Last school year, we had almost 175 international students on campus. They came from over 34 countries including France, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, and Vietnam.
The average financial aid award is $11,000 ($6,400 in scholarships and grants).
97% of incoming full-time first year students receive financial aid.
The Talon, Avila's student newspaper, has received numerous journalism awards and is published every three weeks during the school year.
Avila has an environment rich with diversity. Our student body consists of: 66% caucasian, 14% african american, 8% international, 5% hispanic, 2% asian american, 1% american indian, and 4% unknown.
Avila offers 30 undergraduate majors plus concentrations in 30 additional programs.
Avila University sits on 50 acres in suburban Kansas City with eleven buildings, including three residence halls and an athletic facility.
There are two halls that provide double rooms and some triple. Thompson Hall is a suite-style residence hall with four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a common space with kitchenette in each suite.
The Sisters of St. Joseph have strived for years to "practice of all the spiritual and corporal works of mercy of which woman is capable and which will most benefit the … dear neighbor."
74% of full-time faculty have the highest degree in their field.
The amount of Avila money awarded in scholarships every year is $3.4 million.
In 1916, the Sisters of St. Joseph founded Saint Teresa College. In 1941 it became the four-year College of Saint Teresa. In 1963 we moved to our current location where we became Avila University.
Within the first year of graduation, 90% of Avila students are employed or in graduate school.
Avila University has over 14,000 alumni located all over the U.S. and beyond.
Avila University has over 40 student organizations including Student Senate, Psi Chi Honor Society, Mock Trial and so much more.
In the fall of 2008, Avila's enrollment was 1,213 undergraduate and 726 graduate students.
Avila's student body is 66% female and 34% male.
The student/faculty ratio is 12:1 with an average class size of 16.