C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Alvernia University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Conference
Address
400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Scores Range
870-1070
ACT Scores Range
17-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Alvernia University

Cost

Net Price
$27,016/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,510/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,734/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,628/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,406/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,139/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,798Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    50%
  • Some students are dedicated, some goof off a lot.
    44%
  • Small
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Good
    27%
  • Easy
    5%
  • Small
    5%

After Alvernia University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Alvernia University Reviews

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My experience so far at Alvernia University has been very good. I have met a lot of new people that I know I'll still connect with once everyone has graduated. I also played basketball and connected with coaches and my teammates. I've traveled places that I've never been just off of playing basketball. Some changes that I wanted to see, that are now starting to come to existence is a football program and another gym that students can get some extracurricular time in. Also, another change that I hope happens is that they continue to add more parking spaces for students that have vehicles. That's a main problem that students usually run into. Other than that, I love my University.
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I love the adult education program! Everyone works together, both staff and students, to assist with having the best educational experience possible. I also like the intimate size of the class population! I recommend Alvernia highly. Excellent experience! Wishing I could have my Masters experience there as well!!! My only complaints is that I wish the Philadelphia Campus had more activities for students and more interaction with the main campus.
I am a current college student at Alvernia University and I have to say, the experience is like no other. Teachers and students are welcoming and helpful from day one. From your connection day to your first day of class to your last day of class, they are there to help you succeed and feel welcome. You can go to anyone with any problem and they will listen and help you through it. The programs are rigorous and fast but not so much as to overwhelm the students. This college's programs challenges its students as well as keeps them involved.