Find your people
Top-notch academics, engaging research opportunities, expert faculty — these are some of the hallmarks of an Avila education, but there’s so much more to your experience than what takes place in the classroom. Whether it’s catching a play in the Goppert Theatre, exploring the latest exhibit at the Thornhill Gallery, catching a game at The Z, or taking part in one of our 40+ student organizations, Avila Eagles have countless opportunities to get involved and make new friends.
Transfer Students, Working Professionals, Adult Degree Seekers, and Grad Students, You’ll Find Your People Here Too.
Avila University is home to a diverse student population. Each year, around one-third of our undergraduate population are transfer students from other colleges and universities. If you’re a transfer student, you’ll find a home here. Start by getting involved in our Transfer Student Organization (TSO) and orientation specifically for students like you. With six online undergraduate degree programs uniquely designed for working adults, students who need the ultimate class schedule flexibility will find a community of degree-seeking adults at Avila as well. Plus, our Master’s programs and professional certificate programs bring together a collection of graduate-minded students.
And every student has the same access to the academic resources, cultural opportunities, faculty and facilities access, and student support services, you need to succeed.
Sit on the hill. Fill the Eagle Empire section. Cheer on your Eagles in 12 NAIA varsity sports. As a student, your admission is FREE!
Break a Leg
You don’t have to be a music or theatre major to be a part of Avila’s rich performance traditions. Auditions are open to all students and performances are free.
Stand Up for What’s Right
Inspired by our founders the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, social justice and change is at the heart of our campus.
Serving the Dear Neighbor
Avila students are creative, driven and passionate about making a difference in the world. In fact, as part of a recent service project, Avila students packed more than 60,000 pounds of supplies for emergency food pantries, supply kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and other nonprofit organizations.
Welcome to Kansas City
Avila’s 50-acre campus is tucked away in a peaceful, quiet suburb, but it’s also just a short drive from everything Kansas City. A vibrant metropolis, KC features world-class dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Whether you want to catch a concert at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, cheer on the Chiefs or the Royals or explore history the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City has something for everyone — and it’s all only 15 minutes from campus!
Kansas City Snapshot
- Home of the Chiefs, the 2019 NFL Super Bowl Champions
- Known for our free, public downtown streetcar
- Find more than 100 barbeque joints
- A growing economy with jobs in education, healthcare, engineering, and business
You’re Family Here.
At Avila, you’ll be encouraged to aim high and dream big — and you’ll have the resources and support to assist you along the way. From free 24/7 tutoring to guaranteed internship opportunities, to professional career preparation, we’re with you every step of the way.
Resident Halls and Residence Life
While many upper class Avila students commute locally, the majority of first-year students stay in our residence halls.With a variety of housing styles — singles, shared, suite, and even rooms with kitchenettes — you’ll find your place in one of four modern residence halls.