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

Cost

Net Price
$18,861/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,119/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,326/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,551/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,989/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,394/ year
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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
85%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 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 42 responses
Report
  • All of the above, really
    38%
  • Independent
    19%
  • Hard working
    17%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • Confident
    12%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
39%
Poll
57%
of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Outstanding acedemic, student life and helpful
    53%
  • Academic Excellency
    18%
  • Student success is priority
    15%
  • Academcially unique and ability-based
    10%
  • Academically Different
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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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.
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This school is amazing. The teachers interact with every person and it isn't just any college, the professors know your name. If a student is struggling in a class, they will reach out and make sure they get help. We don't get grades in this school, it is a pass or fail but this challenge the students to think more and study to make sure they get it right the first time. Everyone is so kind to one another, the students and the staff. I feel comfortable going to this school and the friends I made are amazing. Going to be getting my masters at Alverno College as well next year!
Alverno College has been really great so far! Sometimes scheduling is hard to figure out and some professors are hard to deal with but for the most part, I love being a part of the Alverno family. The small class sizes are awesome and there are always opportunities to get involved in the community and connect with others. It's been a really great experience so far and I can't wait to see what the rest of my education will bring!