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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Ave Maria is a private, Catholic university located in Florida. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,032 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Ave Maria acceptance rate is 40%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Theological and Ministerial Studies. Graduating 65% of students, Ave Maria alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,800.
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Sun Conference
Address
5050 Ave Maria Blvd
Ave Maria, FL 34142
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Ave Maria University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
970-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$19,088/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,672/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,807/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,917/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,625/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,072/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
72%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,032Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Friendly
    44%
  • Genuine and caring
    33%
  • Jesus freak
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to forming the whole person
    56%
  • Unique
    22%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Not college
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
64%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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If you are a practicing Christian, specifically Catholic, Ave Maria University is a fantastic choice for you. Extremely unrecognized as one of the top Catholic schools compared to Franciscan University of Steubenville or Benedictine College, Ave Maria has a vibrant and warm welcoming community filled with tons of opportunities to get involved with the community. Many include recreational sports like intramural sand volleyball and soccer, equestrian club and many Christian households. If you are looking for a university to uphold and foster your Christian practices, Ave Maria University is the place for you.
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I expected my college experience at a small, Catholic school to boring, but I've never been more wrong! My first semester has been the most fun and most formative few months of my life. I've learned a lot with respect to academics and life lessons, made wonderful friends, cultivated relationships with prominent professors, began working out, managed a budget, and enjoyed clean parties and school-wide weekend festivities. My only complaint about my wonderful school is our horrible mosquito problem.
The community is great and the people are awesome. It is easy to make friends and the environment is good and safe. The academics are wonderful and good quality and the professors are very knowledgeable. However, the food in the cafeteria is not good and the campus is somewhat isolated.