Ave Maria University

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Ave Maria University can be found in Ave Maria, FL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Ave Maria University has only around 800 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1390 (25th percentile) - 1810 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants that get into this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Ave Maria University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. Approximately 60% of all applicant were accepted at Ave Maria University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 26% continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at avemaria.edu.

Overall Ave Maria University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Ave Maria University was reported as 59.6% in Fall 2013 with over 1,610 applications submitted to Ave Maria University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1390 - 1810
  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Ave Maria University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Ave Maria University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Ave Maria University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 37.4%
  • 2010-2011: 44.2%
  • 2011-2012: 47.8%
  • 2012-2013: 65.2%
  • 2013-2014: 59.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 55.7%

How Does Ave Maria University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ave Maria University is seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Northwood University-Florida51.0%
New College of Florida60.6%
Webber International University63.8%
Florida College58.8%
Florida Christian College41.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ave Maria University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 620
Math470 - 590
Writing460 - 600
Total Score1390 - 1810
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 26
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