Avila University Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.