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As a service to the Alvernia University community, the Health & Wellness Center, along with other University Life departments and Athletics, is providing an online subscription to Student Health 101 to students and their families.  To learn more about this online resource, please read the Parents and Supporters letter.

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Alvernia Announces Lecture Series


The 2014-15 Lecture Series at Alvernia University offers headlining authors and seasoned leaders who will open a world of inspiration through thought-provoking topics.

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Son of John Updike Accepts Alvernia Position


David Updike, son of acclaimed author John Updike, has been named the John Updike Scholar in Residence at Alvernia University.

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Alvernia Facts & Figures


  • 3,000 total students
  • 1,500 traditional undergraduates
  • 40:60 male-female ratio
  • Approximately 77% of freshmen reside on our 121-acre campus.

After Alvernia

Our graduates are discovering that the purposeful, practical liberal arts education they received at Alvernia  University benefits them in their professions. A survey of 2008 graduates revealed the following: 

  • 83% felt their Alvernia education provided experiences relevant to career goals.
  • 84% felt their Alvernia education has provided up-to-date information relevant to current issues and topics.
  • 86% credit their Alvernia degree as a factor for getting their new job.
  • 73% of students who have jobs with new employers or a job offer said their Alvernia degree was a requirement for the job.
  • The majority of Alvernia graduates with new jobs found them within 1-3 months of graduation.
  • They associate their new degree with anticipated benefits such as promotions, better job security,  better benefits, and extra vacation time.

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