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Alvernia University
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  • Graduate School
  • READING, PA

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400 SAINT BERNARDINE ST
READING, PA 19607
From Alvernia University

Whether you’re looking to get ahead with an MBA, learn the skills you need to become a professional counselor, develop a deeper understanding of teaching to enhance student learning, excel in positions of leadership or pursue other topics of interest, Alvernia University has graduate degree programs that will help you reach your goals.

Alvernia University is a nationally-recognized comprehensive regional university that offers flexible scheduling with evening classes and in-person, hybrid and online formats at a growing number of convenient locations in Reading, Pottsville, and Philadelphia.

Alvernia is the ideal choice for graduate students because of a generous credit transfer policy, growing number of transfer agreements with other local institutions and industry partners, and dedicated advisors to help through every step of the educational journey.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Deadline for International Students
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
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Graduate Schools

Masters and Doctoral Programs

CollegeTowne provides new experiences for students

Alvernia's CollegeTowne initiatives are bringing new opportunities for graduate students at every community-based campus. Grad students are benefitting from new state-of-the-art facilities, expanded internship/clinical sites and additional opportunities to serve small businesses and entrepreneurs through the O'Pake Institute. Find out more about the ongoing initiatives in Reading and Pottsville!

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
596
Part-Time Grad Students
340
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
No data available  
Racial Diversity
  • White
    70%
  • Unknown
    11.4%
  • African American
    9.9%
  • Hispanic
    4.5%
  • Asian
    1.5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    1.5%
  • Multiracial
    1%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
Which word or phrase best describes the students at your graduate school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Down-to-earth
    25%
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Intellectual
    25%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 4 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    25%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    25%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    50%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
75%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 4 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 4 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 4 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree in total?
Based on 4 responses
  • Less than $25,000
    25%
  • $75,000 - $100,000
    75%
Poll
How much do you make post-graduation?
Based on 4 responses
  • Did not graduate yet
    100%
75%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 4 responses

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Living in the Area

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A
Median Household Income
$35,745
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$817
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$79,500
National
$229,800

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