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Reviews 855 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: What I enjoy most about Alverno is how different it is to most other colleges/universities. More specifically, I enjoy the smaller classroom sizes because it's easier to work well in smaller groups and I have more one on one time with your teachers and students. I also enjoy how personal you can be with all your teachers- you can call them by their first name, they will give you their cell phone number, and they are always willing to help you at any time of day(literally). The grading system really teaches the students of how your learning really applies to real life, for instance, if something is wrong they make you do it over until you understand the concept. Which is how your career will be, they won't give you ABCD for your evaluations they will specifically tell you what you do and don't need to work on just like how it is at Alverno.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Alverno College is an excellent school. They offer new students who are attending their school for the first time scholarships to go towards their tuition. Alverno really cares about their students. Even the Admissions Counselors take the time out and give each student their undivided attention. They also will help you step by step with the registration if you do not understand some things when enrolling. The Admissions Counselors are easy to get a hold of and it is not difficult getting in touch with your Admissions Counselor. They even provide you with their cell phone number and text you to check in with you to see how things are going. Financial Aid there is awesome as well. The students there are great too. They welcome everyone there. I have not met a crabby student there yet. The campus is big and has all different types of classes and majors.

My favorite experience is the registering and enrolling process. I liked having to pick my classes. This was my favorite part of my college experience because it made my brain think and it showed what areas I am actually interested in and what I really am good at. This step you do to prepare for college really gets your brain thinking in what you want in a career and where you really see yourself at in five or ten years.

Even though college can get expensive, it is worth the money. Like I mentioned before, Alverno offeres new students scholarships and there are so many scholarships out there you can apply for. I will never regret going to college. It is worth it in the end. If you want to be successful, you have to get the education and skills. Apply for colleges and get started. It is never too late to go back to school and better yourself. I really promise you, if you get in school, you will not regret it and it will be the best decision you ever made.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Alverno College is a great school. The classes are small so you get time with the instructor, in most cases. The grading system forces you to go beyond just meeting the minimum. The only upset is the price. We have to pay for things that we may not even utilize while attending and it continues to cost more and more each semester.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My college experience has been one of the best so far. I love how the staff member, teachers and classmates are here at Alverno College. They truly commit to their jobs and they all go out of their way to help students in whatever it is that they need to do to succeed in their courses. The teachers here care a lot about the students and they try everything they can to help us. The community like experience is awesome! There are always fun events every week and weekend for us. I love how they get singers, comedians, etc to perform here in school. I love how it's an all-girls school, how strong women could be. Their grading scale is different. We do not get letter grades instead we get either an "S" (for successful) or a "U" (for unsuccessful) and i feel like that grading scale is very helpful not only because they don't let a letter grade define who we are as a person or how smart a person could be. With that grading scale they tell us where we need improvement and how we can improve in that are. They keep giving us helpful feedback until we get it right. I wouldn't think twice about choosing Alverno if I had to do it all over again for the simple fact that this college is the one the best fit me and my learning style and their grading scale.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Half way through my first semester of college was definitely a different turn for me. However, I do not regret for one bit my choice of Alverno College. I feel it is the perfect place for me. I have found great friends. I don't regret my major either, Music Therapy. The music experiences is definitely different from my high school's but I am still adjusting to it. I love the environment at Alverno and the way it makes me feel so at home throughout campus. I am making the most of it all and I'm ready for the 3.75 more years to come!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love college so far.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I guess my experience has been okay. The people are extremely helpful and the staff are friendly. Although, it is super expensive, I might have to consider transferring. The food in the cafeteria is also expensive...

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's really expensive, I'm afraid I will never pay it off.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Living on campus helped me to come out of my shell. The people that I have met here are like family. Everyone is so supportive and determined to be successful.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really love Alverno I think it's a great college

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: My experiences at this school has been a life-time of learning opportunities that I can apply in the real world, professional settings and in my everyday life. I love the grading system which consist of no actual grades but a system where you are entitled to grade yourself "self assessment" and is given several opportunities to correct mistakes, and reassess. I enjoy the hands-on learning styles for all of my courses. At this school we engage in a lot of group work activities as well as learn how to effectively communication by giving presentations of many different kinds. I have learned so many things on researching information for things like developing a global perspective, analysis and statistical data, and lab work and assignments. The instructors consider you their family as they go out of their way to extend help beyond the classroom setting. There are resources for any issue, concern, or help a student may have. There are opportunities for students to study abroad and they are given more than enough time to plan for a trip. I wouldn't trade my school in for any other school in the world.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: If you want to spend A LOT for a tiny little apartment that is not worth the price at all, then the Alverno apartments are great for you.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Yes, Alverno is located in Milwaukee but we are in the part that there is nothing cool or good to unless you want to eat and Panda Express and BW3s.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Again, I don't live on the dorms as it's very expensive, but from what I hear the strictness goes on how serious the situation is.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is non-existent. I don't know why this is a deciding factor seeing as how much you are paying for your education.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I personally had issues with receiving aid but the staff is incredibly helpful.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is incredibly expensive and there are far too many options. If you have dietary needs or like to eat healthy, be ready to spend $15 plus on food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't actually live on campus but I was never given the option to say so. That said, everything i have said about the dorms is from what I have seen of my friend's dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: They have a lot of games but I unfortunately am only at school on the weekends and not able to attend a lot of the sporting events. The facilities look fine and the gym looks very much up to date and hold a decent crowd.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The college is in a residential neighborhood but its a nice area with a lot of stores and restaurants close by and some apartments and houses are always renting to the college kids.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I mean you drive one mile from campus and you are near Miller Park. Target, grocery stores, Wendy's, Qdoba plus a to fo other places. Everything is right there for food.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I am on the weekend college program and I have seen several of the administrators including the President of the college on campus there on the weekend too. I like that they around and involved in what all the students are doing not just traditional day students.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not a lot of financial aid (other than loans) for graduate students, not the school's fault I realize that. But a graduate scholarship program would be nice even 500 bucks or so would be a start to help with books etc.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: They do a lot of on campus activities at night which is cool, keeps people on campus instead of driving downtown sometimes.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Need more sushi available for weekend college. I like not having to leave campus for food they have a lot of choices. Long wait in lines though. Salad bar is pricey, pay per ounce.


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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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