#46 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Alvernia University

Reading, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
Alvernia University overview
Location Reading, Pennsylvania
Online alvernia.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Alvernia University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Reading, Pennsylvania, Alvernia University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,628 prospective students applied, and 1,797 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 435 enrolled in the school.  1,946 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 846 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $34,070 plus fees of $830. Alvernia University is ranked 784 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Alvernia University is rated within the lower 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 950/1130
ACT 17/23
GPA 3.27
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Alvernia University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$830
Room and Board $12,340
Budget for Other Expenses$2,500
Total One Year Cost$51,240

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$44,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
53% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Alvernia University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 33%
Business 20%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Education 10%
Communication 5%

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