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Tuition & Fees

$27,980

$27,980

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
19%
400-499
69%
300-399
6%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
30%
300-399
13%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,027
Declined + 991
Total Received 2,018
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Private (nonprofit)

1,423

undergraduate students

443

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Radiologic Science
  3. Elementary Education
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Codes

SAT 6109
ACT 2278

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School Facts

Avila University, founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1916, became a coeducational Catholic university in 1969. Its 48-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood 10 miles from the city center of Kansas City, MO.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,866
Established in 1916
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Kansas City, MO

48-acre, suburban campus in Kansas City (population: 467,007), 10 miles from downtown. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
71%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
23%
Top 1/2
70%
Bottom 1/2
30%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
19%
400-499
69%
300-399
6%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
30%
300-399
13%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 15 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,027
Declined + 991
Total Received 2,018

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Bethany Bauer
Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 816 501-2400
F: 816 501-2453
admissions@avila.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,444,353
State $621,000
Institutional $12,955,436
Other external $243,446
Total $17,264,235

Non-need-based

Federal $3,508
State $20,250
Institutional $4,212,230
Other external $37,049
Total $4,273,037

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NAIA, Heart of America Athletic Conference
Mascot
Eagles
School colors
purple and Vegas gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Administration
Business Education
Communication
Computer Science
Corporate Communication
Corporate Communications
Counseling Psychology
Criminology
Education
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Finance
General Psychology
Health Care Services
Healthcare Management
History
Human Resources
International Business
International Education/Advocacy
Kinesiology
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics Education
Middle School Education
Music
Nursing
Organizational Development
Political Science
Pre-Health Professions
Psychology
Public Accounting
Radiologic Sciences
Religious Studies
Secondary Education/Business
Social Work
Sociology
Software Engineering
Special Education
Sports Science
Theatre
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Undergraduate

76%

1,423
students

Female
60%
858

Male
40%
565

Graduate

24%

443
students

Female
68%
300

Male
32%
143

undergraduateFull-time

83%

1,193
students

Female
58%
685

Male
42%
508

undergraduatePart-time

17%

230
students

Female
76%
173

Male
24%
57

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
18%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

29%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 24

Spring: January 17

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 29
Countries most often represented China
Ethiopia
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Bruce Inwards
Director, International Student Services
816 501-3772
bruce.inwards@avila.edu

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