Avila University

Kansas City, MO

Avila is a church-affiliated university. It was founded in 1916, moved to its present location in 1963, and adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 48-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Kansas City.

Website: www.avila.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,272
Undergraduate
Students
(59.8%) 761 Women
(40.2%) 511 Men
431
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 2,040 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
August 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.24
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$30,100
Tuition and Fees
$19,900
Room and Board
$7,200
Average Percent of Need Met
26%
Average Freshman Award
$11,847
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$16,508
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
73
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Kansas City Population
467,007
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Eagle
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
23.1% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.8% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
9.8% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
11901 Wornall Road
City, State, Zip
Kansas City, MO 64145-1698
Phone
(816) 501-2400
Fax
(816) 942-3362
E-mail
admission@avila.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
August 15
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Secondary school report required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 2,040 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 1,025 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 1,015 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
274 (33%) of 836 admitted students enrolled
Women
156 (35%) of 441 admitted students enrolled
Men
118 (30%) of 395 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.24
3.75 and Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
8%
Score of 500 - 600
50%
Score of 400 - 500
42%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
0%
Score of 500 - 600
75%
Score of 400 - 500
25%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
2%
Score of 24 - 29
21%
Score of 18 - 23
69%
Score of 12 - 17
7%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 19%
Top quarter: 20%
Top half: 73%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$30,100
Tuition and Fees
$19,900
Room and Board
$7,200
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
$3,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002449
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
240 (96.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
240 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
240 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
230 (95.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
26%
Average Award
$11,847
Need-Based Gift
Received by 235 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,152
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 92 (38.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,258
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 35 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8 (3.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,057

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,927 (97.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,852 (96.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,851 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,846 (99.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
35%
Average Award
$12,976
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,822 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,854
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 650 (35.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,847
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 77 (4.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
60 (3.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,152

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
96%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$16,508
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Communication, Humanities, Premedicine
Number of Awards
880
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
78
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
151
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
72
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$903
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Occupational therapy, physical therapy, law with Rockhurst University, University of Missouri¿Kansas City
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
73
Part-Time Faculty
165
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
23%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
739,025
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
141
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Kansas City Population
467,007
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
50 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.7 average low in January, 83.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
11 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
69%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
bowling, table tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, avila ambassadors, avila student nurses association, campus ministries, saudi arabian student association, avila university theatre company
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,272
Women
761 (59.8%)
Men
511 (40.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,077
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
23.1% Black/African-American
8.8% Hispanic/Latino
4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.8% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
9.8% from 22 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
431

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
69.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
27.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
41.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
45.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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