Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL

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Website: www.avemaria.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,068
Undergraduate
Students
(50.6%) 540 Women
(49.4%) 528 Men
40
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
43% of 2,703 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.60
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$18,407
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,294
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
67
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Ave Maria Population
 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
 
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
15.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.0% White
14.1% Unknown
International Students
2.2% from 15 countries
First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
39%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer 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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 3 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 1 3
History 1  
Academic Electives 1 3

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 20
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 Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
5050 Ave Maria Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Ave Maria, FL 34142
Phone
(239) 280-2448
Fax
(239) 352-2392
E-mail
admissions@avemaria.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can 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
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
2 required for some freshmen
Other
Activities list 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
43% of 2,703 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
365 admitted students enrolled
Men
348 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
3.60
3.75 and Above
39%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
21-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
27%
Score of 24 - 29
27%
Score of 18 - 23
44%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
Not reported
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
AMUFinancialAid@avemaria.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 039413
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
229 (81.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
185 (80.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
185 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
45 (24.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$18,407
Need-Based Gift
Received by 184 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,914
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 112 (60.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,256
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 38 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
90 (31.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,327

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
725 (70.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
613 (84.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
613 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
137 (22.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$18,502
Need-Based Gift
Received by 612 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,290
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 423 (69.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,103
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 106 (17.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
387 (37.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,688

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,294
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
16.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university 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
Business
Number of Awards
720
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
35
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
457
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
458
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,463
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • American Government and Politics (United States)
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • History, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Theology/Theological Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
 
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Theology
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
67
Part-Time Faculty
26
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
61%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 59% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Not accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Not available

Academic Resources


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

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Boston Population
 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
790 acres

Weather

Temperature
 
Rain
 

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
 
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
13%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Not available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
County Sheriff workstation on campus with deputy patrols

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
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Golf    
Soccer x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, students for life, drama club, student government association, intercollegiate studies institute, faith in action ministry
Sororities
50% of women participate
Fraternities
50% of men participate
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,068
Women
540 (50.6%)
Men
528 (49.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,046
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
5.4% Black/African-American
15.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.0% White
14.1% Unknown
International Students.
2.2% from 15 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
40

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
72.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
50.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
39%
Average Starting Salary
39%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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