Ave Maria University: Narrative Description

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1025 Commons Circle
Naples, FL 34119
Tel: (239)280-2554; 877-AVE-UNIV
Admissions: 877-AVE-UNIV
Fax: (239)352-2392
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.avemaria.edu/


Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2002. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 316. Faculty: 44 (42 full-time, 2 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 597 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 307 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 9 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 81% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 6% 25 or older, 98% live on campus, 52% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Double major, summer session for credit. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $17,980 includes full-time tuition ($11,580), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($6000). College room only: $3250.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Pro-Life Club, Student Government, Soccer Club, Hall Council, Ultimate Frisbee Club. Major annual events: semi-formal dance, Parents' Weekend, Open House. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 300 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available.

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