Alvernia University: Ranking & Review

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Alvernia University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate71%65%74%
Applicants2,1797671,412
Admissions1,5435011,042
Enrolled undergraduates371137234
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,8388012,037

816 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

350 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores344
Percent of students submitting SAT scores93%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
529
Math
520

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores82
Percent of students submitting ACT scores22%
ACT Composite
21

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Alvernia University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$49,330$49,330
Off-campus$43,840$43,840
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,890 and other expenses per full academic year.

Alvernia University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,022 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$32,840$32,840
Fees for full-time undergraduates$800$800
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$900$900
Tuition for Full-time graduates$13,590$13,590
Fees for full-time graduates$272$272
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$755$755

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs1421673303
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services176589144
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service4949
Education301848
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2828
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2424
Psychology1919
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1919
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1212
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies66
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities44
English Language and Literature & Letters22
Philosophy and Religious Studies22
Mathematics and Statistics22
Social Sciences11
History11
Physical Sciences11
Visual and Performing Arts11
Theology and Religious Vocations
Grand Total154871559666

A total of 502 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Alvernia University.

At the master's and doctor's level 164 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate60%55%63%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%

General info

Alternative namesAU
Founded1958
MottoDoceat Christus vos facere
To Learn, To Love, To Serve
Religious affiliationRoman Catholic
Colorsmaroon, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff390
Instructional FTE166
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.alvernia.edu
Address400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, Pennsylvania, 19607-1799
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population90,000
Phone6107968200
Fax+1 (610) 777 6632

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