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Milwaukee, WI
Undergrads
1,412
Tuition
$22,126
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 655 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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Off-Campus Housing: More freedom and cheaper – I like living off campus because it gives me more freedom to do what I want to and have people over whenever I want to. I also save money by living with my parents.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of off-campus options close to campus – Alverno is kind of in the middle of lots of smaller communities. I live about ten minutes from campus and even in my area there are lots of rentals (both apartments and duplexes.) Because of Alverno's location I think you could pick almost any direction and find someplace to live off campus anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes away depending on how far you want to be away from campus.

4 Niche User

Campus Housing: It's nice to live in the dorms – I would say that housing off campus has its own pros and cons. In some instances, it is more affordable, but you lose the conveniences of waking up 5 minutes before class and having friends right at your fingertips.

4 Niche User

Campus Housing: Both Austin Hall and Clare Hall are nice – Both Austin Hall and Clare Hall are nice. The dorm rooms are large and include a sink.
The halls are clean and quiet (for the most part!)

3 Niche User

Campus Housing: The dorms are ok – The dorms are ok. I would definitely recommend that freshmen and sophomores live on campus because the experience is great and the social aspect is important when creating that firm foundation to strive for success as a college student.

4 Niche User

Campus Housing: Austin and Clare Hall – Alverno has two dorms: Austin and Clare Hall. Austin Hall has four floors, and offers a place for underclassman to live with their roommates. Clare hall tends to be more for upperclassman, and offers small and large single rooms. I personally enjoy Austin Hall, as you are able to be louder due to the thicker walls, and most of the programs go on in Austin Hall. Additionally, Austin Hall offers a larger amount of computers to do your homework on, and has a very large lounge complete with new furniture and a large screen TV.

Niche User

Campus Housing: What Austin and Clare Halls have to offer – Alverno has two dorms: Austin Hall and Clare Hall. Austin Hall is the largest (but it is still rather small) and has the Pipeline, the Mug, a computer lab, a lounge with a kitchen on every residential floor, and a variety of events and activities. The rooms offered are large double rooms (a room for two residents), large single rooms (slightly smaller than a double, but with the same furnishings), small single rooms (about half the size of a large single with half the furnishings), suites (comes with private bathroom and two separate rooms), and one triple room (for three residents). The normal furnishings provided are two single beds, a sink with a mirror/cabinet and vanity, two built-in closets, two built-in desks, drawers, shelves, double-windows, and two desk chairs. Clare Hall has only single rooms and it is much quieter. Laundry facilities are offered in both dorms.

3 Niche User

Campus Housing: Dorms are much nicer than other campus dorms – The dorms at Alverno are in some respects much nicer than other campus. The rooms are big and equip with a sink, microwave, and mini-fridge. They have a long sturdy desk with overhead shelving and 9ft ceilings. The laundry facilities leave a little to be desired as there are not many washers and driers. What we do have is clean, though. Mail is not always a sure thing on campus. There have been several times when my mail has been delivered to other residents.

4 Niche User

Campus Housing: Dorms are great – The dorms are great. The rooms are fairly large compared to other campuses in the area, and all rooms are provided with a sink. There are only two dorms; Clare is for the more studious, quiet types, and Austin houses all incoming students (unless not coming from high school) and the general population. Alverno is mostly a commuter college, so less than half of the students live on campus. The residence hall has a lot of fun programs that the RAs put on and it is very social and active.

3 Niche User

Campus Housing: Clare tends to be quiet – Clare is going to be going through construction - so both dorms are nice - However, if you're not quiet I would stick far far far away from Clare - it's full of older students and the walls are paper thin.

3 Niche User

Campus Housing: I love living on campus – I love living on campus. As I've only lived in Austin Hall, I can only really describe it. It's a great opportunity to meet new people, and makes group projects for classes a lot easier since you all live in the same place. There are improvements that need to be made in the way residents can have their voices heard by the administration, which our Residence Hall Association is trying to help with, but other than that and some complaints about housekeeping, it's not too shabby here.

4 Niche User

Campus Housing: Both halls are very nice, different atmospheres – There are two different halls, Austin and Clare Hall. Both of them are very nice but have a bit of a difference. Austin Hall has 4 floors filled with doubles, large singles, and small singles for rooms. Also, it has a bit more energy, is free spirited, and has a bit more relaxed atmosphere. Clare Hall has 1 floor dedicated for the students to live in (but will turn into 3 floors after this summer) which are all single rooms. Clare hall is more conservative, quite, and reserved.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: If you are in the mood for sushi or Japanese food, Izumi's or Ichiban are great options!

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: Pizza, pasta, and Korean – Ricardo's in the third ward is a fantastic pizzeria serving not only pizza but also serving pasta! Seol is one of the best the Korean restaurants in Milwaukee!

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: The Outback – My girlfriends and I love going to The Outback which offers lots of grilled healthy options! The Outback bar and grille is located on 76th St.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: Pizza Shuttle, Bombay Sweets, Pasta Tree – I deeply enjoy traveling downtown to consume the most amazing pizza I've ever had: Pizza Shuttle. This restaurant is a great way to meet other college students in the area, and offers both amazing ice cream and pizza. If you're not in the mood for pizza, there are many types of ethnic food tucked away in Milwaukee. Bombay Sweets offers amazing succulent Indian food filled with delicious curry blends, and Pasta Tree offers you homemade pasta and candlelit dinners.

5 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: I love all the restaurants off campus! I love all the restaurants off campus! There's Cousins, Noodles and Company, Chili's, IHOP, and George Webb's. A little further from campus, on 76th Street, there's Red Robin, Olive Garden, TGI Fridays, Applebee's, and KOPPS to name a few. Awesome choices!

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: Reasonable dining spots close to campus – There are some reasonable dining spots that you can find healthier choices and they are not to far from campus. These are mainly located on 27th street area. Chipotle etc.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: A bunch of restaurants about a mile away – Alverno is in a residential area, but many restaurants are about a mile away. Noodles & Company (where I work), Chipotle, Royal India, Zebb's, George Webb's, Omega, Denny's, Einstein Bros. Bagels, that Chinese restaurant, and certain fast food places are all about a mile from campus.

3 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: Have to drive 5-10 minutes off campus – It is unfortunate that you have to actually drive 5-10 minutes off campus to get to any restaurants. Once you get to 27th street, you have a bevy of choices from drive-thru fast food, to sit-down restaurants & ethnic foods.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: Fast food close to campus – There are all of the typical fast food places: Culver's, Wendy's, Arby's, McDonalds, Starbucks, and various diners all within a few minute of the campus.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants are close – Chancery, Champs, Chiptole, Olive Garden---all very close!

4 Niche User

Facilities: The Mug is great – One amazing feature Alverno has is the student run coffee house. The coffee is great. It's called The Mug and it's in basement of the residence hall. It has great drinks and there is various entertainment on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The atmosphere is perfect for studying, hanging out with friends or just relaxing between classes.

4 Niche User

Facilities: Alverno offers new and clean facilities. The gym was recently built, and has comfortable bleachers and a beautiful wooden floor to practice basket ball or dance on. The computers are really easy to type on, and offer clear graphics and easy to use icons.

4 Niche User

Facilities: Alverno is always ridiculously clean and much of the school is new. The fitness center is new; and the computer labs are new.

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Katy Kujala-Korpela
Hometown
Wisconsin
Major
History/Political Science
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Most students who have made it through the majority of their years at Alverno say that they cannot imagine being anywhere else. In fact, many students who leave Alverno to go to other schools because of finances or because they didn't think Alverno was a good fit, often come back. Alverno is not just a school—it's a place that teaches women to think outside of the box and to understand themselves. It becomes a home for many people. Alverno graduates go on to become important women in their workplaces, communities, churches, and homes. The College offers students a unique opportunity to take a really good look at themselves and say, "Who am I?" and "Is this who I really want to be?"

Most people say that going to college is an investment in your future, but coming to Alverno is an investment in not only your future, but also your community's future. Almost all students who graduate from Alverno get a job within six months of graduation. Its graduates are competent, well-rounded, and have made a name both locally and internationally. At Alverno, students are pushed to analyze documents, literature, and one another. They are also encouraged to continuously self-assess and focus on their success.

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