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Alvernia University Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Alvernia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.2%
Admission Difficulty for Alvernia University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Alvernia University and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,419 out of 3,767 applicants were admitted making Alvernia University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Alvernia University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Alvernia University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
943-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Alvernia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 463
SAT Composite 25th 943
SAT Scores for Alvernia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Alvernia University?

Alvernia University typically requires applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 943 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 850. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #59 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 95 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Alvernia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >75%
1036 to 1130 Avg + 64%-75%
943 to 1036 Avg - 51%-64%
850 to 943 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 850 Low <38%
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Alvernia University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Alvernia University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Alvernia University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Alvernia University?

Admission data indicates that Alvernia University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #42 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alvernia University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Alvernia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >75%
21 to 24 Avg + 64%-75%
18 to 21 Avg - 51%-64%
15 to 18 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 15 Low <38%
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Alvernia University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.27
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Alvernia University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Alvernia University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Alvernia University was 3.27 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #65 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Alvernia University accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Alvernia University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 20% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

67% of Alvernia University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Alvernia University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 33%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 11%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Alvernia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,247 1,520 3,767
Accepted 1,478 941 2,419
Acceptance Rate 66% 62% 64%
Enrolled 219 180 399
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 19% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Alvernia University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Alvernia University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Alvernia University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210775 IPEDS survey data for Alvernia University.

FAQs

Does Alvernia University prefer SAT or ACT?

95% of students submit their SAT scores to Alvernia University. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Alvernia University?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Alvernia University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Alvernia University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 943 and 1130. 95% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Alvernia University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.