About Avila

3 girls standing in front of Blasco administration building

When the Sisters of St. Joseph arrived in the United States from France in the mid 1800s, they dedicated themselves to the "practice of all the spiritual and corporal works of mercy and which will most benefit the dear neighbor." Founded on these principles, Avila University has continued their tradition in its mission and through its values.

With more than 60 undergraduate majors and concentrations and six graduate programs, Avila has grown as a university where:

  • We emphasize inclusive learning and embrace individuality.
  • We believe the true strengths of leadership are collaborative accomplishment and genuine caring. 
  • We believe the world is unfinished and our students will make responsible, lifelong contributions to the global community.

By helping students reach their full potential with one-on-one attention, high-quality academics, interdisciplinary classes and co-curricular activities, Avila University fosters tomorrow’s inspirational learners and leaders.

Are you ready to find your inspiration? 

 

Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award

 

That’s the Avila Promise.

The Arts at Avila: These Shining Lives

these shining lives
February 22-25
Evening performances: 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday matinee: 2:00 p.m.
Goppert Theatre on the Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage

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2018 Student Scholar Day

student scholar day

student scholar day
Be a part of the 18th annual Avila Student Scholar Day on April 19! 

Student applications due on Feb. 23.

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AU News

Avila University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit February 26-27, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Avila University has been accredited by HLC since 1946. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the University to the following address:

Public Comment on Avila University,
Higher Learning Commission,
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on HLC’s website at www.hlcommission.org/comment.

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.

All comments must be received by January 19, 2018.