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Student/Faculty Ratio
13:1 with an average class size of 15

Student Profile
34% male, 66% female; 34% minority; 20 states, 33 foreign countries represented

75 Full-time; 74% with the highest degrees in their field

11 Buildings on 50-acres

Average Freshman ACT

Percentage of Incoming Full-time First Year Students That Receive Financial Aid

Average Financial Aid Awards
$15,000 ($7,300 in scholarships and grants)

Total Student Enrollment

Varsity Athletics
Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s Baseball, Women’s Softball, Women’s Volleyball, Football, Dance Team, Cheer, and Men's and Women’s Golf, Men's and Women's Cross Country


Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet


Avila offers over 30 undergraduate degree programs, 5 graduate degree programs and 8 accelerated degree programs.

Graduate Programs
MBA concentrations in Accounting, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration, International Business, Management Information Systems and Marketing.
Master of Science degrees in General Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Organizational Development.
Master of Arts in Education with concentrations in Teaching and Learning and Teaching English as a Second Language.

Alternative Learning Program
Avila Advantage is a unique and innovative approach to adult education that recognizes the working student’s need for value, professional assistance, convenience and timely results. Undergraduate degree programs offered in Business Administration, Corporate Communication, Human Resources, Psychology and Healthcare Management. Graduate Degree Programs offered in Master of Science in Organizational Development and Project Management Graduate Certificate.

Largest Majors
Business, Education, Nursing, Radiologic Science, Communication, Psychology and Art.

Student Success
Avila ensures academic success by providing students with free tutoring, counseling services, international student services, health services, disability services and career development.

The Hooley-Bundschu Library houses over 70,000 books and adds 1,500 books, videos, and software applications a year. In addition, as a member of the MOBIUS library consortium, the library has online access to book collections from fifty-four academic libraries in Missouri.

Residence Halls
Carondelet and Ridgway halls provide 126 furnished-double rooms. Each floor has a kitchen, laundry facilities, lounge and study rooms. Each room has free internet access, cable and local telephone service. The new Jeanne Collins Thompson Residence Hall provides a 64-bed, suite-style facility. Each suite contains four rooms, a kitchenette, living room and two bathrooms. There is a lounge area and laundry room on each floor.

The 2011-2012 season includes "Rumors”, “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” “The Diviners” and “Jekyll & Hyde”

The "Talon" has received numerous journalism awards and is now available in an environmentally friendly electronic edition at www.avila.edu/talon.

Dance Team
Since its inception in 2001, the Avila dance team has consistently placed at the UDA College National Championships and the Heart of America Conference.

Avila students build houses in West Virginia and Mississippi, filmed a movie in Honduras, interviewed professional athletes, travelled to Hawaii and San Salvador to researched lizards and performed at the Vatican in Rome.

11901 Wornall Road    :    Lower Blasco, Building 1    :    816.501.2434    :    omc@Avila.edu