Overview

Applicants
922
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
2.88

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
28%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
420 - 520
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
420 - 530

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
235
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Marketing, Other.
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Education, Other.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist.
  • Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant.
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry, Other.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Linda Ludgate J.D.
Berks County Judge

Charles Barbera M.D.
President of Berks Count Medical Society

M. Lewandoski
Consulting Firm Owner

Mark Piazza M.D.
Resident Elect of PA Medical Society

Jonathon Encarcion M.A.
Director of Hispanic Center

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Feb 10

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,784

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,521

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,482

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,000

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$20,220
Required Fees
$202
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,220
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,136
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

70% female
30% male
14% are out of state
78% are full time
22% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
43%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
72%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
35
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Crusaders)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Crusaders)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services



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Sustainability


Campus Security Report


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Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Christa McCusker
Director of Admissions

Address
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading, PA 19607

Phone
610-796-8220


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center
Crusader Cafe
Library
Gym
Residence Hall Lounge

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Shopping at outlets
Reading Phillies Baseball Park
Soveriegn Center for music events
Hershey Park
Great Resturaunts

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times:
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
throughout the year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.alvernia.edu/admissions/visit.htm

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
taxis, buses, Reading has its own airport

Local Accommodations
Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, Sheraton


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