A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Alverno College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
3400 S. 43rd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53234

Alverno College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Alverno College

Cost

Net Price
$17,044/ 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
    $14,136/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,006/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,465/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,562/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,148/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,413Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • All of the above, really
    38%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Ambitious
    15%
  • Hard working
    15%
  • Confident
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
39%
Poll
57%
of students say they don't have Greek life.61 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Outstanding acedemic, student life and helpful
    53%
  • Academic Excellency
    18%
  • Student success is priority
    13%
  • Academcially unique and ability-based
    11%
  • Academically Different
    5%

After Alverno College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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I really like how the 8 core abilities are the main framework for the curriculum.

The courses are very interesting, and have provided crucial and relevant information for respective fields of study. There are always a variety of courses offered, but seating is limited depending on the popularity of the major the courses fall under. Also, class sizes are great! Class sizes are usually small.

The instructors are very knowledgeable in the courses they teach. All the instructors that I have encountered so far in the communication field are very helpful. However, I did not have that same experience with the nursing program. The program, and instructors are very cold and rigid. It is a nurturing environment, but the nursing department does not seem the same way. It seems that if you fall behind as student then you must fend for yourself and the instructors offer very little as far as advice in how to move forward- I sought out my general advisor because I felt that I did not receive much help with my nursing instructors.
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Going to Alverno College has been an amazing journey. I came into this college as a shy person. However, as I progress my courses through the years, I met wonderful instructors and peers that provided me feedback as well as guidance towards improving myself and my skills within my major. The only thing that I believe the college should improve on is the communication about grade equivalency. Alverno College does not evaluate students according to a letter grade system. The college evaluate students based on performances in each course to which the student meet or exceeds standards and criteria. Grade equivalency is converted based on the instructors feedback and can be provided if you want to pursue further in your education. The communication for grade equivalency is really difficult if you are a Science major who is planning to go to Graduate School afterwards. Fortunately, it is possible to do so. However, the process sometimes is long and tedious.
My college experience has been one of the best so far. I love how the staff member, teachers and classmates are here at Alverno College. They truly commit to their jobs and they all go out of their way to help students in whatever it is that they need to do to succeed in their courses. The teachers here care a lot about the students and they try everything they can to help us. The community like experience is awesome! There are always fun events every week and weekend for us. I love how they get singers, comedians, etc to perform here in school. I love how it's an all-girls school, how strong women could be. Their grading scale is different. We do not get letter grades instead we get either an "S" (for successful) or a "U" (for unsuccessful) and i feel like that grading scale is very helpful not only because they don't let a letter grade define who we are as a person or how smart a person could be. With that grading scale they tell us where we need improvement and how we can improve in that are. They keep giving us helpful feedback until we get it right. I wouldn't think twice about choosing Alverno if I had to do it all over again for the simple fact that this college is the one the best fit me and my learning style and their grading scale.