Avila University was founded in 1916 as the Saint Teresa College for women. It became the College of Saint Teresa in 1941, and in 1963, the institute was shifted to a new location and renamed Avila University. It currently occupies a 50-acre campus in Kansas City, Missouri.
Avila University offers bachelor's degrees in more than 30 fields of study. Master's degrees in science, business administration and arts are also awarded to the students. The academic divisions of the university are:
The athletics teams of Avila University are known as the Eagles. Students participate in sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, football, golf, softball and volleyball. The Eagles compete in the NAIA and the Heart of America Athletic Association.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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