Alvernia University

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Global Influence / U.S. Influence
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Most Desirable School
Catholic university in Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.

About Alvernia University

According to Wikipedia, Alvernia University is a private Franciscan Roman Catholic university in Reading, Pennsylvania. Once known as Alvernia College, the school gained university status in 2008. History Alvernia University was founded in 1958 by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis first as college for the sisters and then as a four-year liberal arts college. Many of the college's renovated classrooms and offices had been used for elementary and secondary education before 1958. The college's first building, Francis Hall, was built in 1926 and originally housed an orphanage. Alvernia received its charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1960 and was first accredited in 1967 by the Commission of Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In 1961, the college accepted its first lay females students. In 1971, it admitted its first male commuting students, and in 1973, the first male resident students were admitted.

Alvernia University's Online Degrees

Alvernia University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
3,68370%61%103621

How Much Does Alvernia University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$39,280
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$24,786
30K - 48K$22,045
48K - 75K$25,051
75K - 110K$28,068
110K+$32,482

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Alvernia University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Alvernia University, then you can expect to earn an average of $47,300 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Alvernia University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-GradsGraduates
2,3521,955397

Where is Alvernia University?

Alvernia University is located at 400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading PA 19607-1799

How Safe is Alvernia University?

Reading has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Alvernia University Known For?

Alvernia University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Alvernia University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Alvernia University's Most Influential Alumni?

Alvernia University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Nursing, and Medical. Here are some of Alvernia University's most famous alumni:

Wayne Hoffman
Wayne Hoffman
An American mentalist and illusionist.
Chris Ciabarra
An American businessman.
Ryan R Cupo
A Researcher.

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