Ave Maria University
Ave Maria, FL, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
43%
Out-Of-State Students
55%
US States Represented
48
Countries Represented
15
Ethnicity
African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
Hispanic
15%
White
63%
Unknown
12%
Percent of First Generation Students
18%
Student Organizations
55
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Gyrenes
Varsity Athletics Association
NAIA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-South Conference
Total Male Athletes
243
Total Female Athletes
133
Intramural Sports
12
Sports Club
3
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading-Dance Team
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Ave Maria University Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No
24-HR escort safety rides
No
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.29 Average Rating
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.
Kelsey from Hobe Sound, FL
Although the food is not excellent, the cafateria offers a wide range of foods so you can choose from many options if you dislike a main course.
Reanna from Hightstown, NJ
I've never seen so much variety! And the food is no ordinary cafeteria food. You can really tell the dedication of the chefs to make the students feel content.
Roselyn from Cape Coral, FL
Great food and good chefs.
Billy from Sanderson, FL
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.
John Paul from Springfield, PA
The cafeteria offers a good selection of food.
Kathleen from Gilbertsville, PA