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Avila University

Avila University, a Catholic University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.



When the Sisters of St. Joseph arrived in the United States from France in the mid 1800s, they dedicated themselves to the "practice of all the spiritual and corporal works of mercy and which will most benefit the dear neighbor." Founded on these principles, Avila University has continued their tradition in its mission and through its values.


Housing services

Carondelet Hall provides a traditional living experience with double and triple bed rooms. With adaptable furniture you and your roommate or roommates can customize your space. Carondelet has lounges on each floor with flat-screen televisions.

Medical services

Avila Health Services are available to all students, faculty, and staff of Avila University. The center is funded by the university operating budget and services are available free of charge. 

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus is nestled on 50 acres off Wornall Road and Interstate 435 in a suburban setting, just minutes from Kansas City’s rejuvenated downtown. 

Student clubs

Student Senate, Beta Beta Beta, Avila Athletic Bands.


Avila University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Grandview, Missouri, United States

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