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Reviews 247 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Academics: Academics are awesome at Avila. The faculty is very helpful and there is available tutoring if needed in the learning center.

2 College Senior

Academics: Program Shouldn't Be Discontinued – The current Pre-Law Studies program is being discontinued but Avila is offering me personal plan. Although this personal plan is not very flexible. Classes are only offered one time during the semester, if even offered that semester. Workload is okay and the teachers are great!

1 College Freshman

Campus Dining: DONT EAT IT – save your money and eat off campus or cook yourself because the cafe is a mystery every day

4 College Freshman

Weather: Tunnel Life – there are underground tunnels that make it easy to get to the cafe and to class buildings

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and Drinking – With Avila being such a small campus, gossip gets aroung quick. Most people who do drugs mainly just smoke. However, we now have a new athletic director who is putting a stop to drug use in sports. There a frequent drug tests for every athlete and if they don't pass they are automatically suspended the first time and the second fail they are kicked out of the school for good. Weed seems to be popular for the guys, but most students just drink to have a good time.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Easy to Find – Being such a big city, there are a lot of options for off-campus living. Prices seem to vary quite a bit, but I have definitely found some nice ones that would be manageable with a roommate or two. Since Avila is in a pretty good part of Kansas City there are many safe and nice ones close to campus. As far as the campus helping students find an apartment, they have many books with apartment options and what each of them has to offer.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports Are Huge – Sports at Avila University are big part of campus life. Since the school is rather small most people on campus are involved with a sport. If students aren't on a team, they still come support. As far as facilities go for the sports, they have continued to improve. This past year Avila has put in a multi-sport turf field that is used for football, soccer, softball, and baseball. They also built another gym that is used for practices and has a batting cage for baseball and softball. The only thing that could use some improvement is the workout facilities. The weight room is not very impressive as far as equipment goes and they only have one treadmill and two ellipticals for cardio.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: House Parties and Exploring – The clubs and bars in the Kansas City area are for students who are 21 and up. Kansas City is, however, a very good place to explore and see all of the great amenities the town has to offer. There are great locations for shopping and restaurants for a date night or girls night out. But as far as night life goes for the people not 21 yet, house parties are the only option.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: There Is a Place to Park! Parking is great. You have to get a parking permit to park in the school parking lot, which is given to you during enrollment. I've never had to drive around and look for an open spot on campus. They have parking available almost completely around the campus so you can easily park and not have to worry about walking a mile to classes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Of course there are vending machines all over campus but we also have a Subway on campus. Having Subway so close helps eat a little healthier if you pay attention to what you put on your sandwich but also is reasonably priced and with a good menu.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone Is Equal. Everyone is treated the same. We have students from all over the US and some foreign exchange students. This college also offers study abroad classes as well. You are taught to express yourself freely regardless of race, culture, beliefs, and so on.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A Nice, Clean, and Safe Area – The off-campus housing selection is very nice. Its clean, safe, but can get costly. It's worth the cost though. You are close to shopping, libraries, and many extras. There are traffic concerns but as long as you allow yourself a few extra minutes you will be fine. There are many choices on places to rent and many of them have a lot of extras to offer as well.

5 College Junior

Majors: Getting into the healthcare management program at Avila was not a difficult process. If you are a transfer student you must have a 2.0 gpa, be at least 23 years of age, or have worked your job for 4 years. The advisors help you set up all of your classes and figure out what you need to graduate saving the students a lot of stress.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Healthcare Managemnet – I am very satisfied with the education I am recieving at Avila. The program is fast paced, but very understanding and apply to the field of study.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Degree Program – I tranfered to Avila for the Healthcare management program and I love it. It is advanced so all classes are 8 week classes and are in the evening, so that students are able to work during the day.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Avila is a great university! Avila has an excellent book rental process and printing in the library is FREE! Avila has a fully furnished gym and it is also free to students. Class sizes are small creating a great learning environment.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Safty – Avila University has a 24 hour surveillance service. There are security poles in the parking lot that you can push a button and call for security. There are cameras all over campus. I do not hear about crimes happening around campus. I have always felt safe to walk in and out of my dorm at any time and also around campus without hesitation.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: So your options are open, however there are several nearby, affordable options. There are scholarship on campus that do not allow you to live off campus, and athletes are probably better off living on campus.

1 College Junior

Campus Dining: Awful, but in the Process of Improving – The cafeteria food is rarely appealing for most students. However, we have a points system that allows a certain amount of Subway or pizza purchases, which can be convenient when your schedule gets rough. The cafeteria was recently redesigned, but the food is still lacking.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Avila is in a suburban area with lots of shopping centers. Some driving is required to get to major shopping areas or downtown KC. Unfortunately, for the student with a tight budget, this area is pretty pricey, as well as the school. The first-year experience is great, but the financial aid department is not as cooperative with years to come. The communication between the business office and financial aid office needs improvement. The professors, however, are top notch. Great school for the well-off.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I currently reside off campus. I found a reasonable apartment which is perfect sized for me and my roommate. I have also found great apartments available very close to the Avila campus. The average for a decent 1 bdrm is around $650. I believe there are apartments that have advertising through Avila near the dining hall.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The staff at Campus Safety is really nice. They have safety phones that connect to campus safety all over, which makes me feel more at ease. They have a service that can walk you to your car so you aren't alone which is available 24/7. The only concern I have is that there was a sexual assault recently on campus. However, campus safety is working on fising the problem and preventing problems in the future.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Kansas City Atmosphere – I have lived in Kansas City my entire life. There is a lot to do off campus. There is the Country Club Plaza, there are various shopping malls, outdoor and indoor, and there are lots of local hot spots for college-aged students. It is an amazing city to explore if you have the time. There is World's of Fun, an amusement park that is fun if it's the right season. We have some great haunted houses. Kansas City Chiefs games are also really fun, considering Arrowhead Stadium is the loudest in the country. Kanas City is a great place to be.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The Tell All of Tales – I hope that it will be my most eventful and fulfilling experience to this point...I'm expecting that this will bring me closer to what I need and feel in helping others get through their conditions.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Too Bad "Spreading Yourself Thin" Dosen't Promote Thinness! If one dares to be a jack of campus life be prepared to keep plenty of vitamins and energy boosters in a bedroom just to sustain yourself.


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