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Facts & Stats About Avila


Updated: October 2018

Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.

For Fall 2018, 1,626 students were enrolled; 1,225 undergraduate and 401 graduates.

Avila is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accredited Higher Learning Commission


Academic Excellence

72% of full-time faculty have the highest degree in their field.

Average student to teacher ratio is 12:1.

Last year's incoming freshman class held an average 3.32 GPA and 22 ACT score.


Schools & Colleges

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

School of Humanities
Religious Studies & Philosophy
   Religious Studies

Women's and Gender Studies

School of Performing Arts
   Musical Theatre
   Theatre Design and Technology 


School of Psychology
   Mental Health

Graduate Psychology 

School of Social Sciences
Criminology & Justice Studies
Social Work
Master of Social (MSW)


College of Science and Health

School of Natural and Applied Sciences
Biochemistry & Mol. Biology
(Undergraduate, Graduate)
Prehealth Professions   
    Anesthesiologist Assistant
    Pre-Genetic Counseling
    Pre-Occupational Therapy
    Pre-Physical Therapy
    Pre-Physician Assistant
    Pre-Public Health
    Pre-Veterinary Medicine    
    Speech Pathology

Environmental Science

School of Computer Sciences and Mathematics
Computer Science
Software Engineering


School of Nursing

School of Imaging Sciences
Radiologic Science 

College of Professional Schools

School of Business
      Corporate Accounting
      Public Accounting
Business Administration
International Business

Minors: Business Administration
Economics, Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

School of Education
Education Degree Programs
   Elementary Education (1-6) 
   Middle School (5-9) 
   Special Education (K-12) 
   Business Education (9-12) 
   Chemistry Education (9-12)
   Physical Education (K-12)
   Secondary Education Minor (9-12) 
   Art Education (K-12) 
   International Advocacy 
      - Major and Minor 

Graduate Education 

School of Visual and Communication Arts
Art + Design 
    Art Education K-12
    Art Therapy 
    Graphic Design
   Advertising/Public Relations
   Film and Digital Media
   Healthcare Communication
   Sports Communication

Advertising/Public Relations
Film & Digital Media
Graphic Design
Studio Art

Advantage Institute for Professional Studies
Business Administration
Healthcare Management
Human Resources
Hospitality Management

Graduate Management 
Graduate Organizational Development 

Student Diversity

student diversity pie chart

International Students

We currently have 161 international students on campus from all over the world. Countries include: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Peoples Republic of China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

international students population

Gender, Marital Status and Religion

Females outnumber our males, 64% to 36%
81% of our students are single, 15% are married, and 4% head household
22% of students are Catholic

  gender martial status religion                               


All our athletic teams are fired up to bring home more championships! Members of the NAIA and Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Sports offered include baseball, men's and women's basketball, cheer, men's and women's cross country, dance, football, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's track and field and volleyball.

avila eagle

Graduation and Alumni

Avila graduated 273 undergraduate students and 139 graduate students in academic year 2017-2018 and now has nearly 14,000 alumni making a difference in every state and in many countries throughout the world.



Avila University is located on 50 acres of land in a Kansas City, Missouri suburban community off of Wornall and I-435. Huffington Post named Kansas City the Coolest City in America in 2014.

residence hall

**You can learn more facts about Avila students, campus, classrooms and more on our student consumer information page.

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#ClassOf2024 get your first peek at Avila campus life.
Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 5, 2019
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University Singers Tour France

Choir tour send off

Choir performing inside Visitation Church

A recap of the Avila University Singers tour of Normandy and Le Puy, France

Pictures, video, and a post-tour reflection >>

Avila Theatre Presents:


War of the Worlds the Panic Broadcast

The Martians invade Whitfield Center!
Oct. 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2019
Limited Seating. Reserve your tickets.

Tickets >>

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