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Campus & Student Life at Avila University

Home to about 1,058 undergraduates in 2020, Avila is a small, private university located in Kansas City, Missouri. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Avila offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Avila can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Avila Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Avila 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.

Avila Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Avila Disability Services.

Avila for the Military

While not a "service academy", Avila does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Avila Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Avila for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Avila University

Avila 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 Avila University

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

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Avila University

Avila has a comparatively small, student body. There were 1,058 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 915 (86.5%). Part-time attendance was 143 (13.5%).


Avila University is Ranked #590 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Avila receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Avila #590 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 Avila University

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

Avila University Competes in the NIAA

Avila has a total of 232 student athletes, 150 men and 82 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$2,295,881
Total Expenses (all teams)$2,249,921

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

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