Welcome to Ave Maria University!
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Activities Fair: Clubs, Organizations, and Households
Miami Missionaries of Charity Visit for Mother Teresa Feast
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October 4th - 5th, 2019
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Ave Maria offers 32 majors, including nursing, biochemistry, theology, exercise physiology, business, and so many more!

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College Rankings and Rankness at Colleges

‘Tis the season of college rankings!  U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) and many other national media outlets just published their numbers…

Ave Maria University’s 2019 Commencement Marks 15th Graduating Class

The weekend of May 3rd and 4th, 2019 featured several key events for Ave Maria University’s graduating Class of 2019.  This was the largest group of graduates since the University’s founding with 248 Baccalaureate degree recipients, ten receiving a Masters of Arts in Theology, and one receiving a Doctor of Philosophy in Theology.


NAIA, The Sun Conference, and NWLL
Competing in sixteen varsity sports.

The Ave Maria University Athletics Department strives to enable students to live out Pope John Paul II’s vision of sports and the overall idea of physical, moral and social development through its athletic programs. The program provides students with a constructive learning experience that enables significant growth and enhances the development of values that will be critical for personal and professional success in the future.

Vibrantly Catholic

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning devoted to Mary the Mother of God, inspired by St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta, and dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional followers of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

AMU Location

Ave Maria, Florida Our Home

Ave Maria is located in beautiful southwest Florida, just thirty minutes east of Naples, and an hour and a half from Miami.

Located in the center of town is the Ave Maria Catholic Church, an architectural feat. Surrounding the Church is the Piazza Town Center, with popular student food favorites like Avecado’s, The Pub, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and Gino’s Italian Restaurant.

Ave Maria is also home to the Braden Clinic, Publix grocery store, Mobil Gas Station, and First Florida Integrity Bank.