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Avila University is a private institution that was founded in 1916. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,219, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 48 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Avila University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 98. Its tuition and fees are $23,950 (2012-13).
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Avila's path began in 1650 in LePuy, France. Guided by a belief in the dignity of every individual, the original six Sisters of Saint Joseph had the courage to respond to the needs of others around them. They nursed the sick and helped the homeless. With this commitment to one's neighbors, the Sisters of Saint Joseph founded Avila in 1916 as the College of St. Teresa. When the college expanded to a larger campus in 1963, its name was changed to Avila to honor St. Teresa of Avila. In 2002, Avila College became Avila University, a name reflecting its growth and development as an institution of higher education. Avila University's commitment to excellence, to service of students and the community, to quality education of spirit, mind and body, and to the growth of the whole person is deeply rooted in its Catholic heritage and in the lives and beliefs of the founding Sisters. Today, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet sponsor Avila and serve as constant reminders of the University's mission. Avila's 50-acre campus is located on the historical Santa Fe Trail in beautiful south Kansas City, Missouri. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, members of the Avila community not only enjoy the benefits of its suburban location, but also its easy access to Kansas City highlights. Known for its jazz district and world-famous barbecue, Kansas City is home to professional sports teams, premier shopping districts, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the American Royal. The City of Fountains, as Kansas City is known, is a major Midwest travel destination.
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to Avila University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||59.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Avila University is 10:1, and the school has 73.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||25|
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Avila University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,219, with a gender distribution of 36.5 percent male students and 63.5 percent female students. At this school, 26.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74.0 percent of students live off campus. Avila University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Avila University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Avila 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, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Avila University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Avila University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Avila University, 83.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $19,550.
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|Tuition and fees||$23,950 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,800 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data