Alvernia University

400 St Bernardine St, Reading, United States
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Overview of Alvernia University

About this school

Alvernia is a church-affiliated college. Founded in 1958, it adopted coeducation in 1971. Its 85-acre campus is located in the Blue Mountain area of eastern Pennsylvania, 50 miles from Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,323
    • Men:607 (26.1%)
    • Women:1,716 (73.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Alvernia University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
400 Saint Bernardine Street
City, State, Zip
Reading, PA  19607-1799
Phone
(610) 796-8269
Fax
(610) 796-8336
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 1,788 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,264 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 524 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
412 (31%) of 1,332 admitted students enrolled
Women
280 (30%) of 947 admitted students enrolled
Men
132 (34%) of 385 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.33
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |19-23 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $33,640 (67.91843327276398%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,890 (24.005653139511406%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (3.0284675953967293%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,500 (5.047445992327882%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Alvernia University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 25
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003233
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
333 (96.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
294 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
294 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (13.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$22,520
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 294 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,943
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 250 (85.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,206
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 31 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
51 (14.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,419

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,582 (93.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,434 (90.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,431 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
192 (13.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$20,349
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,400 (97.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,212
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,263 (88.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,085
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 120 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
207 (12.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,054

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$51,958
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,592

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


108

Part-Time Faculty


211

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 28% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 65% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
143,809

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
424
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Alvernia University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


82.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


36.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


51%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


53.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Communication, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Occupational therapy

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Occupational Technology

Master's Programs of Study (11)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Liberal Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Psychology
  • Urban Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


88,102

Nearest Metropolitan Area


121 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Philadelphia

Weather


Temperature
18.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
50 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Reading
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


59% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


41%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Crusaders
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Alvernia University offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, student government association, student nurses association of alvernia (asna), criminal justice association (cja), sport management association (sma), science association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,719

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,323
Women
1,716
Men
607

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.6% Asian
  • 10.5% Black/African-American
  • 8.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.6% White
  • 9.8% Unknown

International Students


0.4% from 6 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


549

Student Resources

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