Students join hands in the quad
Prepare for life, leadership and careers through rigorous liberal arts and professional programs.
Adult education student Jonathan Encarnacion
Advance to the next level in your career, gaining critical skills desired by leaders across sectors.
Adult student at graduation
Adult Education
Complete college and upgrade skills through programs that fit your life and busy schedule.

Student Success Stories

Spencer Matthews, communication student, at CHOP internship.
Internship paves the way for future career
Communication major assists with live broadcast
Ann Marie Stout Student Alvernia University
Fulfilling Community Need
Graduate returns to pursue MSW.
Schuylkill Healthcare Science graduate Rebecca McCormick
Graduate persists during health crisis
Graduates with highest honors, summa cum laude.
Campus Commons
Visit Our Beautiful Campus
The best way to experience Alvernia is to visit the campus and immerse in its vibrant community.
Health and Wellness
Coronavirus COVID19 Updates
Due to the ongoing and evolving threat of COVID-19, Alvernia University has moved all classes online and closed all its campuses for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. See the latest updates from the university.
Impacting the Local Economy
Alvernia champions economic redevelopment and renewed energy in downtown Reading.
Dr. Rodney Ridley
Institute Expands Scope
O’Pake shifts focus to economic development and entrepreneurship, serving as a catalyst for educational and business expansion.
Collin Welteroth, pre-med student, Reading Hospital
Experiential Learning
Apply knowledge through real-world and service learning opportunities and hands-on practice.
Female graduate student at laptop
Online Programs
Earning your degree while working is often a challenge for busy adults. Alvernia’s fully online programs let you earn your undergraduate or graduate degree on your terms -- flexible, convenient, support to help you succeed.
Francis Hall aerial view
Alvernia ranks among 2020 best regional universities
Of the more than 1,500 colleges and universities in the northeast region, Alvernia ranks in the top tier by U.S. News & World Report.
Students in Undergraduate Admissions Office
Admission & Financial Aid
Alvernia staff provides personalized attention for each student and family to ensure they are fully engaged, aware and understand the best options for college success.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Open House - Schuylkill Center
Last Class Day (Spring 2020)