68%

Acceptance Rate

$19,687

Avg.Financial Aid

003233

FAFSA Code

About Alvernia University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,792

Website

https://www.alvernia.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

Alvernia University is a Catholic private not-for-profit university founded in 1926 by Bernardine Sisters of Third Order of Saint Francis. In 1960, this college received its charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The university is situated at St. Reading, Pennsylvania. The vibrant and intellectual environment in the university provides an outstanding learning experience. Students can grow as leaders with moral courage. It is a thorough, mindful, and comprehensive learning network focused on scholarly greatness.

  • The University's acceptance rate is 74%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • The total student population of this university is 2,872 which consists of 1,923 full-timers and 949 part-timers.

  • The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.


Online Education at Alvernia University

The university offers convenient and flexible online and hybrid programs which help the students to achieve the career goals. It provides more than 50 Graduate and Undergraduate programs with hybrid program option and precisely 18 fully online programs. This helps the working professionals to pursue education.

University Bookstore - It provides various services and products to support the academic curriculum. It gives new, used, rental and Digital Textbooks, Men's and Women's Apparel, Clothing, Gear and Merchandisers at the Crusaders Bookstore at the standard rate.


 Reviews

  • The university is a magnificent school to get a quality education. This is because of the little class sizes which take into consideration more collaboration with the teachers.
  • The university's culture is positive and students are friendly. 

  • The educators are very concerned about their students and will invest the energy it takes to make the students successful.

  • The dormitories and lodging facilities are magnificent and are well kept.

Location & Contact

Address

400 Saint Bernardine St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6107968200
Fax: 6107968200
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Rankings

  • According to the US news report, the university is positioned at 105 in 'Regional Universities-North'.

     

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

N/A

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

68%

SAT Range

950 - 1130

ACT Range

17 - 23

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$26,891

Average Annual Cost

$34,070

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$830

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$12,340

Budget For Other Expenses

$2,500

Total One Year Cost

$51,240

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

12:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

74%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

41%

Male Professors

59%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

81 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

50 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

49 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

39 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

37 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

37 Graduates

Social Work

28 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

27 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

26 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

22 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

21 Graduates

Psychology, General

20 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

16 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

12 Graduates

Biology, General

11 Graduates

Marketing

11 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

11 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

8 Graduates

Public Health

8 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

6 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

4 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

3 Graduates

Philosophy

3 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

2 Graduates

History

2 Graduates

Mathematics

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

2 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

2 Graduates

Chemistry

1 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,196

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

36%

Full-time

77%

Part-time

23%

Students Gender

Male

30%

US National: 44%

Female

70%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

67% White

5% Unknown

12% Black

11% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

0 Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

29%

Out Of State

71%

In State

0

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$60,334 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 77% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

77%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$6,260/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,080/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,080/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Golden Wolves

School Colors

maroon and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

Total Male Athletes

181

Total Female Athletes

177

Intramural Sports

8

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Wrestling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Equestrian

Field Hockey

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

No

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$36,000/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$44,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0 $100,000

$26,000

$33,881

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$270 - 352

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$19,687

Students Receiving Federal Grants

39%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,821

Students Receiving State Aid

44%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,109

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$16,445

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$24,973

$30K - $48K

$19,448

$48K - $75K

$20,666

$75K - $110K

$18,199

> $110K

$15,811

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$7,688,468

Applying for financial aid at the university is flexible. 98% of the undergraduates get some or the other type of financial aid including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.

The students are requested to fill the FAFSA form to understand the financial requirement and eligibility. The Alvernia University federal school code is 003233.

  • Some of the Federal Aid provided includes the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Loans and Federal Work-Study programs. 

  • The State Aid provided includes the Pennsylvania State Grant and Out-of-state Grants.

  • The Institutional Aid covered by the university includes Alvernia University Grants, Presidential Scholarship, Trustees' Scholarship, and many others.

  • The Military Aid includes Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

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