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Alvernia University
Alvernia University 400 Saint Bernardine St Reading, PA 19607 Phone: (610) 796-8200
  • General Information
    About Alvernia University

    Guided by Franciscan values and the ideal of “knowledge joined with love,” and rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, Alvernia is a rigorous, caring, and inclusive learning community committed to academic excellence and to being and fostering: Broadly educated, life-long learners; Reflective professionals and engaged citizens; And ethical leaders with moral courage.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Roman Catholic
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,606
    Percent Admitted 78%
    Men Admitted 84%
    Women Admitted 75%
    Full Time Retention Rate 72%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 430 520
      Math 420 530
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 17 22
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,216
    Native American 14.0
    Asian 58.0
    African American 362.0
    Hispanic 184.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,654
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 196

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