Ave Maria University

Women's NAIA Coach: Megan Luther
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1,087 Undergrads / 1,122 Students
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$15,939 Net Price
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85% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Mid-South (MSC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Rural: Distant

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
48% / 58%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Ave Maria University will begin Division II women's lacrosse competition in the spring of 2015. The team will play in the Sun conference.

Recruit Commits
Calena Carabelli Eisenhower Shelby Township, MI Att, Mid
Amanda Spurlin Tampa Catholic , FL Att
Corey Joe Hendricks Robinson Tampa, FL Def
Cameron Lyall Tampa Catholic Tampa, FL Def
Kaylee Wesolowski Wellington Wellington, FL Goal
Nieve Macedo Summerlin Academy Bartow, FL Mid
Alexa Keeler Robinson Tampa, FL Mid
Isabella Sesi Palm Harbor Palm Harbor, FL Def
Aiyanah Simms Pope John Paul II Hendersonville, TN Att, Mid
Bianca Ballarin New Westminster New Westminster, BC Goal
Dylan Francisco Butler NC Mid
Diana Semegran Nease St. Augustine, FL Att
Sarah Wade St. Thomas Aquinas NH Mid
Haley Estes Kolbe Academy Wildwood, MO Def
Georgia Miller Geneva School Winter Park, FL Att, Mid
Alexis Smich Port Charlotte Port Charlotte, FL Mid
Stephanie Hilker Haslett Haslett, MI Mid, Att
Mackenzie Tourville St. Mary's Ryken Lexington Park, MD Mid, Att
Rachel Anderson Miami Killian/?Brevard Miami, FL Def
Karina Shaffrey Mount De Sales Baltimore, MD Att
Sade Allen Miami Killian/?Brevard Miami, FL Mid
Emily Cabrera West Broward Pembroke Pines, FL Goal
Richelle Harris Dr. Phillips Orlando, FL Mid, Def
Dominique Santamaria South Plantation Plantation, FL Att, Mid
Danielle Tarantino Lake Mary Lake Mary, FL Def
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions.
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5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL, 34142 See Directions
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Where Grads Live
  • Naples Florida Area
  • Nicaragua
  • Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Tampa/St. Petersburg Florida Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • El Salvador
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Fort Myers Florida Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Where Grads Work
  • Gartner
  • Keiser University
  • Arthrex
  • Vector Marketing
  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • The Fellowship of Catholic University Students
  • White Shark Media
  • US Army
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • United States Postal Service
  • Stream Global Services
  • Publix Super Markets
  • The Catholic University of America
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • The Heritage Foundation
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Administrative
  • Community and Social Services
  • Finance
  • Media and Communication
  • Support
  • Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research
  • Arts and Design
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
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Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
490 - 630
510 - 600
1020 - 1290
20 - 28
18 - 26
20 - 28

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 490 - 610 for SAT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 1,446 674 772
% Admitted 85% 81% 88%
% Admits That Enroll 26% 29% 24%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.6
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TOEFL (English proficiency)
Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Business (22%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (17%)
Psychology (11%)
Theology (11%)
Psychology, General (11%)
Theology/Theological Studies (11%)
Business Administration and Management, General (9%)
Biochemistry (7%)
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (7%)
Social Sciences (6%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (5%)
Accounting (5%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (5%)
History (4%)
History, General (4%)
Exercise Physiology (4%)
Liberal Arts & Sciences (4%)
Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$21,854
Books & Supplies$1,260
Cost of Living$11,990
Personal Expenses$2,905
Sticker Price$38,009

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship99%$19,906
Federal Grants31%$4,923
Pell Grants31%$4,756
Other Federal10%$531
State & Local Grants40%$5,757
Institutional Grants99%$16,084
Student Loans55%$6,927
Federal Loans54%$5,438
Other Loans8%$10,381

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $4.63 Million $4,124

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $20,617.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $13,157 $219

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.0%

Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 504 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $32,800

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 7.56 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 48% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 1 1
Fondling 1 1
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault 1 1
Burglary 1 1
Motor Vehicle Theft - -
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionPostbaccalaureate: Single program-Other
Enrollment ProfileVery high undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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