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 Range
870-1070
ACT 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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I have enjoyed attending Alvernia University. I feel like God has opened many wonderful opportunities for me here with internships and work. I value education and how it betters the lives of students. I'm glad that I transferred and am close to home now. My professors have been really good to me and I have created strong relationships with them. I know that they genuinely want me to succeed and become who God has called me to become. It has been a wonderful journey thus far and I look forward to graduating in the upcoming year!
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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.
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.