Founded by the creator of Domino’s Pizza, Ave Maria University is a Catholic liberal arts college in southwest Florida. Ave confers bachelor’s degrees in 33 academic majors and all classes focus on creating dedicated followers of Jesus Christ. As a Catholic school, Ave features chapels in every dorm on campus and a perpetual adoration chapel in the library. In addition to classroom and worship space, the Ave campus is home to the Mother Teresa Museum.
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If you're looking for one of the greatest Catholic schools, you've found it! Ave Maria is a great university complete with challenging academics, super supportive staff, a friendly atmosphere that makes you feel perfectly at home, ample opportunities to have fun, serve others, grow in your faith, and reach to new heights. I love going to Ave!
Roselyn from Cape Coral, FL
The school is challenging. Facilities are remarkable. Faculty and staff help in anyway they can.
Billy from Sanderson, FL
Ave Maria offers a beautiful atmosphere in which to study. It is not a normal college campus because it has a town literally across the street from the campus itself. Most of the college employees live in town and open their homes to students on a regular basis.
John Paul from Springfield, PA
Ave Maria University is an excellent school. The faculty works with the students to assure their success. There is a very friendly atmosphere at Ave Maria.
Kathleen from Gilbertsville, PA
Ave Maria has welcoming environment to people of all backgrounds. It is academically challenging and invigorating. The core of the university is based on faith and academic excellence.
Kelsey from Hobe Sound, FL
Ave Maria is a school that challenges students in a positive way, to try their hardest and truly devote themselves to academics. With excellent teachers and fine curriculum, the school is perfect for a liberal arts education. The school has encompassed social and extra curricular activities for a true college experience.