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Ave Maria University


Positioned in Southwest Florida, Ave Maria University was established by Domino's Pizza founder and part-owner Tom Monaghan in 2003. This new Catholic university in the state of Florida facilitates the students to fulfill their higher learning dream with top notch learning opportunities and tradition of Catholic thought. Here at Ave Maria University, FL the students are offered a liberal arts education curriculum. This prestigious Florida higher learning institution is located in Ave Maria which is just 17 miles (27 km) east of Naples. Since the Gulf of Mexico is in proximity, the students can easily access to numerous spare time activities. Other than the main campus, Ave Maria University also maintains a satellite campus in Nicaragua which is renowned as the Ave Maria University-Latin American Campus. Total enrollment of Ave Maria is some 600 students.

Course Details:

Courses available at Ave Maria University are diversified with wide range of programs. At Ave Maria, the students are offered ten undergraduate and three graduate degrees.

Students can avail Undergraduate degrees on the following programs:

  • Music with a concentration in Sacred Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Theology
  • Biology
  • Classics and Early Christian Literature
  • Economics
  • History

    As far as Graduate programs are concerned, the university offers M.A. and Ph.D. studies in Theology. Those who are "non-traditional students" for them, a Master of Theological Studies is also available.

    For the undergraduate students, Ave Maria University also offers Pre-Theologate program. The students must complete over 10 required courses. This includes courses in philosophy, math, history, political science, theology, literature and science as well as Latin for a full year.

    Admission Procedures:

    Admission procedure at Ave Maria University is very easy and smooth. Along with a completed application form, the students must submit official SAT or ACT scores, an essay, high school and college transcripts as well as two letters of recommendation and a list of extracurricular activities and other high school achievements. They also have to pay $25 as application fee. Students with at least 15 high school credits and a minimum GPA of 2.8 are eligible to apply. An ACT score of 22 or SAT I score of 1050 (1580 if the new SAT is taken) is also a must. For the transfer students, a college GPA of at least 2.4 is mandatory.

    Accommodation Facilities:

    On campus accommodation facilities are offered by Ave Maria University. Full-time students who are not living at home with their parents must live on campus. A private dining area is there in the Ark of the Covenant Student Center. Facilities such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, brunch and an evening meal are offered.

    Contact Details:
    Ave Maria University
    5050 Ave Maria Boulevard
    City / State / ZIP: Ave Maria, FL 34142
    Telephone number: (239) 280-2556