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. Around 1,300 students are enrolled at Ave Maria University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1040 (25th percentile) - 1230 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) - 28 (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 - 3.52. Approximately 80% 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Ave Maria University was reported as 84.9% in Fall 2020 with over 1,450 college 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

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.52

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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 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

  • 2016-2017: 39.9%
  • 2017-2018: 42.1%
  • 2018-2019: 82.9%
  • 2019-2020: 84.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 65.7%

How Does Ave Maria University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Ave Maria University is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Hodges University61.2%
Florida Memorial University40.0%
St. Thomas University55.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Ave Maria University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math510 - 600
Total Score1040 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math18 - 26
Composite Score20 - 28
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