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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About Alvernia University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences
Address
400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607

Alvernia University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1150
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$26,895/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,030/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.39 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,670Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
581
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    53%
  • Some students are dedicated, some goof off a lot.
    42%
  • Small
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
77%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    60%
  • Good
    24%
  • Small
    12%
  • Easy
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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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.
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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.