About Avila

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When the Sisters of St. Joseph arrived in the United States from France in the mid 1800s, they dedicated themselves to the "practice of all the spiritual and corporal works of mercy and which will most benefit the dear neighbor." Founded on these principles, Avila University has continued their tradition in its mission and through its values.

With more than 60 undergraduate majors and concentrations and six graduate programs, Avila has grown as a university where:

  • We emphasize inclusive learning and embrace individuality.
  • We believe the true strengths of leadership are collaborative accomplishment and genuine caring. 
  • We believe the world is unfinished and our students will make responsible, lifelong contributions to the global community.

By helping students reach their full potential with one-on-one attention, high-quality academics, interdisciplinary classes and co-curricular activities, Avila University fosters tomorrow’s inspirational learners and leaders.

Are you ready to find your inspiration? 


Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

The Avila Promise

  • Lower Tuition Rate
  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Admission & Aid: SOAR

Graduating High School Seniors/Future Avila Eagles: Ready to enroll for fall? Its time to spread those wings and sign up for our Student Enrollment, Advising and Orientation Event (SOAR)!
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Adult & Graduate Studies: Open House

adult and graduate studies

adult and graduate studies open house
March 22
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Whitfield Center
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Career & Internship Fair

dear neighbor day

career & internship fair
Resume Building
Career Coaching
Free Professional Headshots

April 12
11-2 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. 
Athletic Pavilion
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