Ave Maria University is a Catholic institution of higher learning located in Florida. We are committed to helping our students develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life and grow in their appreciation of truth.
At Ave Maria University, we are proud of our Catholic identity and we are committed to learning, teaching and serving according to the faith. Ave Maria University was established in 2003 as a Catholic University according to the guidelines of the Code of Canon Law by The Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida. The recognition of Ave Maria University as a Catholic University is granted upon the University’s commitment to continue to be guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church and faithfulness to the apostolic constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae. We invite you to learn more about us.
Educating Catholics for Life
Ave Maria University is committed to providing a liberal arts curriculum based on Catholic principles and thought. We strive to enlighten students intellectually and spiritually, to prepare them for a life well lived. Read our full mission statement below.