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

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

400 Saint Bernardine St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6107968200
Fax: 6107968324
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Rankings

The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. The ranking of a university is an important parameter by which a prospective student can decide whether they wish to take admission or not. Generally, the ranking of a university is considered a great way to gauge its performance on several factors, which include research excellence, the performance of the students after they complete their education, student experience, and most importantly academic success. The rankings by two well-known publications, US News and Forbes, are considered trustworthy by applicants and academic experts. However, it is to be noted that Alvernia University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these publications.

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

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

The admission to Alvernia University is easy and the students can make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 943-1130, it would improve her chances. The average ACT score at Alvernia University is 21. However, those getting an ACT score less than 18 might also be offered admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799, or call (610) 796-8200.

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

Before applying to AU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $49,850. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($36,350), books and supplies ($1,500), room and boarding ($12,800), and budget for other expenses ($3,050). Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

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

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $12,800 per year for living on campus. The students at Alvernia University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $6,080 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 30% male and 70% female students enrolled at the university.

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

The financial aid department of Alvernia University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Alvernia University is around $17,544 and the federal grant is $5,195. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,936 as well as institutional aid worth $17,544. At AU, the total amount of non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $7,688,468 per year.

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