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Ave Maria University is a private institution that was founded in 2003. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 882, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Ave Maria University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $23,000 (2013-14).
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|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Ave Maria University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 61 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||61.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Ave Maria University is 15:1. The most popular majors at Ave Maria University include: English Language and Literature, General; Theology and Religious Vocations; Business/Managerial Economics; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Political Science and Government, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.8 percent.
Ave Maria University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 882, with a gender distribution of 52.6 percent male students and 47.4 percent female students. At this school, 87 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 13 percent of students live off campus. Ave Maria University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Ave Maria University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. Ave Maria University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Ave Maria University, 22 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Ave Maria University.
|Students who have cars on campus||22%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Ave Maria University, 71.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,287.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$23,000 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,286 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data