Alverno College

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Alverno College is a private, four-year, women’s college located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It was first established as St. Joseph’s Normal School in 1887 and was renamed Alverno Teachers College in 1936. It wasn’t until 1946 that it became Alverno College. Even though the college is primarily a women’s college, it does offer a few coeducational master’s degree programs. All bachelor’s degree programs are reserved for women only.

Alverno offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs designed for aspiring educators, teachers and working business professionals. Students can attend Alverno during the week or on weekends–depending on which is more convenient. The college’s weekend program was established in 1977 in an effort to provide accessible higher education for Milwaukee’s working women. Alverno offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Education.

Alverno uses a student-centric education approach that relies on high levels of interaction between students and faculty. It employs indepth performance evaluations and feedback designed to help students learn and grow. The ultimate goal of all programs at Alverno is to help students learn how to effectively comunicate (oral and written), solve problems, develop a global perspective, become contributing citizens and develop critical analysis skills.

General Information

Admission Office

3400 South 43rd Street

PO Box 343922

Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922

(414) 382-6101

(800) 933-3401

Fax: (414) 382-6055

[email protected]

Contact: Dianna Gaebler

Executive Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 343922

PO Box 343922

Milwaukee, WI 53234-3922

(414) 382-6000

Total undergrads: 2,371

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 267

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,303

Graduate enrollment: 411


Urban setting

ery large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 89%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Interactive media design B
Music – General A,B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Business administration/management and operations B
International Business B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Communications Technologies

Communication management and technology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Teacher Assistance A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Art Therapy B
Music Therapy B
Nursing (RN) A,B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi/Interdisciplinary studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Community Organization/Advocacy B

Social Sciences

International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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