Ave Maria University Men's Football


  • Top 96% in men's football in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 35% for spending per athlete in men's football in Division I
  • Top 30% in men's football in Division I for ACT score
  • Top 7% in men's football in Division I for SAT score
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Meet Leigh

Counseling Associate

Leigh holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and an M.Ed. from Stanford University. She is a former NCAA Division I and US National Team coxswain who has coached rowing Harvard-Radcliffe and at the high school level. Together, these coaching experiences help her better prepare her clients to make the jump from high school sports to college athletics. She has been a college counselor with Sparks since 2016.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
Rural: Distant
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
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Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization 1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 6
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 23
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 4
Business Administration and Management, General 25
Business/Managerial Economics 0
Finance, General 4
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0
Elementary Education and Teaching 2
English Language and Literature/Letters
General Literature 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 8
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 0
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 0
History, General 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 3
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 10
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 6
Religion/Religious Studies 20
Physical Sciences
Physics, General 3
Psychology, General 26
Social Sciences
Economics, General 11
Political Economy 3
Political Science and Government, General 13
Visual and Performing Arts
Music, General 6

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