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Facts & Stats About Avila


Updated: October 2017

Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored 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 2017, 1,676 students were enrolled; 1,246 undergraduate and 430 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 3.19 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 181 international students on campus from all over the world. Countries include: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Peoples Republic of China, Colombia, France, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordon, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

international students population

Gender, Martial Status and Religion

Females outnumber our males, 62% to 38%
78% of our students are single, 18% are married, 3% head household and 1% unknown
20% of students are Catholic

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All our athletic teams are fired up to bring home more championships! Members of the NAIA and Heart of America 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 golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's track and field and volleyball.

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Graduation and Alumni

Avila graduated 280 undergraduate students and 141 graduate students in academic year 2016-2017 and now has more than 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.

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**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.

Visit Avila at View AU

View AU Open House

View AU Open HouseSeptember 22 • 9 a.m. • Whitfield Center

See everything Avila has to offer at our upcoming ViewAU Open House. Chat with Admissions and current students, take in program information from faculty advisors and enjoy a tour of beautiful campus. Enjoy lunch – compliments of the Office of Admission.

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Register for Homecoming Weekend 2018: AU Gold

homecoming weekend 2018

homecoming weekend

Return to Avila’s campus to help celebrate Homecoming Weekend 2018 from October 18-21! This special weekend offers the opportunity to connect with friends and celebrate with the Avila community.

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Arts at Avila: Talk Radio

talk radio theatre production

talk radio theatre productionOctober 18-21
7:30 p.m. | Showtime
2 p.m. | Sunday matinee
Bill and Jean Buchanan Stage at Goppert Theatre

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