About Avila University

Avila University, located in Kansas City, Missouri, was founded in 1916 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Named after the 16th-century Spanish mystic St. Teresa of Avila, the university is committed to providing a values-based education. Offering a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs, Avila emphasizes the integration of liberal arts into professional disciplines. Affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the university’s mission is rooted in Catholic values, promoting social justice, community engagement, and ethical leadership. The campus, situated in a suburban area, boasts modern facilities that blend traditional and contemporary architecture. Avila University fosters a vibrant student life with numerous organizations and activities, encouraging leadership development, community service, and cultural involvement. As the Eagles, Avila competes in intercollegiate athletics in the NAIA and HAAC. The university places a strong emphasis on community engagement, encouraging students to participate in service-learning opportunities and instilling a sense of social responsibility.

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11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145, United States

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