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Reading, Pennsylvania

Alvernia University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Alvernia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.8%
Admission Difficulty for Alvernia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Alvernia University and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #49 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,543 out of 2,179 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 easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Alvernia University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Alvernia University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
93%
SAT Scores for Alvernia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Alvernia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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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 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #70 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 93 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Alvernia University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >81%
1125 to 1220 Avg + 71%-81%
1030 to 1125 Avg - 59%-71%
935 to 1030 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 935 Low <46%
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Alvernia University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
22%
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 #65 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alvernia University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Alvernia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >81%
21 to 24 Avg + 71%-81%
18 to 21 Avg - 59%-71%
15 to 18 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 15 Low <46%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.27
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need 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 #52 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 71% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Alvernia University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Alvernia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,412 767 2,179
Accepted 1,042 501 1,543
Acceptance Rate 74% 65% 71%
Enrolled 234 137 371
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 27% 24%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Alvernia University and what considerations affect 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.