Undergraduate Admissions

P: 816.501.2401 / E: admission@avila.edu

Important Admissions Dates

  • October 1: FAFSA Available Online 
  • January 31: Housing Priority Deadline (Early Submission) 
  • Ongoing: FAFSA due for Fall Registration, complete yours today!
  • April 1: Priority Deadline for Fall Housing and Deposits
  • May 1: National Reply Date
    Housing Contracts & Enrollment Deposit Due

At Avila, You’ll Find…

A campus teeming with creative, caring, and driven individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the world. Here, guided by our mission and values, you’ll be encouraged to aim high and dream big. And we’ll be right alongside with the top-notch academics, engaging research opportunities, valuable internship experiences, and student support resources to assist you along your way.

“Don’t change who you are so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.” – Demarquice,
Avila Mentor

At Avila, our actions back our words and beliefs in:

The worth, dignity and potential of each human being

Two students enjoying the free burgers at a campus carnival

Inspired by our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, our campus fosters a community of inclusion, understanding, and peace. Avila’s Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence is a shining example of how we as a campus put these values into action. Our Thornhill Gallery hosts artists, activists, and humanitarian organizations seeking to promote understanding and collaboration. With our newly-opened Avila community food pantry and Eagles Aware sexual harassment program, are creating a safe environment that will allow you to concentrate on what matters most: your education. You’re welcome here.

Excellence in teaching and learning

Avila’s class sizes might be small, but the knowledge you’ll receive from our highly accomplished faculty won’t be. Our professors pair academic expertise – 70 percent have their Ph.D., or the highest degree in their field of study — with real-world, practical experience to give you a well-rounded set of skills sought out by employers. And with our Student Success Center, Learning Commons, and other resources, you’ll have the assistance you need on campus to solve any challenge in or out of the classroom.

Excellence and Avila: a tradition for over 100 years.

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Don’t just take our word for it. Recently prospective students zoomed in to get their questions answered by two Avila students. It’s the inside story in their own words.

Avila Promise

College within reach.

Planning for college causes most students and families confusion (and concern) over what your education is really going to cost. Published tuition prices, minus scholarships, plus housing… and don’t forget about books and fees! And what if you want to study abroad? How about research opportunities and internships? 

We get it and are fully committed to making college affordable and college costs transparent. First-time freshmen are eligible to benefit from the Avila Promise. 

College cost confusion? The Avila Promise offers tuition protection from unexpected rate and fee hikes. This includes books and standard campus fees in your tuition.

On-time graduation and student debt. Graduating on-time, without the expense of added semesters, is the most important thing any student can do to lower their college debt. The Avila Promise guarantees your on-time graduation.

Securing valuable experiences outside of the classroom. The Avila Promise offers guaranteed research or internship experience opportunities for every student, in every major. 

Getting access to global perspectives. The Avila Promise offers a travel award to help broaden your college experience.

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16 NAIA varsity sports
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The Arts
Two Avila cellos players perform outside Blasco Hall
The Arts
From the main stage of the Goppert Performing Arts Center to the Thornhill Gallary, the arts are alive at Avila
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Come See Us

Visit Avila

Interested in learning more about Avila? We would love to host you for a campus visit. Learn more about individual and group visit opportunities.

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Coin toss before a home football game vs. Bethany College
Crowd of students sitting in the Mabee Fieldhouse stands holding stuffed animals
The Avila community marches across campus together in a long line promoting peace.

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