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About Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Ave Maria, FL.

Founded in 2002, Ave Maria University currently enrolls around 1,108 students a year, including 1,068 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Ave Maria University's endowment was valued at $2,509,009 in 2021. For each full-time student, Ave Maria University spends about $9,458.

Admissions Facts About Ave Maria University

Acceptance rate: 43%

Average GPA: 3.6

Mean ACT score: 25

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

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Ave Maria University Acceptance Rate 2016

Admission to Ave Maria University is moderately difficult. Around 43 percent of all applicants to Ave Maria University are accepted each year. Out of 2,703 applications received, 1,171 students received an admissions offer.

The average high school GPA for a student at Ave Maria University is 3.6 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 25.

Is Ave Maria University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 208 students who started at Ave Maria University as first-time freshman, 93 graduate within four years.

Ave Maria University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 50 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 39 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,179 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Ave Maria University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Ave Maria University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

5050 Ave Maria Boulevard Ave Maria, FL 34142

Campus Setting: Small Town

Ave Maria University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Ave Maria University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Ave Maria University is Dec 1.

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Ave Maria University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Ave Maria University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Ave Maria University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

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Ave Maria University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Ave Maria University is like? There are approximately 1,108 students enrolled at Ave Maria University, including 1,068 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 45% percent are from FL and 55% percent of students are from other states.


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