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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,035 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.
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Sun Conference
Address
5050 Ave Maria Blvd
Ave Maria, FL 34142

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
42%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,783/ 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
    $15,026/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,634/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,417/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,046/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,296/ year

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
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,035Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
37
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
38%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Genuine and caring
    45%
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Jesus freak
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
77%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to forming the whole person
    55%
  • Awesome
    18%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Not college
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
77%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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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.
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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.
Ave Maria university is a good school with great education and academic! I always feel safe in this environment. I will advice those people to go to this university!