Ave Maria University

275 reviews
  1. Ave Maria, FL
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Ave Maria University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Florida Sun Conference
Address
5050 Ave Maria Blvd
Ave Maria, FL 34142

Ave Maria University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
SAT Range
980-1220
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$19,651/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,264/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,304/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,220/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,983/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,559/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
93%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.14 responses
85%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,012Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
38%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
76%
of students say they don't have Greek life.17 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
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After Ave Maria University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses

Reviews

275 reviews
  • Excellent
    48
  • Very Good
    103
  • Average
    71
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    10
Ave Maria University is a very limited place to be. If you don't have a car, you are trapped here, as the nearest city is a 45 minute drive away. In the town, there is absolutely nothing besides a Publix and a gas station. It is also very hard to fit in socially. There are "aves" (strictly Catholic, judgmental people) and athletes who only attend here because they got athletic scholarships. The programs aren't very good. Unless you are a theology or education major, you may struggle finding help and resources for your major.
  • Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
Due to its small size, Ave feels like a family. From adorations, to football games, to households, this school has created so many memories. I would choose it again.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
I Love this school because it really focuses on making the student a well-rounded and overall better person. The faculty and teachers care about the students' success in the classroom and outside of it. They want the students to become better people and grow in their faith as well as learn. Also, the students here are amazing. They are extremely friendly and caring, and they really push you to be the best person you can be. Easter there is a great example of this because many of the students still there over brake come together to celebrate this feast together as a community. Many go the the vigil mass and then head over to the Resurrection Part after words to celebrate and spend time with each other. Seeing all of the joy there was a really moving experience.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago