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Ave Maria University


Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142-9505


Located in southwest Florida, Ave Maria University is a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts university that offers undergraduate and graduate-level programs. The Florida university is dedicated to providing a curriculum that is rooted in the teachings of the Catholic church. The Catholic university is also committed to quality research and teaching for the good of society.

Ave Maria University first opened its doors in 2003. Today it welcomes students from over 10 foreign countries and 41 states. The Florida university offers academic programs in biology, chemistry, classics, early Christian literature, economics, history, literature, mathematics, physics, philosophy, politics, sacred music and theology. Ave Maria University also offers pre-professional programs in medicine, business, law and theologate. It also offers a certificate in business. As the Catholic university continues to expand in size, its offerings will also increase.

The staff and faculty at Ave Maria University care for the students and will prepare them for a successful future. Over 98 percent of its faculty members have doctoral or terminal degrees. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, full-time faculty members act as academic advisors to the students.

Quick Facts

  • Ave Maria University sits on 1,000 acres of land. It is equipped with the latest technology and new buildings. All of the dorms have a chapel, study lounges, common rooms, computer labs, laundry facilities.

  • The student to faculty ratio at Ave Maria University is 8 to 1. The average class size is only 17 students. The undergraduate enrollment at the Catholic university is over 400.

  • More than 85 percent of the students at the Florida university receive financial aid. There are more women enrolled at Ave Maria University than men. Only 45 percent are men, and 55 percent are women.

  • Ave Maria University offers semester-long study abroad programs in Nicaragua and Austria. Costs are the same as normal tuition.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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