Admissions at a Glance


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  • Ave Maria University is a Catholic University. We proudly uphold and adhere to the Magisterium of the Church and its Catholic Mission.
  • Ave offers 33 strong majors and 9 pre-professional programs that meet the needs of all students who are eager to develop and challenge themselves to the highest levels they can achieve.
  • Undergraduate Student Body: 1079
  • Incoming Freshmen
    • Average ACT: 24.5
    • Average SAT: 1094
    • Average GPA: 3.72
  • For regular acceptance to Ave Maria University applicants should have at least a 2.8 unweighted high school GPA and a 21 ACT or a 1000 2-part SAT. College transfers should have at least a 2.6 GPA. All transfer students with less than 60 credit hours need to submit an official copy of their high school transcripts.
  • 2.8 unweighted GPA for FTIC
  • AMU boasts a student to faculty ratio of 15:1.
  • Average Class Size is 20.
  • AMU students come to us from families across the nation and across the globe – 48 states and 28 countries are represented.
  • AMU has comprised an outstanding group of faculty that excel as teachers and as scholars. Nearly all are full time and 80% have earned the highest degree in their field. AMU students are taught by the Best!
  • Ave Maria University is situated on 1,000 acres in Southwest Florida. The University is characterized by its distinctive buildings, designed in the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright. Progress on the overall campus Master Building Plan continues on a regular basis.
  • The Canizaro Library holds 200,000 volumes. It uses the most up-to-date techniques and practices to provide exceptional library service to the Ave Maria University community.
  • Golisano Fieldhouse serves as the hub for the AMU Athletic Department. Our athletic teams compete in the NAIA in the following sports: baseball, men/women’s basketball, men/women’s cross country, football, men/women’s golf, men/women’s soccer, softball, men/women’s tennis, volleyball, women’s lacrosse and cheerleading/dance. Club sports are rugby and ultimate frisbee.
  • More than 40 Clubs and Organizations provide a vibrant extracurricular component to the AMU educational environment.