Alvernia University

Reading, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate
2,179
Students Applied
36%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
123
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$25
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
74%
Out-Of-State Students
20%
US States Represented
18
Countries Represented
6
22%
Submitting ACT
93%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1052
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
470
75th
570
Reading
25th
480
75th
578
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
29%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
9%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
11
Top 25%
19
Top 50%
72

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@alvernia.edu
Admissions Telephone: 610-796-8269
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
If something seems weird or mixed up, email people!! You really have to take responsibility for getting everything in to them and making sure they have it. Visit the campus and stay the night if possible and attend a class.
Jocelyn from Catonsville, MD
Be open minded and stick to your educational goals. Since Alvernia is not known as a party school that is actually a benefit to the students attending the college.
Patricia from Reading, PA
Alvernia is a great school and has so many majors to choose from. Even if you are unsure of your major, faculty will assist you in this important decision. You will feel welcomed and comfortable at Alvernia no matter what.
Sarah from Reading, PA
My tips are to get in contact with your future roommates, get out and do things offered on campus, and do not be afraid to ask questions to any mentor around you.
Kristin from Titusville, NJ
Great tips for new students would be: do not procrastinate on any assignment. In college teachers are different then in high school they will not cut you slack if you are late on a paper you will pay the price, take advantage of the library and the free paper because you are paying for them to keep supplied and you might as well take advantage of it, also keep an open mind and always try new things because without experience you may never know what could have happened.
Carissa from Gibbstown, NJ
-You will have no problem fitting in. There is so much stuff to do, you will find a place
-Although there are no frats and sors, they do have academic clubs where it's almost the same thing, but you don't have to pay fees like frars and sor.
-Don't let the religion part of the college keep you from applying or visiting the campus. They are open to all religions and don't force you to practice one type of religion.
-Eat at the caf. The food is actually pretty good.
-Students at the school is pretty big on drinking and drugs too.
Chynelle from Philadelphia, PA
My words of wisdom is apply in the beginning of your senior year, visit the campus, and apply for the merit scholarships the school offers!
Mariah from Smyrna, DE
Come visit the campus and check it out before you apply. I suggest checking out the campus schedule and coming on a day where there is either an activity or a game going on so you can get the true feel of what it is like here.
Kelsey from Bensalem, PA

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