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Study at Ave Maria University

Founded in fidelity to Christ and His Church in response to the call of Vatican II for greater lay witness in contemporary society, Ave Maria University exists to further teaching, research, and learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the abiding tradition of Catholic thought in both national and international settings. The University takes as its mission the sponsorship of a liberal arts education curriculum dedicated, as articulated in the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, to the advancement of human culture, the promotion of dialogue between faith and reason, the formation of men and women in the intellectual and moral virtues of the Catholic faith, and to the development of professional and pre-professional programs in response to local and societal needs. As an institution committed to Catholic principles, the University recognizes the importance of creating and maintaining an environment in which faith informs the life of the community and takes expression in all its programs.

Profile of Ave Maria UniversityThe main campus of Ave Maria is in Ave Maria, FL (a rural area). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Ave Maria is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Ave Maria students most commonly major in a field related to mathematics and liberal arts.

Ave Maria Selectivity

The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 34% of people who applied to Ave Maria were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 530 to 660. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 498 or more. Students attending Ave Maria come from a variety of places, in and out of state.

The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Ave Maria had 460 enrolled students.

Student Life
The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Many students at Ave Maria live in campus housing. The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available.

Ave Maria Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Religion and Philosophy48theology, philosophy
Liberal Arts36English, American government and politics, economics, Classical languages, history
Contact:Contacting Ave MariaAve Maria University

5050 Ave Maria Blvd

Ave Maria, FL 34142

General Phone: (239) 280-2500


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