Undergraduate Admissions Information Session

Our Information Session is a great way to experience our campus and to learn a little more about what makes Alvernia a special place. Your time on campus will include time with the Admissions Staff, members of our Faculty, and of course our students. You will learn about our history, academic programs, resident and student life opportunities, and much more. Your day will include a campus tour and lunch in our main Dining Hall; as well as a presentation about the Admissions & Financial Aid process.

To learn more about our Information Sessions, please give us a call (610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA)...or you can Register for a date online.

Start Date: 9/30/2011 10:30 am
End Date: 9/30/2011 3:00 pm
Location: Admissions Office, 2nd Floor of the Student Center
Sponsor: Undergraduate Admissions Office

Call us at 610-796-8269 or 888-ALVERNIA

Or e-mail us for more information!

  • 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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