Sep 182014


Avila University (formerly the College of St. Teresa) was originally housed in this building that still stands on the campus of the all girls Catholic high school, St. Teresa’s Academy. Avila grew out of St. Teresa’s Academy, which was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1866. The College of St. Teresa began as a two-year women’s college in 1916 and remained so until 1940.

  3 Responses to “Original Location of Avila University”

  1. Thats neat. Avila has come a long way.

  2. It was recently brought to my attention (and correctly so) that I neglected to mention that the Junior College was actually called St. Teresa’s College (and Saint Teresa College and St. Teresa College and Saint Teresa’s College) up until we became a four-year college in 1940, when we officially became the College of St. Teresa.

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