Transfer Tuesday

Take a few hours this fall to learn more about Alvernia University. Join us for a transfer information session designed with you in mind. The schedule of the day will be:

10:00am          Registration, Student Center—Main Campus
10:15am          Admission and Financial Aid presentation
11:00am          Tour campus
12:00pm          Lunch

Let us know you're coming—fill out an online reservation.

Please note: These sessions are for students intending to take classes at our main Reading campus. If you are interested in taking classes at our Schuylkill or Philadelphia Centers, please contact them to schedule a visit.

Start Date: 11/23/2010
End Date: 11/23/2010
Location: Student Center
Sponsor: Office of Undergraduate Admissions

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.

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