Ave Maria College: Narrative Description

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300 West Forest Ave.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Tel: (734)337-4100; (866)866-3030
Admissions: (734)337-4528
Fax: (734)337-4140
Web Site: http://www.avemaria.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1998. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Detroit. Total enrollment: 308. 214 applied, 78% were admitted. Students come from 39 states and territories, 13 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 12% international, 10% 25 or older, 95% live on campus. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Calendar: semesters. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.4 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: minimum SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 21. Entrance: very difficult.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $18,070 includes full-time tuition ($11,650), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($5920). College room only: $4000. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition: $365 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $40 per course. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Pro-Life Organization, Student Government, yearbook, newspaper, Liturgical Ministries. Major annual events: Opening of the Year Mass, Fall Bash, Spring Formal. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 12-hour evening patrols by trained security personnel. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available.

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