400 St. Bernardine Street Reading, PA 19607-1799 610-796-8220
http://www.alvernia.edu admissions@alvernia.edu
About Alvernia College
  • Year of Foundation 1958
  • Size of Campus 80 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic
  • Degrees Bachelor's , Master's, Post-Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,996
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 71%, 29%, 14%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $20,220
  • Room and Board $8,220
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 2,019
Alvernia’s Franciscan heritage includes a rigorous intellectual tradition that recognizes and values the importance of diversity of thought, faiths and cultures. We challenge our students to shape the world and transform it as working professionals, concerned citizens and caring community members, consistent with the principles and teachings of Saint Francis of Assisi. Guided by Franciscan values and the ideal of “knowledge joined with love,” and rooted in the Catholic and liberal arts traditions, Alvernia is a rigorous, caring, and inclusive learning community committed to academic excellence and to being and fostering: The mission statements of the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters and Alvernia University are the sources of the five core values from the Franciscan tradition. All members of the Alvernia community including trustees, administration, faculty, staff, and students embrace Alvernia’s core Franciscan values.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Spring Fling, Honors Convocation, Christmas on Campus
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, St. Thomas Moore Honor Society
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Theology Club
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, International Club
  • Alcohol Policies No
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Philadelphia (50), Reading (10)
  • Distance to nearest train Exton (30)
  • Distance to nearest bus Reading (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 43%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 7
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in computer labs
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Basic Services Provided health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 60
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,200
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Computer Courses No
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Highest Amount Earn Per Year From On Campus Job
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Lehigh University)
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village