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Ave Maria University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 13 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NAIA Division II

Florida Sun Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $36,076)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $36,066)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 8 8 - -
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 16 16 - Yes
Golf 7 1 - -
Rowing - 9 Yes -
Soccer 23 17 - Yes
Softball - 10 - -
Tennis 6 7 - -
Volleyball - 11 - Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.1%
Hispanic 12.6%
Non-resident alien 4.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 17.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 60.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 2
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Daniel from Troy, MI
  • 3
  • The overwhelming majority of students make use of the on campus housing, living in groups of 3-7 sharing 4-5 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a kitchen and a common room. There…

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  • Reanna from Hightstown, NJ
  • 5
  • The dorm life at Ave is for any type of person, whether you enjoy social activities or living on your own. There is privacy, comfortable housing and bedding, and a…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Former Student-Athlete - Tampa, FL
  • I am a past student here

    The food and dining was average. I’m not an incredibly picky eater so I didn’t see much of a problem with it. At meals you’ll tend to see athletes and aves generally hanging out at seperate tables. The non-athletes are particularly scared of football players and they tend to have (very obviously) low opinions on the basketball team. I wonder why...

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  • 2
  • current student at Ave Maria
  • I am a current student here

    Cafeteria food on a good day is a 3 out 10. Restaurants are average but close early. if you want any late night food you'll have to drive 15 minutes into Immokalee. Only grocery store closes at 8 and when you're a busy student athlete its rough.

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  • 2
  • Maria from Louisville, KY
  • I am a past student here

    Food here is awful. It is very obvious that the cooks there put no effort whatsoever into their work. For example, sometimes you will find that some of the food isn't even fully cooked.

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  • 1
  • Dandelion
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria food isn't the best, its either a hit or miss.

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  • 4
  • John Paul from Springfield, PA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is pretty good, as college fare goes, but it definitely isn't home cooking. Options abound, however, as there is both hot and cold breakfast food every day, and a variety of options at lunch and dinner. One can choose pizza, a sandwich, or full-fledged meat, starch, and vegetable meal at lunch or dinner. Soup and salad are also available, as well as fruit and yogurt. The dessert options are rather lacking, however, with only one or two choices per meal. As a Catholic college, fish is a prominent option on Fridays. For drinks, one can choose from soda, water (plain or with orange or lemon wedges added), soda, juice, milk (chocolate or white), and coffee. There are other options for dining, should one tire of the regular cafeteria. There is another small eatery in close proximity to the main dining hall which offers sandwiches, wraps, and paninis. There is also a Tropical Smoothie Cafe in the town square which sells (you guessed it!) smoothies, as well as salads and sandwiches, among other things. For a cup of morning joe, nothing beats The Bean of Ave Maria, also in the town square. The Bean offers coffee, water, juice, muffins, bagels, and other light breakfast fare, as well as an inspirational quote on your coffee cup's cardboard sleeve. In the mood for ice cream? Scoopz is the place to be, offering a wide selection of flavors and toppings. Keep in mind, however, that only the main cafeteria and its neighbor are included on the meal plan; students must pay at the other eateries in town. There is a Publix grocery store in the town, too, if you wanted to eat in your room. Students are allowed a small refrigerator and a microwave, so you could buy some basic food to heat up in your dorm. There is a kitchen available in each residence hall, as well. Availability of cooking pots, pans, and utensils is questionable, however.

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  • 3
  • Kelsey from Hobe Sound, FL
  • I am a current student here

    The food is far from gourmet, but it gets the job done. You'll never go hungry attending here but you'll definitely be missing your home cooking.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Dandelion
  • I am a current student here

    There are households that center on a mission in life, but all are associated with attainting a better Christian life.

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  • 0
  • Jelani from Winter Springs, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Just Beginning. The people who are involved have a blast, but I think its kind of lame. They began their own fraternities, or in their words, households.

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