Alvernia University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - FairQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Alvernia University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,860 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1958 and is one of the 6 colleges and schools located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Alvernia University is affiliated with Roman Catholic Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
57
Fair
Associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are offered at Alvernia University.

Alvernia University follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers 57 majors. The most popular concentrations are Medical, Nursing, Management, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
76%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Alvernia University student retention rate is fair at 76% (close to Pennsylvania average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
12 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Alvernia University is below average - 53%. About 33% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Alvernia University is pretty good -- 12:1. Learn more information on faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$31,100
High
Average tuition price is extremely high, $30,500 a year. The additional fees at Alvernia University (not included in tuition costs) are around $600; which totals $31,100 per academic year.

Read the details about Alvernia University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
74%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 1,670 applications were submitted and 1,240 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

Alvernia University might accept dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Alvernia University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,600
Medium
Alvernia University provides a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Alvernia University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Alvernia University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,100 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable: about $5,600 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Alvernia University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Alvernia University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Alvernia University Location and Maps



Post Address: Alvernia University, 400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, Pennsylvania 19607-1799, USA
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