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Founded in 1958, Alvernia University. is a Private college. Located in Pennsylvania, which is a city setting in Pennsylvania, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,323 full time undergraduate students, and 549 full time graduate students.
The Alvernia University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 108 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Alvernia University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,22% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
68% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 28% were in the top quarter, and 7% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Alvernia University.
46 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
52 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
60 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
59 Students rated academics 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
29 Students rated Alvernia University
I enjoy attending Alvernia University, but within every campus there are strengths and weaknesses. I\'ve noticed there are downfalls for students who are commuting, such as the ability to meet new people and create friendships. It can be hard for these individuals to attend school events if they feel uncomfortable being around people they don\'t necessarily know. Regarding academics, it is obviously made a priority for majority of the professors. They are usually easy to reach and are willing to meet and discuss grades or current questions you have regarding classes.
The biggest mistake is attending Alvernia for its graduate program! It lacks professionalism from the staff and facility and it seems that they do not care for the students education! They pick and choose which students to like and that will determine your grade throughout the program! I am ashamed to say I am attending this school. It sucks because I have already put way too much money to withdraw from the program.
Alvernia University is like a dream college. In fact, I wish I had gone to middle school and high school at Alvernia University. The willingness to help any and all students is superb and unlike any other institution. I was never one who was concerned for my future child or children attending my soon to be alma mate, but this institution is just that great--where I would encourage my children to consider the idea of attending Alvernia University. There's a prestigious police academy on campus, always friendly and polite staff and faculty members, the bathroom's are always spotless, floors are always sparkling and campus safety makes all visitors on campus safe!
When looking for an institution that would offer me a credible and affordable MBA program, my first thought was to seek out Alvernia University. The application process and communication from my adviser were effortless. Alvernia is well known among businesses locally and I feel really comfortable knowing my decision was the right one.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Alvernia University is 74%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Parents and students have to understand that finding the right college is impossible. Whatever a college brochure or study says about a school may be irrelevant when the student actually starts in the Fall semester and experiences the lifestyle for the first time. The best measure of finding a good school is to take the time to visit the campus, ask as many questions as possible about student life and academics, and then stay over for a night and experience what a college student does. When this is done, a prospective student has the best chance in deciding whether or not the school is right for them or not.
Alvernia is a very hands on school, yes it is Fransican but it is only as Catholic as you make it, the professors bring in alot of real world knowledge and experience into the classroom and there os always someone around to help with any questions or concerns you have.
I would say the diversity needs a lot of work at Alvernia.
The best thing about Alvernia University is the engagement within the classrooms. The professors are excellent in getting everybody involved and making sure everybody understands the material. The professors thuroughly enjoy teaching and it is shown in the classroom. The classes are never over 40 students which makes it easy to be known by the professor.
The small class sizes, the open space around campus, the ever-growing facilities that allow for more activities and living on and off campus, and how easy it can be to get through classes with the right professors.
my classmates are very supportive.
Drinking (although you can be busted if caught), volunteer service and giving back in general, Catholic-Franciscan background, and the ability to exceed expectations.
It's one of the few schools in the area that had a legal related major.
I am completing a certificate program at this school. I have an undergraduate degree form another university and in comparing the two I wish that Alvernia College was advertised more whithin the local community. As the fall 2012 semester started I learned that the schools outside reasorces were very helpful to the students and in abundance. I wish I also knew that Alvernias reasorces were this helpful.
Someone that is unsure of their major should not go to Alvernia University because a community college would be much more practical. However, if they are considering a major such as nursing, physical therapy or pre-med, they will be able to succeed with hard work.
People who are interested in a small school with attentive professors and friendly students.
Roommates can be the most frustrating thing. The only other frustrating thing on campus right now is the parking situation but it will soon be fixed.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Alvernia University receive some sort of financial aid.
33% were awarded federal grants.
While 83% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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