The Ave Effect

This weekend when Ave Maria University’s largest graduating class in history walks the stage and leaves our campus for the last time, they will take with them many enduring memories from their alma mater…

President Towey and Ave Maria University mourn the death of Jean Vanier, 2017 Ave Maria University Honorary Alumni

One of the great figures of the 20th century, Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche,  a worldwide network of homes for persons with intellectual or physical disabilities, died peacefully in the early morning hours of May 7th, surrounded by his loved ones in Trosly-Breuil, France where he lived for over 50 years.  He was 90…

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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.

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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.