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What Makes Us Special

About Alvernia University

Alvernia is a private Franciscan university founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters. Their values of social justice and peacemaking lie at the core of a holistic academic program with over 50 undergraduate areas of study, ten graduate degrees, one research and two professional doctoral degrees, and certification programs for education professionals. Enrollment exceeds 2,900: 1,550 undergraduates; 800 adult undergraduates; and 544 graduate students at Reading, Philadelphia, and Pottsville campuses, and online.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics470-560
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480-570

* 95% of students submitted SAT scores and 21% submitted ACT scores.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.34

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 70%
Men 30%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 74%  Help


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Price of Attendance in 2018-19  Help

Alvernia University offers a financial assistance program that includes grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study opportunities. The program is designed to provide assistance to families whose personal resources cannot meet the full cost of a student's education. About 98% of undergraduates receive some financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study.

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 13:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 75%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 276 154 10 0 440

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