Private 4 Year

Alverno College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Alverno College overview
Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Online alverno.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Alverno College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Alverno College, established in 1887, is a private liberal arts institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offering a curriculum rooted in the liberal arts tradition. A Catholic college founded by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Alverno is notable for an 8 Abilities curriculum that emphasizes hands-on experience and performance-based assessment over traditional grades. The college's urban campus embraces a contemporary architectural style and provides on-campus housing to students who opt to live within the college grounds. Known for its personalized approach to education, Alverno maintains a selective admissions process. While it is not widely celebrated for its athletics, the college offers a range of popular majors, including Nursing, Education, Business, and Music Therapy.

In the most recent statistical year 652 prospective students applied, and 586 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 133 enrolled in the school.  1,180 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 416 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $31,008 plus fees of $850.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.27

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Alverno College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$768
Other Fees$850
Room and Board $8,620
Budget for Other Expenses$6,450
Total One Year Cost$47,696

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Alverno College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 40%
Business 19%
Communication 6%
Education 6%
Psychology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238193 IPEDS survey data for Alverno College.

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