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Alvernia University

462 reviews
  1. Reading, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Alvernia University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Conference
Address
400 Saint Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
SAT Range
870-1070
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,016/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,510/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,734/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,628/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,406/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,139/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,798Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Dedicated
    50%
  • Some students are dedicated, some goof off a lot.
    50%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.24 responses
Poll
6%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Friendly
    75%
  • Good
    25%

After Alvernia University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

462 reviews
  • Excellent
    66
  • Very Good
    189
  • Average
    171
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    9
it has been an awesome experience
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
Teachers and facilities are fantastic!
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
Very easy process and the university provides support along the way.
  • College Senior
  • 1 month ago