When students invest in an Alvernia degree, they expect that investment will produce a very good return. And as the numbers show, they are not disappointed!
Before earning her Ph.D. from Alvernia, Kathleen Nevel had to learn hard fought lessons during a 32-year career in the once male-dominated steel industry.
In "Die Harder," experts from different fields discuss the challenges that end-of-life issues bring focus.
President Flynn has been named to a new CIC steering committee to develop future innovation of independent colleges.
Police officers are expanding their education through a partnership between Alvernia and the Philadelphia Police Academy.
A new bird-cam has been installed in a Kestrel nestbox — and already, five eggs have hatched!
Jessica Buchanan was kidnapped at the hand of land pirates in Somalia, and rescued by SEAL Team Six. Today she expresses no regrets.
Alvernia hosted a leadership summit and networking reception for the Greater Reading Young Professionals entitled "Leadership & Culture: Impact on Organizational Development"
View photos and read about the Alvernia University Class of 2014 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10.
- 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.