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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 quality, holistic academic program that includes over 50 undergraduate areas of study, nine graduate degrees, one doctoral degree, and several certification programs for education professionals. Enrollment exceeds 2,900 women and men: 1,550 undergraduates; 800 adult undergraduates; and 544 graduate students at Reading, Philadelphia, and Pottsville campuses.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics450-540
Critical Reading440-530
Writing440-530

* 97% of students submitted SAT scores.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.27

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 71%
Men 29%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 71%  Help


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Price of Attendance in 2013-14  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

2012-13 Average Net Tuition for
Aided Undergraduates *  Help

* Net tuition for each individual student may be lower or higher
depending on family income and student eligibility
and availability of grant aid.

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 12:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 66%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 372 198 9 0 579

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