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Alvernia University Admission Requirements

Reading, Pennsylvania

Chances of getting into Alvernia University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
68.4%
Admission Difficulty for Alvernia University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Alvernia University and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,797 out of 2,628 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 69 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Alvernia University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Alvernia University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
95%
SAT Scores for Alvernia University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
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

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Alvernia University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 860. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #75 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 2018 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 >78%
1040 to 1130 Avg + 68%-78%
950 to 1040 Avg - 56%-68%
860 to 950 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 860 Low <42%
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Alvernia University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
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 17
ACT Scores for Alvernia University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #70 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Alvernia University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Alvernia University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >78%
20 to 23 Avg + 68%-78%
17 to 20 Avg - 56%-68%
14 to 17 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 14 Low <42%
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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 68% 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

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

Applying

Admission Statistics

Alvernia University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,470 1,158 2,628
Accepted 1,034 763 1,797
Acceptance Rate 70% 66% 68%
Enrolled 243 192 435
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 25% 24%

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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
R
Rosemont College

Rosemont, Pennsylvania

C
Chestnut Hill College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

N
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore, Maryland

G
Georgian Court University

Lakewood, New Jersey

W
Wilson College

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

S
Saint Peter's College

Jersey City, New Jersey

D
Dominican College of Blauvelt

Orangeburg, New York

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?

68% 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 950 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 17 and 23. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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