Alvernia University

465 reviews
  1. Reading, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Alvernia University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Conference
Address
400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
870-1070
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,016/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,510/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,734/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,628/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,406/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,139/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,798Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    50%
  • Some students are dedicated, some goof off a lot.
    50%
  • Small
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    75%
  • Good
    25%
  • Easy
    0%
  • Small
    0%

After Alvernia University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

465 reviews
  • Excellent
    68
  • Very Good
    190
  • Average
    171
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    9
Alvernia University is a great place to go to school. I have never met teachers who care so much about their students and are willing to spend the time it takes to make the students as successful as possible.
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 days ago
I love my school because it is an adult accelerated program designed for working adults with families. Most of the students here have been working in the behavioral health field for many years, which is an overall enriching experience in itself. I enjoy being surrounded with such knowledge, especially since I will be entering this field for the first time after graduation.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Teachers and facilities are fantastic!
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago