Alvernia University

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School Information

Phone Number:(610) 796-8200
Website:www.alvernia.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.alvernia.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply.html
Address:400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607-1799
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,872
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):51%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:2,097 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$32,270
Out-of-state Tuition:$32,270
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$18,903

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Alvernia University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Alvernia University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2621
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Education143
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs163
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities111
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total447101

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Alvernia University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services111
Health Professions and Related Programs4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Grand total161

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Alvernia University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$32,270
Out-of-state$32,270
Books and supplies$1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$13,403
Out-of-state$13,403

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid400100%
Grant or scholarship aid39097%$18,903
Student loan aid33383%$10,005

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,06695%$12,796
Federal student loans1,94389%$6,997

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Alvernia University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Alvernia University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,7885241,264
Percent admitted100%73%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%22%18%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Alvernia University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,872
Undergraduate enrollment2,323
Graduate enrollment549

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Alvernia University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

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