Ave Maria University

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School Overview

Ave Maria University (locally referred to as “AMU”) is a private Roman Catholic institution located in the city of Ave Maria in southwest Florida, just 17 miles east of Naples. The university was founded in 2003 and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Ave Maria University has about 1,250 students (700 undergraduates, 150 graduate students and 400 law students). Ave Maria University is home to Ave Maria School of Law and sponsors the Ave Maria University-Latin American Campus located in the country of Nicaragua. Ave Maria University has a strong tradition of athletics and belongs to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Ave Maria’s athletic teams are known as the Gyrenes.

General Information

5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL 34142-9505

Main Number: (239) 280-2500
Web Address: www.avemaria.edu
Type of Institution: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Awards Offered: Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Doctor’s degree – other
Campus setting: Rural: Distant
On-campus housing: Yes
Student Population: 730 (583 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty: 15 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $16,255 $16,900 $17,745 $18,625 +4.96%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,140 $7,600 $7,980 $8,350 +4.64%
Other $3,700 $3,700 $3,700 $3,700 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $28,095 $29,200 $30,425 $31,675 +4.11%
In-state Off Campus $17,255 $17,900 $18,745 $19,625 +4.69%
In-state with Family $17,255 $17,900 $18,745 $19,625 +4.69%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $10,000
In-state Student Fees $300
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $10,000
Out-of-state Student Fees $300

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 216 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 213 95% $3,214,399 $15,091
• Federal grants 55 24% $211,035 $3,837
• Pell grants 55 24% $174,180 $3,167
• Other federal grants 37 16% $36,855 $996
Local and state government scholarships or grants 29 13% $81,089 $2,796
Institutional scholarships or grants 211 94% $2,922,275 $13,850
Student loan financial aid 105 47% $813,762 $7,750
• Federal student loans 103 46% $721,363 $7,004
• Other student loans 11 5% $92,399 $8,400

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 79 45 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6
Biology/biological Sciences, General 6
English Language and Literature/letters 12
English Language and Literature, General 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3
History 6
History, General 6
Mathematics and Statistics 5
Mathematics, General 5
Social Sciences 19
American Government and Politics (united States) 8
Economics, General 11
Theology and Religious Vocations 20 45 1
Theology/theological Studies 20 45 1
Visual and Performing Arts 8
Music, General 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Ave Maria University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (239) 280-2500
Website: www.avemaria.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.avemaria.edu/apply-now/
Address: 5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL 34142-9505
Setting: Rural: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,177
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 55%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,166 (99% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $21,854
Out-of-state Tuition: $21,854
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,906

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Ave Maria University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Ave Maria University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 3
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 331

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Ave Maria University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,854
Out-of-state $21,854
Books and supplies $1,260

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,516
Out-of-state $14,516

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 330 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 329 99% $19,906
Student loan aid 181 55% $6,927

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,061 98% $17,064
Federal student loans 565 52% $6,203

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Ave Maria University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Ave Maria University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,446 674 772
Percent admitted 100% 81% 88%
Percent admitted who enrolled 22% 23% 21%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Ave Maria University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,177
Undergraduate enrollment 1,129
Graduate enrollment 48

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Ave Maria University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

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