Ave Maria is a private, Catholic university located in Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,035 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Ave Maria acceptance rate is 42%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Theological and Ministerial Studies. Graduating 55% of students, Ave Maria alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
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Ave Maria University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
Ave Maria University Reviews
My experience so far has been great! The people here are so nice and easy to get along with and the academics are taught with excellence and profession. I would recommend Ave Maria to students who want a structure, delightful education that's going to be worth learning. I wouldn't change a thing here at Ave Maria University!
The close knit community atmosphere makes Ave stand out above other small liberal arts colleges. From this atmosphere, it makes it easier to become closer with the professors as well as fellow students. The faith aspect also helps bring the community together; for, everyone knows that they can share one common goal in life - spiritual wellness. Despite being secluded from a bigger city or town, Ave does not lack in local activities. From Student Life to the local Farmer’s Market in the town center, Ave makes sure there is always something to look forward to. Ave may be small, but it has a big heart.
Ave Maria University has been a great fit for me! Very Catholic school but with a great science program. The classes are small and you actually get to know your professor. The professors care about their students passing and will help you with any questions you have!