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
my overall experience with this school has been great the professors are very compassionate and helpful. The classes are

small which helps me with getting the assistants that i sometimes need. My favorite experience was when i enrolled in the introduction to social work course, i ended up being the only student in the class. The professor was well prepared I didn't think that i would be able to stay in the class like that, but I'm glad i did. We had great conversations and i learned a lot. What's unique about this school is that it really accommodate my everyday life, i am an adult student with may responsibilities and this school great with helping me schedule class that best fits my life. If i had to do it all over again i most definitely would do so.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months 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
  • 4 months ago
My overall experience has been great. The professors are always well prepared, The topics in most of my classes were very interesting. I do appreciate that most of the professors are down to earth and are really here to do their best in giving the students here the best quality teaching as possible. I also like that the classes are small for hands on learning.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago