Study at Avila UniversityWhy Avila?
HOME AWAY FROM HOME. Going away to college is exciting. But, it can
also be a little scary. No worries. At Avila, it'll take you 10 seconds
to make friends. Your professors, other students, coaches, RA, advisor, and even Ron, our President, will make you feel welcome and answer your
questions. You'll find it doesn't take long to make Avila your home. The
friends you make at Avila will be your friends for life!
STRONG ACADEMICS. At Avila, we receive a broad education that sets a strong life
foundation. We are taught advanced critical thinking and communication
skills, enabling us to compete in an ever-shrinking world. Avila degrees
are highly respected in the community, and when we graduate, we'll know
that we are prepared to take on any challenge. DIVERSITY. College is meant to be fun and at Avila, it's the people who make the
difference. Not only will you find other students who share your same
interests, but also students who will introduce you to new experiences.
We have students from Japan, Africa, China, South America, the Middle
East and a dozen other countries. We also have students from almost
every state, bringing their regional differences with them. The
diversity rate at Avila is among the highest for universities in the
Kansas City area and we're proud of that mix. At Avila, your world will
Advisors are professors in your academic area and they meet with you
every semester to plan your classes and make sure you are meeting the
requirements of graduation. You get your own time to discuss options and
ask questions. Your personal advisor is the best resource for
networking, internships, and job searches. They can also write
recommendation letters for you (because they actually know you, not just
your social security number on a class roster).
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.
College of Humanities and Performing Arts
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
School of Business
School of Education
School of Graduate Studies
School of Nursing
School of Science and Health
School of Visual and Communication Arts
Profile of Avila UniversityAvila can be found in Kansas City, MO (a large city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Roman Catholic school. Avila is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Master's degree is the highest degree at the school.
Avila offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in art studies and therapy and Counselling.
Avila does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. The school turned down 48% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 465 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at Avila centered around 480 to 530, but ranged both higher and lower.
In 2007, 1, 831 students were enrolled in the school.
Full-time students are the norm at Avila. The school offers students meal plans. Avila student athletes compete in Heart of America Athletic Conference competitions. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.
Avila Programs and Degrees
|General Category||General Category||Most Common Majors |
|Business and Management||87||business management, business, marketing, accounting, finance, international business, MIS|
|Therapy and Counselling||65||psychology, Counselling psychology|
|Education and Teaching||51||education, elementary school teaching, education of learning disabled, middle school teaching, teacher education and development|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||34||various nursing|
|Medical Support and Technology||27||radiation therapist|
|Liberal Arts||18||history, political science, English, sociology, general studies|
|Art Studies||14||art studies|
|Science||10||biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||8||health and fitness|
|Medical administration||6||health care facilities management|
|Drama and Performing Arts||5||drama|
|Computer Science and Engineering||4||computer and info science|
|Mathematics||0||mathematics and computer science, mathematics|
|Religion and Philosophy||0||religion|
|Family and Social Work||0||social work|
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