Ave Maria University

Overview of Ave Maria University

Ave Maria is located in a rural area, in Ave Maria, FL. The school is officially a Roman Catholic school. Ave Maria is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at the school top out at the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Students at Ave Maria often study liberal arts, mathematics.

Ave Maria Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007-2008, 63% of applicants were rejected at Ave Maria. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 530 to 710 in 2007-2008. A quarter of students admitted in 2007-2008 scored 660 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at Ave Maria benefit from the low student/teacher ratio.

Student Body

The school offers classes to 460 students (523 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Ave Maria has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Ave Maria does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Florida Sun Conference competitions.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Ave Maria

Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd
Ave Maria , FL 34142
General Phone: (239) 280-2500

Ave Maria Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy74philosophy, theology
Liberal Arts40Classical languages, English, economics, American government and politics, history

Number of programs and degrees for Ave Maria in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree8810
Master's degree381
Doctor's degree01

Ave Maria Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ave Maria had a total enrollment of 460 students (523 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 70%
Graduate 30%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 57%
Black 0%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 3%
Unknown 25%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 32%
20-21 33%
22-24 19%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%

Ave Maria Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 100 %

Ave Maria Room and Board (2007)

Ave Maria offers campus housing for 750 of its 523 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Ave Maria Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530710
SAT Math500660
SAT Writing540640
ACT Verbal2328
ACT Math2226
ACT Composite2229

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT76%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT24%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Ave Maria Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,875
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,875
Room and board $ 7,600
Room charge $ 4,150
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,700

Financial Aid:
Ave Maria participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3941300)

Ave Maria Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year12$72,2111*
Associate professorcalendar year9$82,0744$63,314
Assistant professorcalendar year21$62,8464$46,481
All faculty totalcalendar year42$69,6429$57,903

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Ave Maria Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Florida Sun Conference

Ave Maria Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
American Government and Politics (United States)
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

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Ave Maria Highlights

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What Sets Ave Maria Apart:

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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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% of accepted students who choose to enroll
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Student SAT scores
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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 19%Ave Maria % of degrees in liberal arts
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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checked Roman Catholic affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan

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