Located in beautiful southwest Florida, Ave Maria University was the first new Catholic university established in over 40 years in the United States when it opened in 2003.
As a student at Ave Maria, you will have independence within a network of support. Ave Maria students are taught by professors who love teaching. As the average class size is only 20 students, you will have the opportunity to talk with your professors not only in classrooms and offices but over lunch, coffee or visits to their homes.
The University's acclaimed liberal arts program provides instruction in theology, philosophy, literature, mathematics, natural science, history, politics and foreign languages. Students choose from 30 majors, including elementary education, nursing, biology, psychology and business.
The cost to attend Ave Maria is among the lowest of any private university in America; scholarships can reduce that figure significantly. The University is surrounded by a small town with a European feel that provides students with a safe community of living and learning. Ave Maria offers more than 50 student-led clubs, 16 intercollegiate athletic teams, campus ministry and service learning opportunities.
There's no better way to learn about life at AMU than to experience it first-hand. We invite you to come, tour our gorgeous campus and residence halls, sit in on a class, meet your admissions counselor, attend an athletic event and gather more information to make your decision easier.