Avila University Reviews

  • 13 Reviews
  • Kansas City (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,500
100% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 13 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Krystene Wray
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Avila University was a great college to attend for my undergraduate degree. I was in the School of Nursing and believe the program was exceptional. The class sizes were small enough that the instructors could provide valuable one on one time with students. The professors in the School of Nursing also genuinely care about their students and want them to succeed, which was a huge confidence booster. The instructors were always more than happy to help when asked. Instead of large lectures, there were many class activities with group discussion and participation which in my opinion helped facilitate learning. Not only did I learn an immense amount of information, I was provided with valuable experiences. I learned which areas of nursing I was most interested and passionate about as well as those I was not. These experiences helped shape me as a person and a professional and ultimately aided in the decision regarding my career. The campus is easy to learn and not spread out, making it easy to make it to different buildings for different classes without the concern of being late. The campus is also well cared for and in a good location. There are many activities to get involved in as well as athletic programs. I really enjoyed my time at Avila University, it is where I made lifelong friends and spent countless hours studying. As I mentioned before, the instructors truly care about their students, I have stayed in touch with multiple professors and they are still interested in learning about my new career and educational ventures, even though I graduated five years ago. Avila is a great institution and I would recommend it to future students!"
Jeryn Collier
  • Reviewed: 10/19/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"In my honest opinion, Avila Unversity was a great small school to attend. Personally, I feel it was a benefit because I learn better in small classess where I have the oppurtunity to receive help if/when needed. The only downfall of this university is the price of tuition."
Janelle
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"Avila is an ideal choice for higher education if you value a good education. There are no fraternities or sororities and no big party atmosphere. Its strong points include more important aspects, however, such as knowledgeable, communicative professors who hold their students to high standards and good advising. My opinion mostly reflects the theatre department as my undergrad was in Directing. My adviser went above and beyond to ensure I was registered for all the classes I wanted to take and helped me obtain two concentrations within four years. He is reliable and consistent with all students. I had the opportunity to act, direct, design, and work backstage, unusual for an undergrad in theatre. Avila truly prepares theatre students for the reality of making it in the professional world- there is an emphasis on auditioning and learning about every aspect of theatre. Every theatre professor and many Gen Ed professors expected students to think for themselves and get their work in on time. There was little no hand holding. I received a well rounded education and was able to mentor international students as well, which gave me the chance to meet people from several different countries and learn about their traditions. Overall a great college experience."
AMG1784
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"I took classes while working full time. Class times worked well with my schedule and I was able to complete in just over a year. The school was close to were I worked and lived and it was easy to talk to teachers. Most of my teachers had other jobs during the day so I felt like what I was learning was actually able to be used in the real world."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Avila University is a good fit for someone looking for a high-value education on a small campus. It is expensive, however, being that it is a private college. There are some really valuable scholarships available and if you can make use of those, it's a great idea."
Michelle Mahtani
  • Reviewed: 9/6/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Not challenging at all. Courses are designed to pass students with open book tests, take home "group" exams, huge amount of extra credit options, courses where one does not have to read any textbooks or articles, etc. My undergraduate courses were much harder than the graduate level courses offered by Avila. If you're looking for a school that is easy go here. If you want to learn go elsewhere."
Cosenza Bryson
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2014
  • Degree: Psychology
"Avila University has a strong tie with the community, which allows student access to quality internships. The program allows students to understand human behavior and diversity in a nonjudgmental way. The disadvantage is the cost."
ANG
  • Reviewed: 8/7/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"Avila University provided me with the tools I needed to succeed within my new and upcoming nursing career. I successfully graduated, passed my board exam and found a job all within 2 months of graduating. Now, I will give myself some credit as I worked very hard for what I have accomplished, but I will say that the nursing staff at Avila guided and coached me to this milestone. As I attended KU for the first two years of my collage career, it was very apparent to me the differences in teaching and the overall academic environment between the two schools. I loved KU, but smaller community at Avila was a definite advantage. The staff at Avila were able to engage in more of a personal, close-up relationship with their students allowing for better overall learning."
Krystene
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"Avila University provided me with not only a great education, but great values to live by as well. I spent two years in the nursing program and learned more than I could have ever imagined. The instructors are knowledgeable, professional, and caring; they really do want you to be successful in school and in your career. I would highly recommend Avila University to any individual no matter what their age, their schedules are flexible and the education you receive is invaluable."
Erin Kincannon Emler
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"Love my school; most of the professors are great. I just wish there were more scholarships available."
Erin Kincannon Emler
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"Avila has a great faculty who works hard to teach students what they will need to be successful in their fields. The graduate programs are typically in the evening and as many students work, building a peer group community is difficult. Professors are always very happy to meet outside of office hours. Because it is a private university, scholarships are hard to come by through the school."
Alicia Gross
  • Reviewed: 1/13/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"I feel like the small class sizes are great in this program! I really feel like the faculty gets to know each student well and can make a difference in our education process. I think the program is overly expensive with little to no financial help and very little diversity among the population."
Llani Ferretti
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2012
  • Degree: Counseling
"I love my counseling program, the teachers are awesome and show a great passion in their work."