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Colleges / Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate43%
Acceptance Rate43%

Ave Maria University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Ave Maria University. Ave Maria University admitted 43% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,703 applications received in 2023, 1,171 students were offered admission.

If you are thinking about applying to Ave Maria University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Ave Maria University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Ave Maria University's admissions stats.

Ave Maria University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 48%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 52%
Waitlist No

Ave Maria University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Ave Maria University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Ave Maria University?

Ave Maria University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Ave Maria University Admissions

Transferring to Ave Maria University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Ave Maria University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Ave Maria University

What does Ave Maria University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Ave Maria University for more information on admission factors.

Ave Maria University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Ave Maria University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Ave Maria University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Other Requirements activities list
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Ave Maria University?

Students admitted to Ave Maria University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Ave Maria University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 48% of Ave Maria University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 52% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Ave Maria University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Ave Maria University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Ave Maria University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Ave Maria University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Ave Maria University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Ave Maria University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Ave Maria University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Ave Maria University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Ave Maria University.

Does Ave Maria University accept transfer credits?

✅ Ave Maria University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Ave Maria University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Ave Maria University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Ave Maria University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Ave Maria University?

✅ Ave Maria University is not test optional.

What is Ave Maria University's acceptance rate?

✅ Ave Maria University has an acceptance rate of 43%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Ave Maria University?

❌ Ave Maria University does not offer early decision.

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Ave Maria University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Ave Maria University? Ave Maria University is a somewhat selective institution. The Ave Maria University acceptance rate is 43%. This means that the institution accepts 43 out of every 100 applicants.


Ave Maria University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Ave Maria University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Ave Maria University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Ave Maria University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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