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5050 Ave Maria Blvd
Ave Maria , Florida 34142-9505

Disability Resource Office

Adaptive Services Office #160
5050 Ave Maria Blvd
Ave Maria, FL 34142-9505
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About Ave Maria University

Ave Maria University, located in Ave Maria, Florida, is a not-for-profit, private university that offers four-year undergraduate programs. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Collier County, this university provides students with an exceptional education within a vibrant and supportive community.

Founded in 2003, Ave Maria University is a relatively young institution that has quickly gained recognition for its rigorous academic programs, commitment to Catholic tradition, and strong moral and ethical values. With a focus on intellectual and spiritual formation, Ave Maria University aims to foster a well-rounded education that prepares students for success in their chosen fields while also enriching their personal lives and deepening their faith.

The university stands out for its unique setting in Ave Maria, Florida. Established as a planned community, Ave Maria provides an ideal backdrop for students looking for a serene and peaceful environment that facilitates learning and personal growth. Surrounded by the natural beauty of southwest Florida, students have the opportunity to explore and appreciate the region’s diverse ecosystems, beaches, and outdoor recreational activities.

The campus itself features state-of-the-art facilities and modern amenities designed to enhance the learning experience. Students have access to well-equipped classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and research centers, providing them with the resources necessary for academic excellence. Furthermore, the small student-to-faculty ratio ensures personalized attention and fosters close relationships between students and their professors.

As a Catholic university, Ave Maria places a strong emphasis on faith, virtue, and service. The university’s Catholic identity permeates all aspects of campus life, offering students numerous opportunities to grow in their spirituality and engage in service-oriented activities. The chapel serves as the spiritual hub of the campus, hosting regular Masses, prayer services, and retreats.

Ave Maria University also offers a wide variety of academic programs to suit students’ diverse interests and career goals. Undergraduate students can choose from over 30 different majors, including arts, sciences, business, communications, and theology. All programs emphasize critical thinking, effective communication, and ethical decision-making, providing students with a strong foundation for their future careers.

Beyond academics, Ave Maria University provides a vibrant campus community that encourages students to get involved in extracurricular activities. There are various clubs, organizations, and events that cater to different interests and passions, allowing students to connect with their peers and develop leadership skills. The university also fields a range of competitive sports teams, promoting healthy competition and physical well-being.

In terms of location, Ave Maria University benefits from its proximity to both Naples and Fort Myers, two vibrant cities that offer countless opportunities for entertainment, cultural enrichment, and professional development. Students can take advantage of internships, networking events, and job opportunities within these thriving urban areas while still enjoying the tranquil atmosphere of the campus.

Overall, Ave Maria University stands as a testament to the importance of a holistic education that intertwines intellectual growth, spiritual development, and ethical values. With its commitment to academic excellence, strong Catholic foundation, and stunning natural surroundings, this university offers a unique and fulfilling educational experience for students seeking to pursue their passions and deepen their faith in a supportive and nurturing environment.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations