About Alvernia University
On Campus Housing
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.
- 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.
- According to the US news report, the university is positioned at 105 in 'Regional Universities-North'.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.