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Location
Milwaukee, WI
Undergrads
1,412
Tuition
$22,126
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Student life on campus is overall pretty good, there's access to many different things

2 College Freshman

Facilities: The school isn't very unique the only unique things about it is the fact that it is an all girls school and the grading system is different then most schools

3 College Junior

Facilities: Could use some renovation but everything is okay.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Many opportunistic for group/organization involvement.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Lots of room to be on campus and go places to do work. The libraries are generally always packed but they do have about four libraries so it comes in handy. not much of a stay on campus and hangout school .

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 303rd
    Best Performance Venues
  • 433rd
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 438th
    Best Library
  • 502nd
    Best Student Centers
  • 588th
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Katy Kujala-Korpela
Hometown
Wisconsin
Major
History/Political Science
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Facilities on campus are small but clean, and students are often asked for their input to make areas such as the Commons or fitness center more student friendly. As the student body continues to grow at Alverno, so do the facilities. There are also plenty of campus events. Every Tuesday and Wednesday night, there are events in The Mug. There's also a program called Alverno Presents, where the College brings all kinds of musicians, actors, and small productions to campus. And if you sign up to usher or work at the box office, you can get in for free!

On the negative side, Alverno is a commuter school, so most of the students don't live on campus, and even those who do often go home on weekends. So things can get really boring if you are stuck on campus for a weekend. However, the fitness center and library have weekend hours. Also, the campus is well defined with massive signs all over, so regardless of where you're approaching Alverno from, it is easy to find the campus. It is also beautiful here; the green space and flowers during the spring, summer, and autumn are gorgeous and well-kept!

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
13
Campus Size
46 acres
Student Centers
Austin Hall
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Alverno College Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Commons
  • The Mug Coffeehouse & CafĂ©
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Mug Coffeehouse in the basement of Austin Hall
Movie Theater on Campus
None, but movies are sometimes shown on campus for special events.
"Green" Initiatives
The College has hosted forums on sustainability, so it's a growing concern within the community.
Traditions
  • Convocation: At the beginning of each semester, all incoming students are brought together to listen to a speaker who welcomes them to Alverno. One of the graduating students from that semester speaks, as well. It feels kind of like a graduation ceremony for incoming students. There is a reception held afterward.
  • Rotunda Ball: This is an annual December dance that is put on by the PAGE Board. There is usually a chocolate fountain, as well as other yummy treats. It is essentially a glorified prom.
  • Wing Wars: Each fall semester hosts Homecoming Week. The biggest event during this week is the Wing Wars. Students are given a theme from Student Services and decorate their hallways according to that theme. At the end of the week, students are judged by various alumnae, faculty, and staff. The wing with the most creative interpretation is given a prize party.
Urban Legends
  • Some say that once you go to Alverno, you become a lesbian, which is false.
  • There's a rumor that Alverno isn't a real college because it doesn't have a traditional grading scale.
Favorite Things To Do
There is always something going on, so there is never an excuse to be bored on campus! Each year, The Mug has a student version of "American Idol" called "Alverno Idol." For three or four weeks, students compete in front of judges and are voted on by their peers, and the winner gets a cash prize. This event has a huge draw, and the women who sing are extremely talented! You can also check out a play; theatre productions take place at the Mug Coffeehouse and Pitman Theatre. There are usually activities in the dorms because the community advisers are required to do two programs a month. Past events have included baking holiday cookies, self-defense workshops, movie nights, and craft nights. All of these events are publicized primarily in the residence halls. If you'd like to do something more educational, check out a weekly roundtable discussion, which is where faculty, students, and staff meet to discuss a topic. Sometimes the topic is political or about changes or events coming to Alverno. It is a great place for students to listen to other people's opinions and help develop their own ideas without having to do a ton of research.
Student Newspaper
Alverno Alpha Newspaper
www.alvernoalpha.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
There are approximately 30 active organizations on campus. However, if a certain club isn't available, students can start their own club if they'd like to!
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Literary magazine
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 25 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 25% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 25% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 50% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 4% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 43% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 54% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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