Ave Maria University Recommended in New Edition of The Newman Guide


Manassas, Va. – Ave Maria University is recommended in the 2016-2017 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a resource published by The Cardinal Newman Society recommending 29 Catholic colleges, universities and higher education programs for their strong Catholic identity.

At TheNewmanGuide.com visitors can read the Guide for free, order a copy, view its companion magazine My Future, My Faith, or take advantage of “Recruit Me”—an innovative program for students to sign up to get recruited by the recommended Catholic colleges.

The Newman Guide says of Ave Maria:

When you take into account the unswerving promotion of Catholic values, the strong core curriculum, and the presence of an impressive and faithful faculty, Ave Maria stands as an exciting new option available to American Catholics today.

First published in 2007, The Newman Guide recommends 20 U.S. Catholic colleges and universities and nine international and online programs for their faithful Catholic identity.  Its companion full-color magazine, My Future, My Faith, helps students navigate the transition from high school to college with advice on important topics like how to know which college is right for you, tips for getting accepted, writing the best application essay, keeping your faith in college, and even rules for campus dating.

The 2016-2017 book version of the Guide features a completely new layout with in-depth narratives exploring the uniqueness of each institution, popular sports, majors, and activities, sample questions to help Catholic families evaluate Catholic colleges, and much more.  The free online version at TheNewmanGuide.com includes all the content from the book plus the equivalent of more than 400 pages of additional information, videos, social media links, photographs, and the ability to sort colleges by major and athletic offerings.

The online version also makes it easier than ever for families to compare and contrast the recommended colleges.  A chart on the website gives readers a quick glance at crucial facts like percent of Catholic students, number of majors, availability of Confession, opposite sex visiting hours in dorms, and other important information for each recommended institution.  Also, a global map now shows the locations of each recommended institution.

Founded in 1993, the mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to promote and defend faithful Catholic education.  The Society seeks to fulfill its mission in numerous ways, including supporting education that is faithful to the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church; producing and disseminating research and publications on developments and best practices in Catholic education; and keeping Catholic leaders and families informed.  The Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization supported by individuals, businesses, and foundations.

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