Ave Maria University Academic Life


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.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Foreign languages
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Mathematics History
English (including composition) Social science
Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution


Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
English Language and Literature, General 16%
Theology and Religious Vocations 14%
Business/Managerial Economics 13%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 12%
Political Science and Government, Other 11%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate - other
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 25%
Service learning N/A
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 100%
Writing in the disciplines 100%
Undergraduate research/creative projects N/A
Learning communities 25%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 68%
4-year graduation rate 55%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data

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