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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.5% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,173 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
97.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
102 Graduates


The median tuition at Ave Maria University is $18,332, which is $13,878 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $19,088.

In 2016, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Ave Maria University received 2,173 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.89% annual decline. Out of those 2,173 applicants, 867 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,100 students enrolled at Ave Maria University in 2016, and 52% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Ave Maria University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Ave Maria University has a total enrollment of 1,100 students. The full-time enrollment at Ave Maria University is 1,074 students and the part-time enrollment is 26. This means that 97.6% of students enrolled at Ave Maria University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Ave Maria University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61% White, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.64% Black or African American, 2.73% Asian, 0.27% American Indian or Alaska Native, 13.1% Unknown, and 2.55% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Ave Maria University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (30.5%), followed by White Male (26.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (7.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (2.09%), followed by White Female (0.73%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (0.36%).

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In 2016, 9 fewer women than men graduated from Ave Maria University. The majority of students graduating from Ave Maria University are White. These 144 graduates mean that there were 4.36 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 33 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Ave Maria University is General Psychology with 29 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 25 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 22 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Ave Maria University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Philosophy and Religious Studies, with 20 graduates, followed by Theology with 19 graduates and History with 9 graduates.


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Ave Maria University has an endowment valued at nearly $2.44M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.09M (167%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Ave Maria University had a total expenditure of $37.1M. Of that $37.1M, they spent $10.8M on salaries and $2.27M on benefits.

Ave Maria University employs 21 Associate professors, 20 Assistant professors, and 10 Professors. Most academics at Ave Maria University are Male Associate professors (18), Male Assistant professors (12), and Male Professors (9).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Ave Maria University are: Management, with 31 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 20 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 15 employees.



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