Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B minus
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade C
- Professorsgrade B
- Locationgrade C minus
- Dormsgrade A
- Campus Foodgrade C+
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade A
Ave Maria is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,087 undergraduate students. The Ave Maria acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Theological and Ministerial Studies, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 58% of students, Ave Maria alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
Ave Maria University Rankings
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$15,939 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,906 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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
Most Popular Majors
- Theological and Ministerial Studies31 Graduates
- Psychology26 Graduates
- Business21 Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology18 Graduates
- Accounting13 Graduates
- Biology13 Graduates
- Nursing12 Graduates
- Health Service Preparatory Studies11 Graduates
- History11 Graduates
- Exercise Physiology10 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
- Genuine and caring60%
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
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
- Dedicated to forming the whole person50%
- Home away from home8%
- Not college8%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 9 responses
Colleges like Ave Maria University
- grade BFranciscan University of Steubenville
- 4 Year
- Steubenville, OH
- Rating 3.55 out of 5 794 reviews
- grade unavailableChristendom College
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- Rating 3.77 out of 5 71 reviews
- grade BBenedictine College
- 4 Year
- Atchison, KS
- Rating 3.44 out of 5 533 reviews
- grade C+Warner University
- 4 Year
- Lake Wales, FL
- Rating 3.62 out of 5 204 reviews
Ave Maria University Reviews
Rating 3.65 out of 5 315 reviews
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I absolutely love Ave Maria University. The campus is strikingly beautiful. It is located in the middle of a beautiful movie-like town, where all the residents know each other. The community is so warm, friendly, and welcoming. Located in sunny Florida, the city of Naples is just forty minutes away, making fun weekend excursions possible. The professors at AMU are excellent. They are passionate about the subjects they teach which makes it easy to look forward to class. My fellow classmates are like family to me. The dorm buildings are very large and roomy enough to bring a sofa and a TV! The cafeteria food is delicious as well and reminds one of home-cooking. During this pandemic, the restrictions put in place made it possible to have fun safely. I am so happy I decided to attend Ave Maria University!
Ave Maria University has done a superb job in making it possible for students to attend classes in person during this time. They have a very thorough health and safety plan put in place for the protection of the faculty and students, as well as safety procedures followed in the cafeteria and classroom setting. All students wear masks in public buildings and during class. If it is necessary to go online, we will use Microsoft Teams. All students were trained in using Teams at the beginning of the semester. It is very smooth and easy to understand.
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!