What you’re looking for.
With 60+ academic programs, a devoted faculty, and successful alumni doing meaningful work in the world, Avila will prepare you for success.
From the Thornhill Gallery to the Goppert Theatre, to the new, 16,000 sq. ft. Goppert Performing Arts Center, the arts are thriving across campus.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Awarding more than $6.3 million in scholarships and financial aid last year, 98% of first-year students received aid.
Go further in Psychology, Organizational Development, MBA, Management, Counseling Psychology, Education, Kinesiology, and Social Work (in partnership with SLU).
Service & Community
Inspired by our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Avila students volunteer more than 140,000 hours annually serving “the dear neighbor.”
Here at Avila
You’ll Go Beyond the Lecture
Service to “The Dear Neighbor.”
We’re inspired by our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet whose mission is to serve the dear neighbor without distinction. So service is at the heart of everything we are and do. Each year Avila students complete more than 140,000 service hours. With dozens of campus groups and organizations working for their communities, at Avila, you’ll find your chance to serve the Dear Neighbor.
You’re welcome here.
Avila fosters a community of inclusion, understanding, and peace, based on our foundational values in the worth, dignity, and potential of every human. Avila’s Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence as a shining example of how we as a campus put these values into action.
Inspire the whole person.
We’re proud of our Liberal Arts heritage and believe that a broad education forms well-rounded graduates ready to contribute to society. Starting with our First-Year Experience seminar, Avila’s curriculum is designed to challenge, engage, and broaden your perspectives. You’ll graduate with a healthy balance of right relations with God, self, others, and creation.
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The Benchmark of Success.
At Avila, we measure success in ones rather than thousands. That’s because each student is unique with individual gifts and goals.Learn More
60+ academic programs to choose from
12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
100% of first-year students serve in the community
98% freshman received scholarships last year*
4-year on-time graduation guarantee
70% of professors have their terminal degree
April 13 | Student Scholar Day
Begun in 2001 by Avila faculty, Student Scholar Day has developed into an all-day event celebrating students’ dedication to learning and the high level of scholarship at the University. Join us virtually on April 13 to learn about our students’ great work!
April 21 | In Conversation with Sr. Jeannette Londadjim
Avila University and the Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence welcome you to join them at 2 p.m. CST on Wednesday, April 21 for a special bilingual Zoom conversation with 2017 Buchanan Initiative Activist in Residence Sr. Jeannette Londadjim as they discuss her recently published collection of essays, Chadian Sister Engages Kansas City Youth about Peace and Justice.
April 22-25 | Pippin
Live theatre under the open sky (with reservations, seating socially distanced, and masks required). This performance of Pippin will be held outside on a stage built in the heart of the Avila campus.
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