Ave Maria University

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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.

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