Avila University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Kansas City, MO

$21,115

Avg tuition

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About Avila University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Avila University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Kansas City, Missouri. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,058, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 42%. The university offers 51 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 51%, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Tuition and fees for students are $21,115.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

42% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

69% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

51% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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1k

Students enrolled

87%

Online student enrollment

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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Demographics

White

55%

Black

24%

Hispanic

13%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Unknown

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

65%

Socio-economic diversity

53% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $21,115 $21,115
Graduate $7,798 $7,798

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,104
On-campus room and board $8,815
On-campus other expenses $2,168
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,919
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $3,400
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $3,400

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $33,202 $33,202
Off-campus without family $35,538 $35,538
Off-campus with family $25,619 $25,619

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

53%

State Grant Aid

46%

Institution Grant Aid

100%

Pell Grant

53%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,084
State Grant Aid $1,878
Institution Grant Aid $8,118
Pell Grant Aid $4,622

Financial Outlook

$26k

Average student debt after graduation

$40k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.