Location
Ave Maria, FL
Undergrads
863
Tuition
$21,496
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 153 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 Niche User

Athletics: I here the atheletics are good at Ave Maria. I have not been to any currently but hope to see some hopefully this year.

2 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: There is not much off campus dining being that the town of Ave Maria controls who they let in. The dining that's in the town looks good but I have not had the opportunity yet to try on campus dining.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting into my psychology major was pretty easy. THe school offers a great program for my major, and they really love to the teach the students. Psychology is a great program at Ave Maria.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: The computers at Ave Maria University are pretty good. I use my own computer but from what students tell me the computers work good and there speed is also good. The college provides wireless access in every building even in the dorms so students can do their work in their own room.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Ave Maria has a great atmosphere. It is built by the looks of Italy. It has great restaurants and shops. Its campus is in the town Ave maria so it has a lot to do. They have many activities and many sports. They provide gym and pool for the students. There library is open 24 hour so students are able to go use it anytime as they wish. The students attitude is fairly good, everyone respects each other and is very nice.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: The public transportation is really good at Ave Maria, they have shuttles and taxis. They also provide us transportation if we want to go out of town into Naples.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather doesn't really affect my campus experience. The weather at Ave Maria is actually pretty warm sense its in florida. Although sometimes it catches a lot of rain which can be hard to go from class to class.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: they just don't want girls in the guys dorms. no drugs that its keep your grades good

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: This town is like smallville the people who live here are great there is no crime I came here to get an education not party and get drunk I love it!

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I think its just like any other school I see couples all the time walking around campus there are no bars and we live in a very small town. I am catholic so I fit in real well . I have a girlfriend in school up in Ga. I see her on all our breaks.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: You can get just about every type of food its great all food groups and religion
groups are all cater to. I love Ave Maria!!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is decent, there are always places to park and pretty close by to everything. I dont think security is to strict when visitors come about decals.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Ave maria is kind of in the middle of no where but its about 20 minutes outside of naples naples is a beautiful upscale area. Ave maria is more country and is still being built up. There is also a beach within an hour so you have the luxury of all three kinds of living pretty close by.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I see it as a structured environment for us to study in. There are some rules that many people wouldn't agree with, but they really aren't a problem if you are there to learn.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Gorgeous campus, everything is brand new, you really can't go wrong in any of the dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not yet enrolled, but I don't believe that many of the students here could ever do drugs. not because of lack of availability, but it seems a campus averse to such things as a whole.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The meals are good and the area is always clean and the cafe is great if you need a snack or get an express lunch.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Ave is about 30 minutes from Naples, so unless you have a car or can borrow one, there are only about 1 or 2 shuttles off campus every week for shopping runs. The buildings are fairly close together, and so for living on-campus only a bike or longboard (a glorified skateboard) is really needed. People are generous though, so you can almost always find someone who is able to take you off campus.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: It is really a great environment to study in. There are enough events on campus where you can miss one or two and not be out of things to do. The SAB and some of the households are really active in planning or sponsoring events and trips off campus. The cafe is open until 2am, so there are almost always people hanging out, or playing pool or table tennis. There is also a super market about 8 minutes walk from the dorms, so shopping is convenient, although slightly more expensive than off-campus stores.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: I think that the food in the cafeteria could be a better quality for the students. Although there is usually a good mixture of meat and vegetables, sometimes there is a lot of fried food, and not enough fresh fruit. The buildings are built to withstand hurricanes, so no matter what comes up, the campus buildings are all very safe in case of foul weather. Some of the professors are both challenging as well as understanding. They really notice if you work hard and give them your undivided attention during class. There is also a good opportunity to grow spiritually through the frequent availability of the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Penance.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Ave Maria is a great place to be in. I can have a faith, and being there helps me to grow deeper on it. Everyone that is looking for a good school with good academics, and growing athletic dept. Ave Maria is the right choice.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at Ave Maria are just beginning to come into their own. Facilities are not great, but projects are underway as far as a football stadium. The basketball teams (men's and women's) are easily the most fun sporting events to attend at the school.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The amount of computer labs is very good, the connection is very slow but the availability is great, printing is sometimes a pain and the library is usually the only place that is reliable for printing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are outstanding, very big and accommodating, however, they do not have cable. The social atmosphere is very friendly but rather dull and rarely do you feel like you are not in a sleepy neighborhood setting. The housing process and flexibility of rooming in the residence halls is accommodating and relatively easy. Overall, the dorms are very nice and comfortable yet the social atmosphere is lacking.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All of the buildings are built to withstand a category 3 hurricane so no need to worry about being blown away. Most of the buildings are newer with wifi and plenty of space. The RD's know what they're doing and help keep the catholic morals enforcing the rules of no members of the opposite sex in individual rooms. They also hold events throughout the year so that you can get to know the guys in your dorms.

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To the Cafeteria
To the Cafeteria
To the Cafeteria To the Cafeteria This path behind the girls' dorms and next to the canal leads to the cafeteria, which is the building in the picture. Along this path is also where you can see the most beautiful sunsets on campus!
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Natalia Selín
Hometown
Hialeah, FL
Major
Theology, Other
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Ave Maria offers a unique and fulfilling experience to its students by providing an excellent and well-rounded education, a Catholic foundation and community, and an opportunity for growth and spiritual development. Overall, it’s an experience that cannot be found anywhere else! Although Ave Maria is a new university, it has grown despite the hardships of the recession, demonstrating the determination of the school and student body. While this may not be the school for everyone, Ave Maria will definitely help you grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. The combination of a liberal arts education and love for God helps to drive the University and its students. The University may not have the best sports teams and isn’t located in the most exciting town, but the knowledge and wisdom gained here is incomparable.

While the academics and modernity of the school are certainly impressive, it's the community and faith of the school that ultimately attract its students. Between the households and dances, essays and lectures, students at Ave not only gain an education but also an experience like none other. Ave certainly isn't perfect and it still needs a lot more work before it is fully developed, but considering the newness of it, the University undoubtedly has a lot of opportunity to grow. The current students are helping to build the foundation for one of the best Catholic universities around.

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