Alvernia University Rankings

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In the World#4459 of 14178
In North America#1237 of 2629
In the United States#1162 of 2528
In Pennsylvania#78 of 155
In Reading#2 of 3

Quick Review

Religion
Roman Catholic
Acceptance rate
64%
Average SAT
1037
Average ACT
21
Avg. cost to attend
$27,798 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,123
Graduates
608
Male:Female Ratio
29:71
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Alvernia University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate64%62%66%
Applicants3,7671,5202,247
Admissions2,4199411,478
Freshmen enrolled full time399180219

393 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

339 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
376 or 94%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 943
or below

75% of them
had 1130
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Alvernia University are 943-1130 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
65 or 16%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Alvernia University are 18-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1854 (68%)
Black or African American312 (11%)
Hispanic298 (11%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown114 (4%)
Two or more races78 (3%)
Asian45 (2%)
Nonresident Alien23 (0.8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$27,798/year
Average aid awarded
$20,992
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$24,786
$30-48K$22,045
$48-75K$25,051
$75-110K$28,068
$110K+$32,482

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$35,350$14,670
Tuition in-state$35,350$14,670
Tuition out-of-state$35,350$14,670
Fee in-district$1,000$293
Fee in-state$1,000$293
Fee out-of-state$1,000$293

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,022
Combined charge for room and board$12,800
Room charge$6,490
Meal charge$6,310

Alvernia University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General6940
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse86
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management63
Occupational Therapy & Therapist60
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other41
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling35
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration34
Business Administration and Management, General30
Physical Therapy & Therapist25
Accounting17
Social Work17
Radiologic Technology & Science - Radiographer16
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management16
Psychology, General14
Marketing & Marketing Management, General14
Organizational Behavior Studies14
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor11
Biology & Biological Sciences, General10
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs10
Organizational Leadership10
Sustainability Studies9
Health Services Administration8
Athletic Training & Trainer7
Biochemistry7
Finance, General7
Educational Leadership and Administration, General7
Forensic Science and Technology6
Communication, General6
Surgical Technology & Technologist5
Education, General5
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General5
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4
Nursing Education4
Special Education and Teaching, General3
Political Science and Government, General2
History, General2
Biological and Physical Sciences2
Chemistry, General2
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies1
English Language and Literature, General1
Mathematics, General1
Grand Total9042517239
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate63%53%67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%

Publications & Citations

Publications
192
Citations
1,694

Publication count by topic

Psychology
43
Medicine
32
Sociology
29
Philosophy
21
History
21
Political science
7
Biology
5
Computer science
4
Mathematics
4
Business
4
Chemistry
3
Art
3
Materials science
3
Engineering
2
Economics
2
Geography
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History206512
Philosophy21768
Art24934
Political science258475
Psychology3198488
Sociology324552
Business360685
Medicine3724448
Materials science3790257
Geography391832
Economics432915
Chemistry497397
Computer science520347
Biology61215

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199001
199100
199200
199302
199420
199501
199611
199701
199821
199920
200014
200104
200215
200315
200474
200533
200675
2007623
2008722
2009427
20101151
20111463
20121579
201313157
201422146
201521184
201611173
20178165
20187163
201910168
202012173

General info

Alternative namesAU
Founded1958
WikipediaAlvernia University
MottoDoceat Christus vos facere
To Learn, To Love, To Serve
Colorsmaroon, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff400
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, Pennsylvania, 19607-1799
United States
City population90,000
Phone6107968200
Fax+1 (610) 777 6632

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