800 students per year, allowing for smaller more engaging class sizes.
Students may select from many areas of study, including:
- United States Government and Politics
Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken to apply to Ave Maria University. Scores within the range of 21 - 26 on the ACT or 1490 - 1840 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for admission. This school has an admissions rate of 48% of which only 36% decided to attend. More information on admissions can be found at avemaria.edu.
Tuition is approximately $22,000 per year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Student housing is available for students and costs about $5,200 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.
The Ave Maria University "Gyrenes" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NAIA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:
- Baseball (NAIA Division II)
- Basketball (NAIA Division II)
- Track & Field (NAIA Division II)
- Golf (NAIA Division II)
Contact information, academics information, programs, and much more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.avemaria.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the candidates Ave Maria University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Ave Maria University is about 1,100. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 27% enrolling as graduate students and 96% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $18,000-$21,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $740 to $890 per unit
- May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$12,398|
|Receiving Student Loans||57%||$6,160|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Ave Maria University may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Ave Maria University has an overall graduation rate which is around 59%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||55%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||3%|
Ave Maria University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Florida Sun Conference)
- Basketball (Florida Sun Conference)
- Track and Field (Florida Sun Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Ave Maria University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Ave Maria University for official up-to-date information.