Alvernia University

Reading, PA

Alvernia University

Reading, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$38,030

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

29%

male

71%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,579
Declined 1,104
Total Received 3,683
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Private

2,606

undergraduate students

705

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,311
Established in 1958
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
64%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,579
Declined 1,104
Total Received 3,683

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

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

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
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$18,202

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,680
Room $6,730
Board $6,550
Additional fees $1,350
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $52,810
Average Financial Aid - $18,202
Total with Avg. Aid $34,608

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,944,697
State $2,137,427
Institutional $20,248,020
Other external $1,292,308
Total $27,622,452

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $3,044
Institutional $4,136,705
Other external $521,881
Total $4,661,630

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Equestrian yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes yes
Wrestling yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Middle Atlantic Conference, Eastern Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, General. yes yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Finance, General. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
Health Services Administration. yes
History, General. yes
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management. yes
Nursing Administration. yes
Nursing Education. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Occupational Therapy/Therapist. yes
Organizational Behavior Studies. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Philosophy. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Social Work. yes yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. yes
Surgical Technology/Technologist. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Health Science/occupational Therapy
  3. Health Care Science

Programs Offered

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

Pre-professional Programs

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

3,311

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

2,606
students

Female
71%
1,838

Male
29%
768

21%

705
students

Female
73%
514

Male
27%
191

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

1,937
students

Female
69%
1,327

Male
31%
610

26%

669
students

Female
76%
511

Male
24%
158

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 1

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Countries most often represented Dominican Republic
Ethiopia
Mexico
Philippines
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors

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