Undergraduate Admission

Alvernia provides an undergraduate education that looks forward, challenging students to think critically and to apply classroom knowledge to internships, hands-on volunteering, and field work placements. In short, we prepare students for what lies ahead.

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Graduate Admission

We're here to help you get where you want to go. That's why Alvernia University has made applying to graduate school a little easier for busy professionals like you. How? We've created tailored application instructions per program that helps simplify the application process.

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Continuing Studies Admission

Alvernia University makes it easy for busy adults to apply. From the online application that you can complete a bit at a time (as your time permits), to the tailored instructions that mirrors your background — we’re geared specifically for people who are short on time.

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The Alvernia University Virtual Campus Experience


Reading Campus

Our 121-acre Reading campus is just 3 miles from Reading, Pennsylvania. Surrounded by tree-lined grounds in a peaceful, residential neighborhood, this campus blends the traditional and the contemporary.

Schuylkill Center

The Alvernia University Schuylkill Center is located in Pottsville, PA. For adult learners who work or live in northeast Pennsylvania, our Schuylkill Center is convenient for you.

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Philadelphia Center

Located just outside of Center City, Philadelphia, is Alvernia University's Philadelphia Center. For adult learners who work or live in eastern Pennsylvania, this center is ready to enrich your education.

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Our Students

  • 3,000 total students
  • 1,500 traditional undergraduates
  • 1,380 nontraditional students
  • 40:60 male-to-female ratio

Our Faculty

  • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors.
  • Most classes are 20 students or fewer



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