Alverno College
Milwaukee, WI, USA

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Alverno College
3.67 Average Rating

Ashleigh from Oak Creek, WI

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
They definitely challenge you & push you outside of your comfort zone! It may seem awkward at first, but I just finished my 1st semester here & I look back and realize how much I've grown already.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone is very friendly, and with it being an all women's college, everyone is very supportive!
Bang for the buck
It is more expensive since it's a private school, but I think in the long run it'll be worth it!
Great for these types of students
Students that like smaller, more hands-on classes. Those who would not like to be in a 300-student lecture hall, but rather a 20-student classroom.
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Amanda from Oak Creek, WI

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I enjoy the small classrooms and the discussions we can have in them. Once you get to know everyone, talking in front of class and making speeches is easy to overcome. In my opinion now when I'm out in the real world talking I have a higher confidence. Another great aspect of Alverno is they allow to give yourself self assessments to compare them with your teacher. You learn what you can improve on and they are right by your side to help you!
Am enjoying being here
Alverno is in a great area and close to downtown Milwaukee. Considering that Alverno is an all women's school, I feel like you are able to focus on school and succeeding rather then boys and having to dress to impress. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Also, teachers remember your name and the staff is very friendly. I am enrolled in the nursing program and love it. They offer a four-year degree so I can go further with my career.
Bang for the buck
Being a private school, Alverno is a bit on pricier side of the spectrum. You are guaranteed to be pushed to succeed and in the long run you fill find out strengths and weaknesses!
Tips for prospective students
I recommend for undecided education and nursing majors. I was a transfer student who was between nursing and education for my major and found out that it was easy to change to the other because I knew that Alverno had two great programs!
Great for these types of students
Alverno is great for students (girls) who are looking for an all girls school and enjoy small class rooms and hands on classes. Dorming is available to students who live far from Alverno.
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Dasmarie from Milwaukee, WI

researching this school
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
What I have heard about this school everybody tells me is a great college I want to apply here due to the fact that I know if i need help they will help me. This school will help me learn a lot. Thats why is teh school that is my first choice,
Will enjoy being here
Ill enjoy for real to be attendint this school. I go there to field trips with the school all the time. I enjoy it.
Tips for prospective students
Is a great school I recommend it.
Great for these types of students
Great for the students who want a better future what to pursue there dreams and are looking for a school that is welling to help them.
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Ashley from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Alverno College is not for the faint of heart. Alverno prepares you for your career, also known as your passion, alongside dedicated staff. Alverno College is great place to start your life long journey and learn how to do what you love.
Tips for prospective students
Tip #1. Be prepared to be tested beyond the typical A-U grading scale. The curriculum is based on abilities not letter grading. Tip #2. Get your priorities in order prior to starting. What'Â?s important to you, money or education? Will a potential job interfere with you education? Are you willing to reduce hours at work to focus more time on school? Tip #3. Be ok with working with others! Group work is a thingÂ? at Alverno, anticipate at least one group based project per class. Tip #4. Know your financial need! You may fall short for with government provided aid, so have a backup plan such as scholarships, savings or family help. Having a balance will prevent you from registering for the following semester, extending graduation date.
Academic Rigor
Sometimes the rigor can be too rigorous, it,s well worth it. You'Â?re paying lots of money so you might as well be challenged.
Dorm Life
I have always lived off campus. There are maybe 4 dorm halls, I hear that they are pretty decent. You can access mostly everything indoors. Living on campus may be best if you have to means to do so. Giving dorm life a 2* because I have no knowledge.
Food and Dining
Our food and dinning has just been updated. You can get almost anything from food on the grill to the fresh salad bar! Tons of vending throughout the campus and restaurants in close proximity 5 minutes via car.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is always around and easily accessible. Since Alverno is an all-women'Â?s college Â?security is strictly enforced
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DMP

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Alverno is an all female student college. It has a unique ability based curriculum. Alverno has very caring and accessible teachers and staff.
Tips for prospective students
Take a tour and visit some classes
Be sure an all female college is for you
Research the ability based curriculum
Talk to some of the current students and ask questions
Meet with an admissions counselor
Academic Rigor
Alverno has a very academically rigorous curriculum. However, it still allows you to work part-time and still complete all your classwork. There are a lot of group projects in the business major.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria food is very good. It is a bit pricey though.
What to do for fun
I live off campus but belong to a few groups. There is a theater with many performances of various kinds. There is a coffee shop in the dorms. There are also numerous scheduled student events.
Bang for the buck
Alverno provides a quality private education for a very competitive price.
Great for these types of students
Alverno is great for students who prefer to be judged based on performance of what has been learned rather than just on written exams. You can really excel if you can show you have grasped the material rather than just memorizing long enough to regurgitate the answers on a test.
Clubs and Activities
For a small college there are plenty of clubs and activities. There is something for everyone.
Campus Safety
The Alverno campus is extremely safe. It is well lit and there is plenty of parking close to the buildings.
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Nadine from Milwaukee, WI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
this is a great school for students who can adapt to an all women school. they are excellent for nursing majors. they do offer spacious and convenient dorms for those who want to stay on campus.
Tips for prospective students
make sure you do a lot of research on this school before making your final decision to attend. also, keep in good contact with you admission counselor prior to entering and you advisor once accepted.
Dorm Life
staying in the dorms is quite convenient especially for those 8 a.m. classes and late night courses. they also have a very effective system of how to run things to be organized and safe.
Food and Dining
the hot food line has different options every day that may or may not fit what to want. they are very flexible to fit people dietary needs whether they are vegetarians or lactose intolerant. they also offer a grill that has a consistent menu and a deli style line.
What to do for fun
they offer the mug events hosted by one of the campus organizations every wednesday night. if you do not have a car though there are options within walking distance for dining and the shopping mall is one bus away.
Greek Life
they do not have very prominent greek life on campus. but if you would like to join there are some options available.
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