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Avila University

Kansas City, MO

At A Glance

Main Address

11901 Wornall Rd

Kansas City, MO 64145-1007

www.avila.edu

Admission Office

11901 Wornall Road

Kansas City, MO 64145-1007

(816) 501-2400

Fax : (816) 501-2453

admission@avila.edu

Contact : Alexandra Adams

VP for Enrollment Management

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Roman Catholic Church

College Board Code: 6109

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 55.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,154

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 153

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 47.0%

Average financial aid package : $19,547.00

In-State Tuition : $21,115.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $21,115.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Suburban

Commuter campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Sep 1

SAT subject score report due : Sep 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Apr 1

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 55.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 74.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Health Professions : 30.0%
Business/Marketing : 18.0%
Psychology : 13.0%
Visual and Performing Arts : 9.0%
Communications/Journalism : 8.0%
Biology : 6.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 6.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B
Business/Commerce, General B
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance, General B
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General B
International Business/Trade/Commerce B
Operations Management and Supervision M
Organizational Leadership M
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Art Teacher Education B
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education B
Education, General B
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities B
Educational Leadership and Administration, General M
Elementary Education and Teaching B
International and Comparative Education B
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management B
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist B
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences B
Mathematics and Computer Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Exercise Science and Kinesiology B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies B

Psychology
Counseling Psychology M
Industrial and Organizational Psychology M
Psychology, General B M

Public Administration & Social Services
Social Work B

Social Sciences
Criminology B
Sociology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Music Performance, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

141 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Dorms, Libraries, Student Center

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : radiological laboratory, campus media production facilities, nursing learning resource center, photography lab, Santa Fe Trail walking path, learning commons

Very Large City

Suburban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,154

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 153

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,134

Graduate enrollment : 368

Student General Information

All students average age : 24

Full time students average age : 22

In state students : 76.0%

Out of state students : 24.0%

Part Time students : 13.0%

Percentage of males : 37.0%

Percentage of females : 63.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 3.0%

Black African American : 22.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 13.0%

White : 53.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 6.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : First-time, first-year students not living at home with parents/guardians required to live on campus through sophomore year.

Student Newspaper : The Talon

Student Newspaper URL : https://www.avila.edu/academics/schools-colleges/school-of-visual-communication-arts/student-work/talon-news

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 61.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 24.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Eagles

Sport Member : NAIA

Sport's Levels Available

Club

Intramural

Scholarship

Intercollegiate

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Women's services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

Y

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Cheerleading

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Other Sports : dance (W)


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $25.00

Application fee notes: Paper application (no fee for online application)

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Rigor of secondary school record

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Interview

Recommendations

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Other Test Policies

ACT subscores used for math and English placement.

A note from the college

Unconditional acceptance for applicants with minimum GPA of 2.5 and ACT composite of 20 or higher. Others may be considered.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 13.0%

Top Quarter : 23.0%

Top Half : 70.0%

Bottom Half : 30.0%

Bottom Quarter : 7.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : Yes

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Maximum number of hours accepted for all types of non-traditional credit including AP will not exceed 25% of minimum hours specified for each degree program.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

Visual/Performing Arts

0

1

English

4

0

Math

3

0

Science

3

0

Social Studies

3

0

Foreign Language

3

0

History

0

0

Science Lab

1

0

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

3

3

AR 117

All

3-D Art and Design

3

3

AR 219

All

Art History

3

6

AR 181, AR 183

All

Biology

4

4

BI 111

All

5

5

BI 111 or 112

All

Calculus AB

3

5

MA 241

All

Calculus BC

3

5

MA 241

All

4

9

MA 241 & MA 242

All

Chemistry

3

4

CH 135

All

4

8

CH 135, CH 137

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

--

All

Computer Science A

3

3

CS 314

All

Computer Science Principles

3

--

CS 116

All

Drawing

2

3

AR 111

All

English Language and Composition

3

3

EN 111

All

English Literature and Composition

3

6

EN 111 and EN 278

All

Environmental Science

3

4

--

All

European History

3

3

HI 201 or HI 202

All

4

6

HI 201 and HI 202

All

French Language and Culture

3

12

--

All

German Language and Culture

3

12

--

All

Human Geography

3

3

GG 101

All

Italian Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

6

--

All

Latin

3

6

--

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

EC 203

All

Microeconomics

4

3

EC 202

All

Music Theory

3

6

MU 271 and MU 272

All

Physics B

4

4

PH 117

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

5

PH 232

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

5

PH 231

All

Psychology

3

3

PY 101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

3

SP 211

All

4

6

SP 211 & SP 212

All

5

9

SP 211, SP 212, & either SP 312 or SP 313

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

3

SP 211

All

4

6

SP 211 & SP 212

All

5

9

SP 211, SP 212, & SP 313

All

Statistics

3

3

MA 155

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

PS 120

All

United States History

3

3

HI 203 or HI 203

All

4

6

HI 203 and HI 203

All

World History: Modern

3

3

HI 201 or HI 202

All

4

6

HI 201 and HI 202

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

3

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

4

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

3

Chemistry

50

4

College Algebra

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

French I

50

6

French II

62

6

German I

50

6

German II

63

6

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Humanities

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

4

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

3

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

66

6

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 67.0%

% of loans / jobs : 33.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 76.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 93.0%

% Judged to have need : 63.0%

% that were offered aid : 52.0%

% that had need fully met : 9.0%

% of need met : 47.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $19,547.00

Avg non need-based aid : $13,797.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $16,609.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,656.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $27,989.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Apr 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Paul Gordon

Financial aid office phone : (816) 501-3600

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $778.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Art

Athletics

Music/Drama

Religious Affiliation

Work Study Programs

Nights

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$21,115.00

$21,115.00

$21,115.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$21,115.00

$21,115.00

$21,115.00

Room and board:

$7,400.00

$7,400.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$2,070.00

$2,100.00

$2,100.00

Transportation expenses:

$940.00

$2,522.00

$2,522.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$33,125.00

$34,737.00

$27,337.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$33,125.00

$34,737.00

$27,337.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cheerleading

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Football

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 1

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 60

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 98

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 30

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 50.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 50.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

High school transcript required for applicants with fewer than 24 credit hours. Most recent GPA given primary consideration for students resuming college after significant interruption.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $21,115.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $7,400.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $7,400.00

Additional estimated expenses: $790.00

Costs per credit hour: $778.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 88

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser