- 4 Year
- READING, PA
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Welcome to Alvernia University!
A private liberal arts university guided by Franciscan values, Alvernia serves a diverse student body of 3,000 students who hail from 25 states and 14 countries. Located in Berks County— just three miles from historic Reading, Pa. —our beautiful campus is an easy car ride to some of the Northeast’s major metropolitan areas.
With more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors, Alvernia offers students a unique blend of a rigorous liberal arts core for development of the mind, strong technical training in high-demand majors, experiential learning through internships and real-world opportunities, and community engagement through our service model. We call this the Alvernia Advantage, and believe it transforms students into ethical leaders with moral courage.
We’re proud to be the Golden Wolves, and our pack is recognized as a College of Distinction and ranked in the top 100 among best regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
Alvernia University Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Health Service Preparatory Studies114 Graduates
- Nursing86 Graduates
- Health Professions41 Graduates
- Business35 Graduates
- Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling35 Graduates
- Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration34 Graduates
- Accounting21 Graduates
- Marketing18 Graduates
- Social Work and Youth Services17 Graduates
- Sport and Fitness Management17 Graduates
Engineering Programs at Alvernia
Alvernia prepares electrical, industrial and mechanical engineering majors to be fundamentally sound and application-ready. Our unique 4-year design sequence provides real-world projects each year and culminates with a year-long design experience sponsored by an industry partner. State-of-the-art labs and research facilities in Alvernia’s downtown metro-complex deliver a world-class education.
- Mix of Online and on Campus11%
- On Campus78%
- Some students are dedicated, some goof off a lot.45%
- Home away from home4%