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Get the facts about Avila University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Avila University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Avila University was awarded 9 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Avila is ranked #1,136 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 46 colleges in Missouri, Avila is ranked at #30.

See all of the rankings for Avila University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Avila?

Acceptance Rate

Avila University has an acceptance rate of 39%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Avila.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to Avila submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 460 and 530. Math scores were between 480 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Avila University  ( 460 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Avila University  ( 480 to 510 )
Avila received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Avila University  ( 19 to 23 )

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Avila University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Avila, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Avila University is 36%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  36 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Avila University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Avila University is 69%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  69 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Avila this rate is 31%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Avila

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,246 undergraduates at Avila with 1,042 being full-time and 204 being part-time.

Avila Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 85.14 out of 100, Avila is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  85.14 out of 100
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How Much Does Avila University Cost?

The overall average net price of Avila is $19,174. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Avila

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,603 $15,306 $17,058 $20,667 $21,297

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Avila, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Avila, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $6,973 a year. That adds up to $27,892 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Avila is 7.3%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Avila Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Avila make about $44,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for Avila students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Avila University make the most money.

Location of Avila University

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, Avila University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Avila University

Contact details for Avila are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145-1698
Phone: 816-942-8400

Avila University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 44 majors graduated from Avila University. Of these students, 256 received undergraduate degrees and 123 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 42 $56,800
General Psychology 33 NA
Communication & Media Studies 19 NA
Allied Health Professions 19 $44,500
General Business/Commerce 17 $44,100
Computer Information Systems 16 NA
General Biology 15 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 9 NA
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8 NA
Fine & Studio Arts 8 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Avila University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Avila

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 415 students took at least one online class at Avila University. This is an increase from the 330 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 415 128
2016-2017 330 110
2015-2016 330 109
2014-2015 314 109
2013-2014 384 68

Learn more about online learning at Avila University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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