Start Here
Explore Avila

Facts & Stats

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

74% 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 & Degree Programs

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
School of Business
School of Education
School of Nursing
School of Science and Health
School of Visual and Communication Arts
School of Professional Studies

Avila has more than 60 undergraduate majors & concentrations and six graduate degree programs


Student Diversity

student diversity

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.

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.

Arts at Avila: The Diary of Anne Frank

the diary of anne frank

the diary of anne frank
The Diary of Anne Frank 
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
November 15, 16, 17 & 18

Learn more about The Diary of Anne Frank > 

Transfer to Avila this Spring

transfer to avila this spring

transfer to avila this spring

  • Scholarships
  • Travel Award
  • Books & Campus Fees included        
  • Transfer-friendly

Learn more >

Avila University Career & Internship Fair

Avila University Career & Internship Fair

career & internship fair

November 14 • 11 a.m. –  5 p.m. • Mabee Fieldhouse

Network with various employers to take the next step in your career. Resume building and free professional headshots will be available. This event is open to Avila students, alumni and the community-at-large.

Register for the Career & Internship Fair >

AU News

Avila University - SOAR 2018

Reach Your
Full Potential

Want to know more about Avila University and the Avila Promise?
Fill out the form below.

Clicking the "Request Information" button below constitutes your express written consent to be called and/or texted by Avila University at the number you provided, regarding furthering your education. You understand that these calls may be generated using automated technology.