- 4 Year
- READING, PA
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- Academicsgrade C+
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade A minus
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade C+
- Professorsgrade C
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade B+
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade C+
- Safetygrade A minus
Alvernia University is a Catholic comprehensive university with a liberal arts foundation founded by the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters in 1958. The university serves over 3,000 students in Reading, Pottsville and Philadelphia with a unique blend of rigorous liberal arts education, strong technical training in many high demand majors, ever-expanding experiential learning opportunities through study abroad and internship experiences and community engagement through its Franciscan-based community service model.
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Most Popular Majors
- Health Service Preparatory Studies106 Graduates
- Health Professions72 Graduates
- Nursing70 Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration37 Graduates
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling32 Graduates
- Business31 Graduates
- Biology19 Graduates
- Accounting18 Graduates
- Marketing17 Graduates
- Radiologic Technician15 Graduates
Packapalooza - Nov. 12
Packapalooza is a day designed for you to explore Alvernia and get all the information you need to make your enrollment decision or take the next steps in your registration. Please join us to experience the resources and support available to you on a traditional college campus. Pick and choose the tours, seminars and workshops that will help you understand everything Alvernia has to offer you.
- Mix of Online and on Campus23%
- On Campus67%
- Some students are dedicated, some goof off a lot.39%
- Boring or rude4%
- Cant get out of High School mode4%
- the worst place to go7%