Ave Maria University

The University takes as its mission the sponsorship of a liberal arts education curriculum dedicated, as articulated in the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, to the advancement of human culture, the promotion of dialogue between faith and reason, the formation of men and women in the intellectual and moral virtues of the Catholic faith, and to the development of professional and pre-professional programs in response to local and societal needs.

Ave Maria University
Ave Maria University (photo: Register Files / Ave Maria University)

5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142
(239) 280-2556

Enrollment: 1,100

Ave Maria University Website

The Institution:

  • President’s Oath
  • Catholic Board
  • Catholic Faculty
  • Mandatum Required
  • Theologians’ Oath

Campus Culture:

  • Mass and Confession
  • Speakers Vetted
  • Unobjectionable Clubs
  • No Coed Dorms
  • Health Services Okay (N/A) 

School’s Comments:

Institution:  Ave Maria University is an authentically Catholic university situated in the growing area of beautiful Southwest Florida. With 31 majors and an average class size of 20, students are able to build relationships with our elite faculty as they benefit from a classical liberal arts curriculum buoyed by the sacraments. As the name — Ave Maria — indicates, we are focused on helping students discern their vocational call, whatever that call might be. We accomplish this by offering access to grace, empowering students to inquire and discover their unique God-given vocation, respond to the will of God in their lives with their own profound fiat, and, then, to live a life of joyful collaboration with Jesus Christ and his Holy Catholic Church.

Health Services: Ave Maria University does not offer on-campus health services. Students are able to use the clinic in town.