Alvernia University

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Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania

Description

Alvernia University is located in a residential neighborhood in Reading, Pennsylvania. It is a private, residential, coeducational school with liberal arts and professional programs sponsored by the Bernardine Franciscan sisters, a Catholic religious order. Enrollment tops 2,800 students, with 1,400 traditional undergraduates. About 99% of their undergraduates receive some type of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Transfer scholarships are available.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2809
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: Not available
Faculty: 81

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 35:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: Not available:1

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Contact Information

Address:
400 Saint Bernardine St.
Reading Pennsylvania 19607

Website: http://www.alvernia.edu

Main Email: admissions@alvernia.edu

Main Phone: 888-ALVERNIA

Additional Campuses:
Alvernia University Philadelphia Center
1355 West Cheltenham Avenue
Melrose Park, PA 19027
www.alvernia.edu

Alvernia University Schuylkill Center
2650 Woodglen Road
Pottsville, PA 17901
www.alvernia.edu

Admissions Contact:
Ms. Jenna Detweiler
Assistant Director of Admissions & Transfer Coordinator, Office of Admissions
888.ALVERNIA
IM Screen Names: AlverniaJenna
jenna.detweiler@alvernia.edu

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Ms. Stephanie Garcia
Admissions Counselor, Office of Admissions
888.ALVERNIA
stephanie.garcia@alvernia.edu

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.0 GPA (higher for some majors) from a regionally accredited 2 or 4 year school.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
C or higher

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 75 credits will be accepted in transfer from a community college or a four-year university. Students must complete a minimum of 45 credits at Alvernia to receive their degree.

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Letters of Recommendation Required:
Nursing applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.

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Application Fee:
$25

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Apply Here:
http://www.alvernia.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply.html

Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite
English
Math
Writing
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading
Math
Writing

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: Alvernia receives approximately 500 transfer applications per year. Seventy-five percent of the applications are for the fall semester the remainder for the spring semester.

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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The following awards are available to qualified full-time undergraduate day students at Alvernia University working towards their first bachelor's degree. ACT (Alvernia Connects with Transfers) Scholarship--$4,000. Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship--$1,000.

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