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, nine 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*

Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480-578

* 93% of students submitted SAT scores and 22% submitted ACT scores.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.29

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Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 73%
Men 27%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 77%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2017-18  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 13:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 70%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 302 152 13 2 469

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