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Campus & Student Life at Ave Maria University

Home to about 1,071 undergraduates in 2020, Ave Maria University is a small, private university located in Ave Maria, Florida. Students who enjoy the peace and quiet of country life may thrive in this rural setting. Should you tire of the campus however, Ave Maria University offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Ave Maria University can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Ave Maria University Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Ave Maria University is Affiliated With the Roman Catholic Faith.

Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the Roman Catholic faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best Roman Catholic Colleges and Universities.

Ave Maria University Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 4.0% of the student population at Ave Maria University. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Ave Maria University Disability Services.

Ave Maria University for the Military

While not a "service academy", Ave Maria University does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Ave Maria University Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Ave Maria University for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Ave Maria University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,071 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 1,048 (97.9%). Part-time attendance was 23 (2.1%).


Ave Maria University is Ranked #354 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Ave Maria University receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Ave Maria University #354 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Ave Maria University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Ave Maria University by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Ave Maria University Diversity Guide.

Ave Maria University Competes in the NIAA

Ave Maria University has a total of 246 student athletes, 174 men and 72 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$4,277,987
Total Expenses (all teams)$4,277,987

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Ave Maria University Athletics

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