Kansas City, MO
Avila University


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Recent Reviews

Alli
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are supportive, friendly, and crazy!

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are supportive, friendly, and crazy!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college for the field you're going into is the most important thing a student can do. A school with emphasis on the field you're going into will have more support and resources to help you through. Remember, you are at school to learn and make a future for yourself. STUDY! STUDY! STUDY! It is important to apply yourself completely, but don't overload yourself. Always remember to laugh and have fun! Find the balance between, school work, class, friends, work, sports, I know it seems hard but its possible, I did it and I couldn't be happier. Always strive to be the best at what you do because remember, you write your own future.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

It is so small that everyone knows everyones business since I live on campus. It makes it very hard to have my own life and live like an individual. Living on campus has definitely made me more stressed and frustrated.

lucas
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would want them to find something that is going to give them the biggest advantage in finding a job. Career placement is th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would want them to find something that is going to give them the biggest advantage in finding a job. Career placement is the most practical and valuable thing to look for in a college. The social life should always come second to school, because the purpose is to learn. The school i am going to has a good network of people in the field that are available for advice and guidance.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

the work load is very intense and that having a job while going to school is very difficult.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The course work is very practicle. we do a lot of hands on learning via the lab and in the classroom. the teachers are very engaging and class participation is a must.

Derrick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure its the college you really want to attend because if it is not, it will be hard to move back and forth to different...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure its the college you really want to attend because if it is not, it will be hard to move back and forth to different schools. Try not to take everything on all at once. Don't panic just take it easy but not too lackadaisical.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish i had known how small this school was before i came here. It is still a good school

What kind of person should attend this school?

People that want one on one attention should attend this school. The teachers are here for you they stay after school to help you out.

David
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Avila University is an intimate enviornment striving towards the success of its students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Avila University is an intimate enviornment striving towards the success of its students.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The class sizes are perfect, not too many people, yet enough to have good group discussions. There is always something going on as far as student related activities such as stress relief week for the students which include massages from professionals. Everyone here is geared toward working with and for the students, helping us get through this experience without losing our sanity.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give to parents and or students in finding the right fit for a college and making the most of their college experience would be to put aside what their friends do and where they go because at the end of the day, the students are responsible for what happens in class and are responsible for their final grades. Friends are a great thing to have and should not be taken lightly but these times in college are the now or never phase in young people?s life. I?ve seen some of my friends not attend college and are now working menial jobs just trying to pay rent and I?ve also seen older people who do the same and can only figure that they have been doing this their entire lives. That?s not the road I wish to follow and that is my inspiration, I can only hope your inspiration will carry you to choose the right decision for you.

Jennifer
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Avila University offers a welcoming, all-inclusive small school experience while preparing its students life-after college.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Avila University offers a welcoming, all-inclusive small school experience while preparing its students life-after college.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

At Avila University, the staff and faculty are truly interested in me as an individual. They want to know what I'm interested in, why I'm in their class, what I plan to do with my college education.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents, make sure you do not push a school onto your child. Let them look, visit, and decide on their own. With that being said, they still need you to help them look at all the details of a school to see if it is the right fit. A little bit of motivation does not hurt either, to make sure your student is actively looking a pursuing a college education at a place that stays true to their beliefs, learning styles, and interests. Students, go visit all the schools that you possibly can, and maybe even spend the night on campus. It is impossible to make an informed decision based on pictures, brochures, and phone conversations. If you're interested in a school's program, go visit and meet the professors, it is the only way to truly make a choice. There is a lot to be said for a school to have all the programs and activities that interest you, and once you visit and meet students from that school, then you can officially decide if that school is the best college for you!

Jessica
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is unique in a lot of ways. For one thing the classes are small. In most of my classes I have about 20 people. No c...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My school is unique in a lot of ways. For one thing the classes are small. In most of my classes I have about 20 people. No class is ever much bigger than that. Another thing I love about Avila is that the teachers are so friendly and willing to help with anything they possibly can to make sure that you are successful. Also, I love how the campus is set up. I don't have to walk very far from building to building. All of the buildings are set up in a circle, so it makes it easy.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It's tough finding the right college, but once you do....you definately know it and it feels good. You need to research all of the schools that you are interested in. Make sure that you go visit these places to make sure that you like the feel of the campus. Also, make sure the schools are in your budget. And apply for scholarships!!!

Lane
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small community in a big world where everyone is accepted yet different.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A small community in a big world where everyone is accepted yet different.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you want to get the best ride with a great community that knows each other and wants to be her this is the place for you

What's unique about your campus?

How well the teachers inter act with you

Joshua
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Drab, boring, and unchalleging with little chance of getting anywhere repsectable.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Drab, boring, and unchalleging with little chance of getting anywhere repsectable.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking at a college you are thinking about attending, talk to some of the upper classmen. Upper classmen tend to have experienced more of the ups and downs of a particular college and can offer you insight into what exactly happens at the college you are interested in. Many times they will also tell you a lot of things that college recruiters will not tell you. College tours and recruiters are designed to put a positive spin on everything. Make sure you know what the college is really like before you invest your time and money into a college that might turn out to be the wrong place for you. Additionally, many colleges allow a prospective student to sit-in on classes which could help you in determining how the faculty approaches the learning environment. Basically the more hands on experience you have with a college the better informed you are going to be. This will make you better equipped to handle challenges as they approach as you have gained a basic understanding about the college from the very beginning.

Kristen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure to go on several college visits because when you are where you should be you will know it right away. Students should make the most of the experience because college will be one of the best times of your life. It's a time to discover yourself and what you want to accomplish now and the rest of your life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

how expensive the tuition would be and that it would continue to grow. Its a lot like a big highschol.

Shawna
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The moment you walk onto the campus, weather you'd be taking a tour or already a student you feel at home. The atmosphere is...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The moment you walk onto the campus, weather you'd be taking a tour or already a student you feel at home. The atmosphere is very welcoming and warm and you create a family very easily. We're a small university with a big heart. Its a small campus, yet you still won't know everybody on campus. For you to completely understand, you'll have to walk your own two feet upon the ground the campus stands on. Our surrounding community is proud and very supportive of Avila's endevors. Growing and Prospering are Avila's new view.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First is to RESEARCH, it will be difficult but if you don't find the schools that offer what you're looking for then you'll be no where and if you don't know what you're looking for find the schools that have your interests or hobbies. Second would be to VISIT the schools you are interested in. There's is only so much you can do by recieving mail and looking at it. The only way to know if a school is right for you is to put your own two feet on the campus, its one of the best ways for you to get an acutal understanding of what the school offers and how it's right for you. Third would be to HAVE FUN, the process of searching for colleges is a major pain at times, but having fun while doing it will take away some of the ease. When going through the process tag along friends or family members or both! Everyone you know is curious to know what school you'll be attending. They are just as eager to find out as you are. And once you've finally made your desicion, BREATHE!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is that we lack in school spirt. We are in the NAIA division when it comes to our sports. Our sports are fairly new at our university and don't get the respect they deserve often, like our arts or education progam does. With it being fairly new getting the student body to participate can be rough at times but we as a universtiy are taking those steps to improve the unity of our students. It's going well so far but there are times where it is still completely frustrating.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $27,312
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  • 56%

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