Location
Milwaukee, WI
Undergrads
1,412
Tuition
$22,126
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Greek Life: Sororities are pretty stuck up – When the sororities actually do things, which isn't often, they do it through UWM (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) or Marquette (University). They are pretty stuck up and do not allow some people in. I would never do it.

1 Niche User

Greek Life: Didn't know we had sororities – As a mother with three children, I never even knew we had sororities at Alverno!

3 Niche User

Greek Life: Great way to meet boys – Being part of a sorority helped me meet people outside of Alverno. It's a great way to meet frat boys!

1 Niche User

Greek Life: It is non-existent to me and if there are any, Alverno does not endorse or promote them. There are rumors that some of the sororities only allow African Americans in. That's pretty discouraging. In fact, the entire media generated image of sororities and fraternities is in contrast with what Alverno stands for.

1 Niche User

Greek Life: Sororities don't really have a presence on campus – I have seen a few lockers with logos about sororities but they don't really have a presence on campus.

4 Niche User

Greek Life: Sororities are a great way to meet ppl outside of school – I was part of a sororities Community Service Mentoring Youth of Latin subculture. It was an awesome experience for me! I wanted to give back to my community and being part of this sorority was awesome! It was a great way to meet new people outside of school.

1 Niche User

Greek Life: Sororities aren't prominent on campus – I have heard of one sorority for sure but other than that, not really. Alpha Kappa Alpha which really isn't on campus, just advertising.

1 Niche User

Greek Life: We have sororities on campus? We have sororities on campus? Really?

4 Niche User

Nightlife: A lot of hip artsy lounges too – There is a lot of hip artsy lounges if the bar scene really isn't your thing. I like just going somewhere to relax and have a martini and not have to deal with the young preppy college students.

5 Niche User

Nightlife: There is really something for everyone – There is really something for everyone- goth bars, latin clubs- piano bars- you name it, you'll find it in Milwaukee!

3 Niche User

Nightlife: Water Street – If you want jocks and sports bars, Water Street is the place to be. However, watch your drinks because it is definitely a place for girls to be taken advantage of. Girls that frequently go to Water Street are called Water Street whores.

5 Niche User

Nightlife: Going out in Milwaukee is a blast! Going out in Milwaukee is a blast! I love going to Club Anything because it offers a definite alternative feel to the usual hip hop and rap scene.

4 Niche User

Nightlife: Lots of bars – Bars Bars Bars Bars.. And if you like smoky bars, Milwaukee is the place for you! There is a bar on almost every corner that a church isn't on. There are clubs too but not as many. And there really aren't many non-smoking anything in Milwaukee.

3 Niche User

Nightlife: Semi-cheap places – As a student, I don't get to go out because I don't have a lot of money. However, there are lots of places to go that are semi-cheap.

3 Niche User

Nightlife: Have to commute all the way downtown – The night life is not located by Alverno which is awful because people have to commute all the way down town. This is very difficult considering the lack of Alverno's bus pass. It's not as easy to get around as it could be.

4 Niche User

Nightlife: The clubs are pretty big lately – The clubs are pretty big lately. Club Sugar is off the hook for an under 21 club.

4 Niche User

Nightlife: Milwaukee is the land of the Miller Breweries! Even the sports teams are called "The Miller Brewers!" Beer!

3 Niche User

Nightlife: Figure out the buses – It's wonderful if you are aware of the transportation around town. If you know how to use the bus or have a friend with a car. Its fun to stay connected to the actual Milwaukee community through restaurants down town.

3 Niche User

Athletics: One of the great things about sports on campus is that all the sporting events at Alverno are free! Being able to go to sporting events makes me feel more involved and like a part of the community here. And as a student going to a private college, free events on campus rock!

2 Niche User

Athletics: Sports are not very big on campus – Sports are not very big on campus because there are so many non-traditional, commuter students. Alverno students are more focused on their academics and that's what the school is known for.

2 Niche User

Athletics: Sports lack excitement – The sports, from what I have seen, are not like a University School, like UW Milwaukee or Madison. I wish that Alverno would get more involved that way. I feel we kind of lack the excitement of college sports. No big rallies or anything.

4 Niche User

Athletics: I think the Athletics are a great way to promote a positive body image in women and they can accompany strong academic achievement. And can also assist your time management skills.

3 Niche User

Athletics: New athletic director, new fitness center – The athletic department recently hired a new athletic director. With a new leader, come new ideas. Those new ideas bring in new and positive changes which could only bring success in the long run. One last addition to the campus through athletics is the fitness center. The fitness center not only allows athletes to improve themselves, it allows the college community to not only improve their minds but their bodies as well.

3 Niche User

Athletics: Teams are getting better and support has gotten stronger – Athletics at Alverno is still a relatively new thing to the campus. Athletics have only been around for eight years. In the beginning, athletics didn't have much support from the student body. As the years have gone on, the student body has become more involved. More students are becoming interested in Alverno because they could have the chance to participate in college athletics. The teams are getting better and the support has gotten stronger.

3 Niche User

Athletics: Sports are big among the athletes – Sports are big among the athletes. There is a push right now for athletes and the athletic staff to get more involved on campus and spread the word about up coming games and events. SAAC is a driving force in this effort.

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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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