Avila University

11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, United States
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Overview of Avila University

About this school

Avila is a church-affiliated university. It was founded in 1916, moved to its present location in 1963, and adopted coeducation in 1969. Its 48-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Kansas City.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,272
    • Men:511 (40.2%)
    • Women:761 (59.8%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Avila University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
11901 Wornall Road
City, State, Zip
Kansas City, MO  64145-1698
Phone
(816) 501-2400
Fax
(816) 942-3362
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 15
Application Fee
-
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
August 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
Secondary school report required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 2,040 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 1,025 applicants were admitted
Men
39% of 1,015 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
274 (33%) of 836 admitted students enrolled
Women
156 (35%) of 441 admitted students enrolled
Men
118 (30%) of 395 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
8%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
42%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
0%
• Score 500 - 600
75%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
2%
• Score 24 - 29
21%
• Score 18 - 23
69%
• Score 12 - 17
7%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $19,900 (66.11295681063123%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,200 (23.920265780730897%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,000 (9.966777408637874%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Avila University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002449
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
240 (96.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
240 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
240 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
230 (95.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
26%
Average Award
$11,847
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 235 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,152
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 92 (38.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,258
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 35 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
8 (3.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,057

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,927 (97.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,852 (96.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,851 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,846 (99.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
35%
Average Award
$12,976
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,822 (98.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,854
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 650 (35.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,847
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 77 (4.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
60 (3.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,152

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
96%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$16,508
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Communication, Humanities, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$903

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


73

Part-Time Faculty


165

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


23%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
739,025

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
141
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Avila University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


69.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


41.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


45.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Psychology

Online Degrees


Occupational therapy, physical therapy, law with Rockhurst University, University of Missouri–Kansas City

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (16)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management
  • Project Management
  • Psychology--General

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


467,007

Nearest Metropolitan Area


50 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
16.7 average low in January, 83.3 average high in September
Rain
105 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
30 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City
Nearest Bus Station
11 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Kansas City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Eagle
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
bowling, table tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Avila University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, avila ambassadors, avila student nurses association, campus ministries, saudi arabian student association, avila university theatre company

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,077

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,272
Women
761
Men
511

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.9% Asian
  • 23.1% Black/African-American
  • 8.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 60.8% White
  • 0.0% Unknown

International Students


9.8% from 22 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


431

Student Resources

Study resources