Alvernia University

Reading, PA

Alvernia University

Reading, PA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Catholic

Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

26%

male

74%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,332
Declined 456
Total Received 1,788
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Private

2,323

undergraduate students

549

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,872
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Reading Municipal

Alvernia University
400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading
19607-1799

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Student Nurses Association of Alvernia (ASNA)
  • Criminal Justice Association (CJA)
  • Sport Management Association (SMA)
  • Science Association

Top Events

  • Spring Fling Weekend
  • Homecoming and Family Weekend
  • Winter Formal
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
19%
Top 1/2
72%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.33

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,332
Declined 456
Total Received 1,788

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Football

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Communication, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Forensic Science and Technology
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

2,872

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

2,323
students

Female
74%
1,716

Male
26%
607

19%

549
students

Female
68%
371

Male
32%
178

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

73%

1,719
students

Female
72%
1,236

Male
28%
483

27%

604
students

Female
80%
480

Male
20%
124

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
10%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

62

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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