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Avila University is located on 50 acres of land in a Kansas City, Missouri suburban community off of Wornall and I-435.


Avila is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Last fall, 1,971 students were enrolled; 1,401 undergraduates and 570 graduates.

Graduation & Alumni

Avila graduated 233 undergraduate students and 213 graduate students in AY 2012-2013 and now has over 13,000 alumni making a difference in every state and in many countries throughout the world.

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Facts & Stats About Avila

Updated: October 2014
Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.

Academic Excellence

77% of full-time faculty have the highest degree in their field.

Average student to teacher ratio is 14:1.

Last year's incoming freshman class held an average 3.34 GPA
and 23 ACT score.

student diversityStudent Diversity

61% Caucasian
19% African American
9% International
7% Hispanic
1% Asian American
1% American Indian
<1% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
2% Two or more races


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All our athletic teams are fired up to bring home more championships! We have baseball, men's and women's basketball, cheer, men's and women's cross country, dance, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's track and field and volleyball.


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Gender, Marital Status and Religion

Females outnumber our males, 67% to 33%

76% of our students are single, 20% are married and 4% head hshd

28% of students are Catholic



Schools &
Degree Programs

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Science and Health, School of Visual and Communication Arts, and Professional Studies (Advantage)

Avila has over 60 undergraduate majors & concentrations and six graduate degree programs.

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We currently have 170 international students on campus from all over the world. Countries include: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Peoples Republic of China, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Vietnam