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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
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
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
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Cost

Net Price
$15,553/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,510/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,613/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,054/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,248/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,472/ 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.51 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,413Undergrads
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 41 responses
Report
  • All of the above, really
    37%
  • Independent
    20%
  • Hard working
    17%
  • Ambitious
    15%
  • Confident
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
39%
Poll
56%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Outstanding acedemic, student life and helpful
    51%
  • Academic Excellency
    18%
  • Student success is priority
    15%
  • Academcially unique and ability-based
    10%
  • Academically Different
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
48%
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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Alverno is an amazing school! The diversity is incredible. I come from a small town so when I started at Alverno, it certainly opened my eyes to how different the world really is. The course selection is tremendous. There is something for everyone and everyone's voice is heard. Even though the school is expensive I couldn't have chosen a better college to invest in.
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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.
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.