Avila University is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational university offering liberal arts and professional programs. Conveniently located on 50 acres in suburban south Kansas City, Missouri, Avila 's "Heart of America" location makes it accessible from anywhere in the country.
From its modest beginnings in 1916, Avila has become a flourishing, comprehensive university. We currently offer undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs through day, evening, and weekend classes.
Avila's commitment to excellence, to service of students and the community, to quality education of spirit, mind and body, and to growth of the "whole" person is deeply rooted in its Catholic heritage and in the lives and beliefs of the founding Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.
A strong emphasis is placed on integrating the liberal arts into all programs so as to prepare students for a lifetime of personal fulfillment and career growth. Carefully planned courses in the humanities, arts, natural and social sciences are designed to develop each student's ability to think critically, analyze written material and write and speak effectively. At Avila, students acquire those skills necessary for success in a chosen career as well as preparation for graduate or professional studies.