Alvernia is a private, Catholic university located in Reading, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,670 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Alvernia acceptance rate is 71%. Popular majors include Nursing, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 60% of students, Alvernia alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Middle Atlantic Conferences
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses
Most Popular Majors
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling49 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration47 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies39 Graduates
Health Professions37 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services28 Graduates
Special Education and Teaching21 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
Alvernia University Reviews
A beautiful campus with a family-like atmosphere! Everyone is friendly and welcoming and there are many chances to get involved with the school, the community, and many other areas.
Alvernia University is a great private college. I enjoy living on campus, getting the full college experience. I am involved by doing community service and being a manager for the football team. The professors I have had so far are great. However, there are some tough professors here. I love being in the mountains/hills however, the beach seems nice sometimes. The student body is awesome and growing by the year. For an example, my freshman class grew a huge percentage than the previous years because we are in the process of building a football team. I think it is great though. Alvernia is also in the process of growing and adding more buildings for more classes and dorms. I am looking forward to expanding my connections, involvement and education here.
Alvernia University is a college where you get to be yourself, and express your true charachter. Alvernia has a diverse list of majors that will suit anyone applying. From the professors willing to do anything to help you succeed, to the fantastic students helping you through the acaddemic success center. Alvernia is a place to truly suyceed. Life around campus is always thriving. From bingo nights, to school trips, there is always something to do on campus. Alvernia changes lives for the better, it has changed mine.