Alvernia University

466 reviews
  1. Reading, PA
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
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
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 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 16 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    50%
  • Some students are dedicated, some goof off a lot.
    44%
  • Small
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Good
    27%
  • Easy
    5%
  • Small
    5%

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%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

466 reviews
  • Excellent
    68
  • Very Good
    190
  • Average
    172
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    9
Alvernia is such a beautiful campus! The owners are slowly rebuilding a lot of the older buildings. Also, to accommodate the high rate of students coming in each year, Alvernia has added multiple apartment housing and dorm rooms. Just walking through this campus is like walking through a story book, everything is well kept and amazing to look at. There's history seen in every inch of the campus! There are also quite a few apartments for rent around the campus as well as recreational parks, restaurants, and even a mall down the road.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 29 2013
More Special Education – I enjoy being an Education major. The information that I receive from my professors are practical and things that I will need to use in my classroom when I graduate. My focus is more on special education though, I would rather have a job within a special education classroom. So far I have only had one special education class, which upsets me because I am also majoring in special education not just early childhood. My workload is not over bearing, although as I progress through the year it will grow and I will become very busy due to having observation hours that I must compete this semester. I am excited to student teach my senior year! I am very excited to be able to finally be in a classroom and be able to interact with students in the age group that I am majoring in.
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 13 2012
My school is very well known for it's extra curricular activities. There are activities such as clubs, fairs, races, and sports going on almost every day or night. Since the campus is small compared to other universities, these activities give students a wide variety of things to do outside of the classroom. The activities are always fun and entertaining. Joining these activities are also great ways to make new friends and learn more about the people and campus!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 29 2013