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Milwaukee, WI
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$22,126
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Average
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Athletics: Sports are becoming a lot bigger – Sports are becoming a lot bigger as the years go by here at Alverno College. The athletics program is only eight years old. We are a part of the Northern Athletics Conference which is a division three NCAA conference. Our sports are competitive as well as fun. I have had a great experience and after I graduate I will keep up with the growth of the program because I believe that there are many great years to come of it.

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Athletics: Students first, athletes second – The only way I know that any sports are going on is when friends of mine who play sports tell me that they're going to practice or to play.
Alverno does have them; however, the rather young six year program is not established enough to be the draw in for the college. Alverno College truly stands behind its mission to develop women leaders, there is a strong focus on academics first, sports second. This is not to say that the athletic department is overlooked by any means, instead they work hand in hand with all departments to promote time management to the athletes so that the option to compete and attend class is possible.

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Guys & Girls: Guys? What guys?! Guys? What guys?! Wrong campus.

4 Niche User

Guys & Girls: All women is conducive to learning – Although we are a single sex college, I believe this aspect is conducive to learning and that there are many outlets within the community to network with possible relationship partners.

2 Niche User

Guys & Girls: Guys on campus – The guys on campus are typically faculty and staff...occasionally boyfriends of other students (so no comment on the hotness).

3 Niche User

Guys & Girls: No guys in the student body – Well Alverno it is an all girls college so there aren't any guys in the student body. As for the girls well it's diverse so you have your choice no matter your taste.

3 Niche User

Guys & Girls: Considering Alverno is a women's college, the men are few and far between. I haven't had any issues with other students. If I did, it's nothing that cannot be worked out before class or in class.

4 Niche User

Guys & Girls: No guys, but the girls are great – No guys, sorry girls. However, I've made some friends that I will have for the rest of my life. It is amazing. You will meet so many friends and have so much fun.

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Guys & Girls: We don't have guys here – Are you kidding me? We don't have guys here..lol. WOW

3 Niche User

Guys & Girls: You do have to make a significant effort to pursue relationships with men outside of Alverno. But Marquette, UWM and MSOE are male dominated campuses and a lot of Alverno's social events collaborate with these campuses to create a co-ed atmosphere.

3 Niche User

Guys & Girls: Only females on campus – To be completely honest there are only females on this campus. The only time you will find males are the girls' boyfriends, male friends, dad, grandpa, or brother visiting her. Besides that there may also be a few men who are taking classes here at Alverno for the Master's program. However, the young ladies that attend Alverno are all very respectful, opinionated, and friendly along with being very different from one another.

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Guys & Girls: Boys on campus are usually boyfriends – Recently it feels like there are more guys on campus. It's probably just cause there are more students on campus who bring their boyfriends here.

4 Niche User

Diversity: One of the best things about Alverno is the diversity on campus. You encounter women of every race, ethnicity and religion. Being able to communicate, express beliefs, and share in a non confrontational environment is unbelievably invigorating and educational. Differences are accepted and looked upon as an opportunity to learn and grow.

3 Niche User

Diversity: Students from other ethnicities are represented – I think even though Alverno does have a sizable Caucasian population, that students from other ethnicities are represented here. There are programs which celebrate different cultures and societies. The more we can learn about each other, the more open minded we can be in the real world.

3 Niche User

Diversity: Campus is pretty diverse – I would have to say that the campus is pretty diverse and if you are open minded as most Alverno students are, you can find ever-lasting friendships with an array of people.

4 Niche User

Diversity: Extremely diverse – Alverno is extremely diverse. Students at Alverno are from all different religious affiliations, cultures and backgrounds. Many students speak more than one language.

4 Niche User

Diversity: Alverno possesses a huge amount of diversity on many different fronts. For example, since Alverno is predominantly a commuter college, there are all different ages of women attending. This large age diversity allows for wonderful discussion in the classroom due to the differing life perspectives.

2 Niche User

Diversity: Racially and sexually, Alverno is diverse. Almost everyone is from the Midwest, almost everyone is either loosely Christian or atheist/agnostic, and almost everyone is Democratic. We do have international students who add more diversity, though.

3 Niche User

Diversity: Alverno is not that diverse, but I have seen people from various nationalities, backgrounds, and cultures on campus.

4 Niche User

Diversity: One of the most diverse populations – Alverno has one of the most diverse populations of the Milwaukee area colleges and universities. We have many different cultures and, even though we are a Catholic college, there are many different religions.

4 Niche User

Diversity: Diversity is the real world and Alverno represents that reality beautifully.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Nice to have my own space away from school – Living off campus is great because I need my own space away from school. I like being around my friends and family because it gives me an outlet. I could never live on campus because the people you have class with, you live with. you work with.

3 Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends on your lifestyle – It really depends on your lifestyle. If students are working on campus, living on campus might be more convenient. I work off campus so it gives me time away from school which is super nice.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is a good alternative for people who are non-traditional students who have children or have jobs and pre-established lives. The actual expenses are cheaper but the convenience outweighs the cost benefit.

4 Niche User

Off-Campus Housing: Little less convenient, but more independent – I moved off campus after my junior year and it was a little less convenient but has been the right choice for me in many other ways. It has been worth it because I've gotten a chance to be independent.

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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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