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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!
There is no social life.if you like to take courses that will do you no good this is your place. the school athletics is a joke,they should just recruit and hold tryout with in,they cant do any worse.
A nurturing, mellow environment for the one who takes things in stride. Strong communal values, expect to say hello to almost every passerby on campus as they will, in all likelihood, be one of many acquaintances. Any path you would like can have its start here with the amount of networking and resources at hand- a good choice for the one who takes the chance to be a step ahead at all times.
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I love Ave Maria University everyone is nice & friendly. I would recommend this University to everyone.
I had an overall good experience at Ave Maria University and would recommend it. I got a finance major. It was nice to have my family live in Naples and have a car so I could leave town on the weekends. The professors were very knowledgeable as well.
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!
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.
Very reliable communication and helpful admissions counselours. It has a great campus and a wide variety of sports and activities.
Ave Maria has a great community and awesome professors. Campus life seems to be improving every year. However Catholic they tell you it is, it's still a college and they are still trying to get as much money from you as they can
Amazing growth opportunities and a family friendly environment with each student building up and helping each other become better!
I would not recommend this school to anyone. Unless of course you like the idea of a school that really doesn't have much going for it. Most of the professors are good...but, some classes are taught by only one professor. And Ave is horrible about taking transfer credits for upper division courses. So you could easily have a required class in your major that is only offered by one awful professor. And there is absolutely no way around that professor, because you will not be allowed to take that course anywhere but Ave. Furthermore, the majors Ave offers tend not to be very useful, which to their credit they are pretty open about. With the exception of nursing, healthcare management, and business, the only real options are pre-med and pre-law. (Biochem, history, etc.) Everything else there just prepares you to stand in the unemployment line.
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.
Attending Ave Maria was the worst decision of my life. I would describe myself as ambitious, and hardworking, and the truth is that nobody at Ave is doing anything with their lives. The professors are haughty and unreachable, and classes are boring. The students are generally friendly but lack any passion and excitement for life. The athletics are a joke and most of the athletes are only there for the scholarship. The campus is beautiful and the dorms are nice, but the actual town is VERY isolated. Do bring a car because Naples is 45 minutes away and there is nothing to do on weekends. The cafeteria is awful, no healthy options.
Ave Maria University is great academically, and has a rigorous program. As far as student life, there are no parties.
A tremendous and throughly Catholic university with much to offer students in every aspect of their intellectual and human formation. This university both challenges students with solid academics and provides opportunities for professors to teach at a truly Catholic institution.
I really love it. It is a beautiful campus and the professors are very kind and helpful. It is a good cost for the brilliant academic programs. You might think that it's just a boring Catholic university, but it teaches people to live correctly and is a city on the hill, above the evils of the secular world.
Ave Maria University is a wonderful Catholic school. The education is superb and the school had brilliant professors. The food is terrible though. If you are a vegetarian, good luck trying to eat. The food is mostly poorly cooked meat. However, the location of the school is very nice. I love living in southern Florida.
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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.
It is an overwhelmly strict school in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do. No one can ever stay past 2-3 semesters because they begin to go insane from the lack of activity on campus and the distance from anything cool. They try to improve the athletics every year but they don’t have the facilities nor the appeal to retain any success. If you’re looking to have fun while in college or be close to anything remotely interesting this is not the school for you.
I like how friendly everyone is at campus. Also I am religious and really appreciated that there are mass times for students and also five priests at the church during the week for confessions.
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