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, Strategic Communication, 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
NOW | Masks Required On Campus
In step with our mission and the charism of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, properly worn masks are required for all individuals inside campus buildings.
Nov. 18 – 21 | Avila Theatre Presents: The Imaginary Cuckold
Appearances aren’t always what they seem as assumptions, suspicions, and laughter fly.
Alumni News | ACCENT magazine
What’s going on with our Alumni? Find out in Accent magazine.
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- Q&A: Samantha Collins MA.Ed, ’19 and 2020 Kansas Horizon Award WinnerSamantha Collins, MA.Ed is a 2019 graduate of Avila University’s School of Education. A career-changer, Collins went through Avila’s initial teaching certification program before continuing on…