- 4 Year
- READING, PA
Alvernia University Reviews
Rating 3.68 out of 5 559 reviews
Campus can be a bit boring and the activities aren't always that fun. Same food choices every week it seems like, but the education is exceptional and the teachers are really nice. The teachers make sure to help and accommodate each student and their needs, which is very comforting.
Alvernia University is a not-so-big school making the campus more family/community-focused. I feel better about knowing I have a name and not being some random number.
This school has always found a way to make it feel like home. I've made the best friends and have been given the opportunity to lead the school newspaper, The Alvernian--a goal that I've had for a long time!
You kind of need a car, or know people with cars, to really enjoy going to this school because everything happens off campus or neighboring towns.
Learned some but it was very hard. A lot of the exams were proctored through zoom and it was very hard to focus.
LET ME GIVE YOU THE TRUTHFUL RUNDOWN OF ALVERNIA. I am currently a Junior at Alvernia and I also am part of a sports team. Alvernia is a private university and is a fairly small campus in Reading, PA. Alvernia has some good factors such as the education or sports to participate in. We are apart of the MAC conference and we have a variety of sports. Our education is fairly good with the exception of some classes being a total joke. Moving onto the cons. The cons completely outweigh the pros in my opinion. I am well known on campus, I am outgoing and active all the time. This university DOES NOT offer that. Student life as they say is little to nothing. No parties are existent and everyone goes home on the weekends. No greek life and the only activities they offer are bingo and a movie night. The food is actually embarrassing as it is like prison food. The tuition is expensive and they are now implementing that once you move on campus, you cannot move off campus for the next 4 years.
I like the nursing program, and it is the main reason I decided to come here! The professors are all very helpful and want us to be successful! There are some aspects about housing that I have not been a fan of, however the upper class dorm buildings are a much better experience than my freshman experience. The students and faculty are all very nice and the campus is beautiful. The beauty of the campus and the cheerful tour guides are what drew me to the university. I have enjoyed my classes in both general education and nursing courses. I appreciate the access to the health and wellness center, mission and ministry (campus ministry) office, wide array of student activities, and the campus commons gym, which is free with enrollment and for any student to use. The student activities club is very active in planning activities for the campus, and there is always something to do, whether it is on zoom, online, or in person. There are a lot of ways to get involved in on campus!
I am currently taking one class online, and one of my other classes is online due to COVID. However, that is different but the class I am taking online is statistics and I have had no trouble managing the class, and I appreciate the fact that I can do my assignments by the due date when I am available to
Overall an ok school, I guess. Some of the professors I had were great and some were absolutely dreadful. They have done a good job with Covid-19 guidelines, which I highly appreciate. The atmosphere is very plain and has little personality. There is nothing fun around campus and the area, as a whole, is pretty stale. Way too much money for a dull experience.
I took a few classes solely online. I have four in total, the two I had last semester were unbearable and forced us into breakout rooms. The online classes I have online this semester are fun and inclusive to the class with no forceful breakout rooms. Last semester if anyone was unable to make it to class in-person. They were able to join in on zoom, no questions asked. This semester, they no longer have this as an option. This is highly unfair to commuters and those who have anxiety about the virus.
The campus is small which is something that I was looking for. It allowed me a sense of community and allowed me to connect and network with others like me almost instantly. The people are very welcoming and offer a share of comedic relief when seen having a good time out on the quad and so on. Its somewhere where I feel safe and prepared take on challenges.
I took classes that did require us to be virtual. The professors did their best to make it as interactive as possible and to keep the authenticity of the "college experience" as it were before the pandemic.
The teachers are very accommodating to online school. Although they sometimes struggle with trying to figure out how to work zoom and such, they stuff work their hardest to figure it out for us. If you have any issues with anything, they are more than welcome to start a zoom with you or five you extended time on work and even tests.
I really like Alvernia University. It is just my first year but it already feels like home. The staff are great people and and really get to know you. They know you by your name and not just another student in the class. I would recommend Alvernia to anyone who is looking for a small college with very well staff.
When I first started as an adult with children I was so scared because of medical conditions I have I didn’t know what to expect on this journey my anxiety was all over the place however the staff was there to walk me through it all with open arms reminding me I’m ok I will do great. Durning my 2nd semester my health had took a turn and almost made me let go but I talk to Dana and she was there to help and push me to hang in there and I did and I been on the deans list every since
I always said I need to be in a room with a teacher in order for me to learn I had to be on line the whole time durning the pandemic due to health conditions and in the beginning I was on every body phone telling them how this is not going to work for me I need to have the teacher I considered taking the semester off until it get better my girl Tracy and Dana talk me off the ledge again I was taking statistics and every body was telling me it’s hard at first I was fighting against it but when I changed my approach I learned to love it and aced it with a A my professor really make sure we understand I took some of my hardest classes on zoom. It was some tech issues but they got them squared away and everything was fine. I still like in person but this was very convenient for this time.
Alvernia quickly adjusted to online learning and provided professors courses to help them adjust to using the online platforms.
Alvernia University cares about its students and wants them to get the education they pay for. They are working to add more sports and clubs to ensure that everyone can be involved across campus.
I took classes online because of covid-19 and it was not a good experience. It did not have the same feel as in person teaching and it was harder to concentrate in while in zoom.
Alvernia is overall a great school, it has a lot of majors and minors that you can choose from.The sports are good they have almost every sport that you can choose from. I do not live on campus, but I heard that the food was not great.