Tuition & Fees

$36,450

$36,450

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

29%

male

71%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,797
Declined + 831
Total Received 2,628
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Private (nonprofit)

2,196

undergraduate students

596

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Health Science
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 2431
ACT 3521

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Location

School Facts

Alvernia University is a church-affiliated university. Founded in 1958, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 121-acre campus is located in the Blue Mountain area of eastern Pennsylvania, 50 miles from Philadelphia.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,792
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CAPTE (Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Reading, PA

121-acre campus in Reading (population: 88,423), 50 miles from Philadelphia. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Philadelphia. Public transportation serves campus.

Alvernia University
400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607-1799

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
18%
500-599
45%
400-499
34%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
49%
400-499
34%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
29%
400-499
55%
300-399
11%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
50%
12-17
30%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,797
Declined + 831
Total Received 2,628

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Right Now

Admissions Contact

Dan Hartzman
Director of Admissions
P: 610 796-8269
F: 610 796-2873
admissions@alvernia.edu

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,251

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $35,350
Room $6,030
Board $2,940
Additional fees $1,100
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $46,920
Average Financial Aid - $23,251
Total with Avg. Aid $23,669

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,269,300
State $2,477,680
Institutional $19,677,727
Other external $1,311,389
Total $27,736,096

Non-need-based

Federal $2,000
State $15,589
Institutional $3,438,137
Other external $4,232,742
Total $7,688,468
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 610 796-8356
F: 610 796-8336
financialaid@alvernia.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Christine Saadi
Director, Student Financial Planning
christine.saadi@alvernia.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian sports
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, inner-tube water polo, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Bill Stiles (men's)
Director Of Athletics & Recreation
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic Conference, Eastern Athletic Conference
Mascot
Golden Wolves
School colors
maroon and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Addictions/Mental Health Treatment
Applied Health
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Medical Technology
Business
Business Management/Administration
Chemistry
Clinical Counseling
Communication
Community Service/Economic Leadership
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Digital Media Marketing
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/Special Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
English
Environmental Science
Finance
Forensic Science
General Science
Health Care Administration
Health Care Science
Health Science
History
Human Resources Management
Leadership
Liberal Studies
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Imaging
Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Leadership
Nursing Practice
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Special Education
Sports Management
Surgical Technology
Theatre Studies
Theology
Urban Education
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Health Science
  3. Criminal Justice

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,792

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

2,196
students

Female
71%
1,551

Male
29%
645

21%

596
students

Female
70%
419

Male
30%
177

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

1,696
students

Female
67%
1,131

Male
33%
565

23%

500
students

Female
84%
420

Male
16%
80

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

36%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Haiti
Mexico
Vietnam
The Dominican Republic
The Phillipines
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Jay Worrall
Director of the Holleran Center for Global and Community Engagement
610 796-8371
jay.worrall@alvernia.edu

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