Catholic Profile

Creating opportunities


The Avila Guarantee
Catholic high school graduates are eligible for a special $5,000 scholarship guarantee. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

LOCATION: Kansas City, Missouri


AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet


ENROLLMENT: 1,052 students

GENDER RATIO: 67% female, 33% male



AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 15; nearly 100% under 30

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Six years in a row on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll; Avila students put in 140,000 service hours in 2016.

ACCREDITATION: The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association; specific accreditation in Radiologic Science, Social Work, Education, and Psychology

MEN’S ATHLETICS: Baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, track & field

WOMEN’S ATHLETICS: Basketball, cheer, cross-country, dance, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball

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True Tuition
We’ve lowered our tuition 33% and created a clearer, more affordable, and transparent path to your bright future. The traditional “high price/high discount” tuition model universities use is broken. It creates confusion as you attempt to understand what exactly you’re going to be paying. So, beginning in fall 2018, undergraduate students at Avila will only pay $19,900 in tuition—which includes all of your books and standard campus fees. You may even qualify for need-based or merit scholarships that will make your tuition even more affordable. 

The Avila Promise
Because college shouldn’t only be about price, we’ve also established the Avila Promise, a set of initiatives designed to help more students stay in college, finish their degrees in four years, and be better prepared for future success. 

4-year graduation lock
You expect to graduate in four years, and at Avila, you will. Guaranteed.Together with your academic advisor,you’ll map out your plan and commitments. The courses, resources, and experiences you need—along with a curriculum that exposes you to global studies, interdisciplinary studies, and the civic engagement that develops critical thinking—will be yours. 

Guaranteed internship or research experience
Employers and graduate schools are looking at more than just your stellar grades. They’re looking at your experiences. At Avila, every undergraduate student in every major will have the opportunity to gain internship or research experiences. Guaranteed.

$1,000 travel award
Not only do we want you to engage outside of the classroom through travel or faculty-led conferences, but we’ll also help you pay for it with up to a $1,000 travel award. 

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