The AMU Mission




Ave Maria is a Catholic, liberal arts institution 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 followers of Jesus Christ.


Ave Maria’s tuition and fees are 44% less than its Newman Guide peers and 99% of Ave Maria’s students receive financial aid. Ave Maria is committed to making Catholic higher education accessible broadly.


The Mother Teresa Project transforms the lives of Ave Maria students through the opportunity to experience the spirituality of Mother Teresa in seminars, retreats, service projects and mission trips.


The caliber of faculty, students and alumni established a reputation of excellence in a short period of time. The expansion to 33 degrees allows Ave Maria to have a broader impact in the world.