Avila University

Find what you're looking for at Avila.

As a Catholic university, Avila University is committed to inspiring students to do great things that benefit the greater good. This year alone our students will give more than 140,000 service and service learning hours to our communities. We promise you a great education and something even harder to find – Inspiration. Because today you need more than an education, you need Avila.

The Avila Promise*

As a traditional, full-time, resident undergraduate Avila student, you'll enjoy:

  • Your books and standard campus fees included in your tuition
  • Tuition protection from unexpected hikes
  • 4-Year, on-time graduation guarantee
  • Guaranteed internship or research experience opportunity
  • Travel Award of up to $1,000

Plus, you'll receive an additional $1,000 in scholarships.

As a Catholic high school graduate who enrolls in the fall after your graduation, you'll receive an additional $1,000 CSJ Scholarship stacked ON TOP of your other academic, athletic, or performance awards! Avila also provides performance grants for non-athletes in a wide variety of areas, including, campus ministry, music, newspaper, theatre, and more. For more information, please fill out the form to the right and an admission representative will contact you.

*This is where you can read all about the Avila Promise and what it means for your education.
Avila University Campus Ministries

See why everyone is talking about Avila University’s Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action:

  • Serve communities both locally and internationally
  • Build upon your leadership skills
  • Unite with friends in prayer
  • Grow spiritually
  • Engage your mind through religious study
  • Contribute to the University’s 140,000 total service hours

The Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action (OMSA) promotes action & service as a way to build faith and to show faith by living it.  We seek to create a culture of faith and service where all Avila students will be empowered to reach out into the community in a variety of ways.  For us, faith is a lived experience. We live out our faith in relationship with God, self, others and the earth.  Inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we live the unifying love of God and serve the dear neighbor without distinction.  We profess that to love God we must show it by loving one another. OMSA offers various ministries for students to be involved in as participants or as leaders.  


The Office of Ministry, Spirituality & Action affirms the values and vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, striving to assist and promote the spiritual development of members of the Avila community, especially students through unity, prayer, and service.

As a non-athlete, joining the Campus Ministry leadership team also allows you to apply for a performance grant, which is in addition to your academic scholarship.

Avila University Mission & Values

The Avila University Mission:
Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Our Community Values:
Guided by our Catholic identity as expressed through the heritage and visions of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Avila community values...

  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • The worth, dignity and potential of each human being
  • Diversity and its expression
  • The development of the whole person
  • Right relationships, with God, self, others, and creation
  • Service with the dear neighbor


Avila University is founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Avila University | 11901 Wornall Road | Kansas City, Missouri 64145 | 816.501.2400

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