Alvernia University

Alvernia University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Alvernia University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Alvernia University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Alvernia University was awarded 44 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

Alvernia landed the #1,273 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Alvernia also holds the #79 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Alvernia University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Alvernia?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Alvernia University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 71%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 93% of students accepted to Alvernia submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 578. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Alvernia University  ( 480 to 578 )

SAT Math Scores for Alvernia University  ( 470 to 570 )
Alvernia received ACT scores from 22% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Alvernia University  ( 18 to 24 )

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Alvernia University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Alvernia University is about average at 13 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Alvernia University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Alvernia University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Alvernia University is 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Alvernia have a four-year graduation rate of 38%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  38 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Alvernia University.

Alvernia University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,123 undergraduates at Alvernia with 1,656 being full-time and 467 being part-time.

How Much Does Alvernia University Cost?

The overall average net price of Alvernia is $27,851. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Alvernia

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,786 $22,045 $25,051 $28,068 $32,482

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Alvernia, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Alvernia, approximately 97% of students took out student loans averaging $8,314 a year. That adds up to $33,256 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Alvernia is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Alvernia Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Alvernia make about $44,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Alvernia graduates since it is 12% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Alvernia University make the most money.

Location of Alvernia University

Alvernia University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Alvernia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 400 Saint Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607-1799
Phone: 610-796-8200

Alvernia University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 39 majors graduated from Alvernia University. Of these students, 542 received undergraduate degrees and 257 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Health Professions 72 NA
Nursing 70 $63,500
Health Sciences & Services 40 $31,400
Criminal Justice & Corrections 37 $37,600
Mental & Social Health Services 32 $36,000
Business Administration & Management 30 $40,000
General Biology 19 NA
Accounting 18 $44,300
Marketing 17 NA
Health & Physical Education 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Alvernia University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Alvernia

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 732 students took at least one online class at Alvernia University. This is the same number of students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 732 339
2017-2018 732 364
2016-2017 816 350
2015-2016 775 268
2013-2014 314 153

Learn more about online learning at Alvernia University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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