Alvernia Advantage

Alvernia combines the personal touch and attention of a small private college with many of the opportunities of an outstanding university. It’s the best of both worlds! Our students benefit from our liberal arts foundation that offers a well-rounded education to help them develop their own opinions, attitudes and beliefs. They also receive first-rate professional preparation to provide them with the skills and knowledge needed for career success after graduation.
Our students appreciate the small class sizes and breadth of our academic programs all taught by faculty who are experts in their fields, and equally committed to their success. Alvernia is also a great value among private universities, and we work hard to keep our costs affordable for families. We also offer generous scholarships and financial aid to help students realize their college dreams.
As one of only 24 Franciscan institutions in the United States, our values-based learning philosophy is guided by the ideal of “knowledge joined with love” that shapes both our educational philosophy and strong campus community. Our emphasis on developing ethical leaders with moral courage is blended with a commitment to service in a campus environment that provides our students the ideal setting to grow and develop.
Alvernia’s 121-acre tree-lined campus is located in a secure, residential neighborhood, just minutes from the bustle of city life, and easy driving distance to metropolitan centers like New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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