Avila University in Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

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Avila University offers 195-degree programs and 6 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 52%. The most popular test is SAT - 9% of students submitted it in comparison to 95% of students who submitted ACT. 34.5% are women, and 65.5% are men. 12% percents of international students. Avila University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Avila University is 19610$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $31884 and $37208 per year. 49% of full-time Avila University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $41,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Avila University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Avila University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,042
$30,001 - $48,000$17,634
$48,001 - $75,000$19,571
$75,001 - $110,000$22,359

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 3300

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1097 of Avila University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 78 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Avila University number 36 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at Avila University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Credit for military training

Recognized student veteran organization

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Avila University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Avila University graduation rate is below the national average.

49% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Avila University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

10 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Avila University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 20%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so Avila University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 15%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Avila University full-time retention rate is 74% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Avila University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
860 - 1040

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 410 - 500
Math: 450 - 540
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Avila University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
18 - 24

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 18 - 24
Math: 18 - 24
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Avila University is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Avila University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Avila University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Missouri.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 11901 Wornall Rd address in Kansas City, Missouri.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Avila University with 0.68% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Avila University offers 195 programs in total: 132 are for Bachelor's degree, 42 - for Postbaccalaureate certificate, and 21 are Master's degree.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 28 universities in Jackson county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree and Postbaccalaureate certificate programs offered. Avila University is one of the few institutions in Jackson that offers a Master's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 6 distance learning programs that are provided in the Avila University: 3 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


Avila University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1351 students with 40523 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 342 with 8202 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Avila University

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My university where I received my BS in Nursing. Loved the school & my instructors!

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Called for Deanna Johnson just to ask a few questions about an event and she hung up on me. Not sure if this is the way the University wants their staff to treat people.

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Loved going to school here and soaked up a lot of great work experiences but I wish I would have gone somewhere not as expensive.

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The book rental service the school insists you use by building the cost straight in to the tuition cost is a nightmare. I have to contact customer service every time I have to make a return. Also, some of my textbooks are always late. I never have them all before the first day of class. I am having an ongoing battle with the business office about a bill for the classes I dropped. As per the refund agreement I signed, I had until the start of class to withdraw for a full refund. I did and I have emails (with date and time stamps) between my academic adviser and I where I asked to be removed from classes and was told it was handled before that deadline and I am still getting emails pestering me to pay for a portion of the class. When I call no one seems to know how to fix it. I am starting to believe this is all one big scam. I have also taken off work to go to the financial aid office with an appointment to be told the lady I was supposed to meet wasn't in that day and I should have received a cancellation email which I did not. I missed four hours of paid work and drove an hour and twenty minutes each way for nothing. Then she emailed me the next week and asked me to come in again to handle business which I could not do because I need to be at work to make a living. Lunatics are clearly running the place. Garbage institution. Would never recommend.

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Overall Rating:

I attended Avila for both undergrad and graduate degrees. I had a exceptional experience! The class sizes are small, the professors are dedicated to the students, and the campus is beautiful.

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Location & Website

Address: 11901 Wornall Rd


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +8169428400

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: Avila.edu

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