Alvernia University

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School Information

Phone Number: (610) 796-8200
Website: https://www.alvernia.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://admissions.alvernia.edu/apply/
Address: 400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607-1799
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,792
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 53%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,060 (74% 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: $34,900
Out-of-state Tuition: $34,900
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,687

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Alvernia University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Alvernia University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2621
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Education 143
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 264
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 111
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 2
Theology and Religious Vocations 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 546111

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 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 Fees 2018-2019
In-state $34,900
Out-of-state $34,900
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $14,413
Out-of-state $14,413

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 370 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 369 99% $19,687
Student loan aid 361 97% $8,314

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,897 84% $15,096
Federal student loans 1,784 79% $9,834

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 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,628 1,158 1,470
Percent admitted 100% 66% 70%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 17% 17%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2019

Total Enrollment 2,792
Undergraduate enrollment 2,196
Graduate enrollment 596

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
    • 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
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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