2,323
Students
Financial aid thermometer
20,349
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
74
74%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Alvernia University is a Comprehensive institution located in Reading, PA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA  19607-1799
United States
Contact Mr. Dan Hartzman
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@alvernia.edu
Phone: 610-568-1530
Fax: 610-796-2873

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Human Resources Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Early Childhood Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Radiologic Technology/science Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,788
Applied
1,332
Accepted
2,323
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

1,264
Females Applied
947
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

524
Males Applied
385
Males Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.33
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
2 recommendations
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 21 19 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

32,840
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Fees

800
Full-time student fees
11,890
Room & board
6,030
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

20,349
Avg. Financial Aid Package
22,520
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,612
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,113
Avg. Loan Aid
13,054
Avg. Grant Aid
16,212
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
65%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,323
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
20%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.57%
Black or African American 10.42%
White or Caucasian 67.28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 1.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 1.55%
Other 9.77%

Gender

Male (26.13%)
Female (73.87%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 59%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Spring Fling Weekend, Homecoming and Family Weekend and Winter Formal

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Student Nurses Association of Alvernia (ASNA), Criminal Justice Association (CJA), Sport Management Association (SMA) and Science Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

319
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 108
Part-time - 211
Male - 147
Female - 172