Ave Maria University

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5050 Ave Maria Boulevard

Ave Maria, FL 34142

Phone: (239) 280-2500
2013-2014 Tuition
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National Liberal Arts Colleges

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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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General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 2003
Religious affiliation Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $2,198,081


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.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.0%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 1

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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.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio 15:1
4-year graduation rate 55%
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%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 976
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
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Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
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Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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

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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.

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Tuition and fees $23,000 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,286 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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