FAFSA Simplification
Due to the passage of the FAFSA Simplification Act — a major redesign of the way federal financial aid is awarded — the 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available three months later than usual. Keep up to date with our FAFSA page, which features a roundup of proposed changes, frequently asked questions, resources and timelines to assist you.
Packapalooza 2023
Packapalooza 2024
Packapalooza is a day designed for students to explore and learn about all the resources and support available at Alvernia, with over 20 sessions to inform undergraduate, adult and graduate students.
Prepare for life, leadership and careers through rigorous liberal arts and professional programs.
Margarita Cornejo-Jimenez
Advance to the next level in your career, gaining critical skills desired by leaders across sectors.
Adult student
Adult Learners
Accelerated bachelor programs, degree completion, and professional certificates that fit your busy schedule.
Virtual Tour Screenshot
Take a Virtual Tour
If you're a prospective student thinking about visiting Alvernia, or if you're a current student who wants to learn more about what we have to offer, this self-guided tour includes nearly two dozen stops across our locations, featuring 360-degree panorama views, videos and more.


Student Art Show
Packapalooza 2024
John R. Post Center at Reading CollegeTowne
Alvernia champions economic redevelopment and renewed energy in downtown Reading and Pottsville.
International Students
International Students
Alvernia’s inclusive and welcoming community is ideal for international students. Our dedicated International Admissions team provides the support and assistance needed to meet the unique needs of international admission.
Millmont after-school service program
Experiential Learning
Apply knowledge through real-world and service learning opportunities and hands-on practice.
Campus in Fall
Visit Our Beautiful Campus
The best way to experience Alvernia is to visit the campus and immerse in its vibrant community.
Students in the admissions office lounge
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.

Rankings & Facts

Early Childhood Education Program Earns A from NCTQ Report
Program earns top national ranking for reading education
Alvernia is one of three universities in Pennsylvania to earn an “A” in latest NCTQ report.
2023-2024 Colleges of Distinction Rankings
Colleges of Distinction Designation
Alvernia recognized for commitment to enhancing and expanding the student experience.
Alvernia University earns "Strive Five" Distinction
Alvernia recognized as a “Strive Five” institution
Alvernia has earned recognition for providing opportunities and pathways to success for low-income and first-generation college students by the education non-profit Strive for College.