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B
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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
About Alverno College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
Address
3400 S. 43rd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53234
From Alverno College

The person you become at Alverno College is the kind of person you were meant to be: innovative and articulate, self-aware and inclusive, dynamic and ready to lead.

Our abilities-based curriculum and performance-based assessment process will give you the skills most in demand by today's employers.

We're one of the nation's largest Catholic women's colleges, and our students come from all faiths and backgrounds. You'll be surrounded by supportive classmates and professors who know you by name. Plus, our location gives you easy access to all Milwaukee has to offer.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
770-1050
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$18,028/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,534/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,413Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
276
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
56%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
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  • All of the above, really
    43%
  • Independent
    17%
  • Hard working
    15%
  • Ambitious
    13%
  • Confident
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
39%
Poll
58%
of students say they don't have Greek life.67 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Outstanding acedemic, student life and helpful
    50%
  • Academic Excellency
    18%
  • Student success is priority
    14%
  • Academcially unique and ability-based
    11%
  • Academically Different
    5%
  • Home away from home
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    42%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    92%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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    My 2 years at Alverno so far have been overall great. I love the school and the people who come with it. I would definitely recommend the school to someone who is looking to live away from home for school but doesn't want to live too far away. Alverno has a very high diverse rate where nobody is left out and everyone is welcome, nobody is turned away because of race and is a strong believer in DACA. If looking for a school with one on one learning, diverse atmosphere, athletics, and of course a great education, Alverno is the place to be!
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    I came to Alverno as a transfer student. My first overall impression was that it was only for crazy outgoing people. However, now going into my third semester, I love it! The community around Alverno, along with the staff and women who attend this school are amazing and supportive. Alverno does not have grades, we have a pass or fail system. At first it was scary with that grading system,however, I really like it because the professors provide lengthy feedback on every assignment. The feedback tells us what we did well on and how we can improve our skills. With the professors giving indivial feedback, it provides us with a chance to form a better relationship with them rather then being defined by a grade.
    If you are looking for a small campus with an innovative approach to education, value small classroom sizes and low teacher-student ratio, Alverno College may be a very good fit for you. While I thrived in this small, intimate setting and lived on campus, for me, the only downside was the lack of social connection on campus with the opposite sex. The nursing and education program are highly rated and regarded in Wisconsin & the Midwest, and the business management program is solid. A great value for the money, perfect commuter school, excellent for the non-traditional student with one of the first weekend-college programs founded. Also a good pick for an athlete wanting to continue her high school sports career in a Division III setting. Easy accessibility to downtown Milwaukee via public bus transportation. Safe neighborhood, nestled in a quaint, south side residential area.