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.
Avila University, a Catholic University founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.
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.
Our values are the essence of something our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters commonly refer to as "The Avila Experience." And we think this is what causes the paths of so many talented and committed faculty, staff, and students to converge at this special place.