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Avila University



Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145


Founded in 1916, Avila University is a private, coeducational, Catholic university sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the academic program at Avila University prepares students for lifelong contributions to the global community.

Avila University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors, including popular programs in business, education, nursing, radiology, communication, psychology, and art. At the graduate level, students can pursue their Masters of Business Administration, Master of Science, or Master of Arts in Education in a range of concentrations. Avila University offers flexible scheduling for adult students, and all students have access to free tutoring, counseling services, and career development.

Five women's teams and four men's teams compete for the Avila University Eagles, along with a cheerleading squad and dance team. Students can also participate in various campus activities including honor societies, professional organizations, performing arts, campus ministry, and student senate.

Quick Facts:

  • More than 1,800 students are enrolled at Avila University, with a student-to-faculty ratio of about 13:1.

  • The diverse student body at Avila University represents more than 15 states and 20 countries.

  • Nearly three-quarters of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.

  • Approximately 97 percent of incoming freshmen receive financial assistance, with the average aid package totaling $11,000.
  • 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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