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.
Francis Hall Patio
SAT/ACT Waived for 2021-22 Academic Year
Recognizing the limited accessibility of SAT/ACT testing due to the pandemic, and wishing to ensure the safety of students, Alvernia will waive test score requirements for the coming academic year.
Three Engineering Students in a Lab with a Professor
NEW MAJORS - Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
We prepare our engineering students to be fundamentally sound and application-ready.
Students work together in front of Francis Hall.
Virtual Events for Current Students
Join us for virtual events and activities to get important information, stay connected, and even have some fun.
Alvernia University Presidential Hope Fund
Presidential Hope Fund
A financial support program developed to assist students and families struggling to fund education during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Health and Wellness
Coronavirus COVID19 Updates
Due to the ongoing and evolving threat of COVID-19, Alvernia campuses remain closed through the Summer 2020 semester. The university recently announced the Back to the Vern 2020 plan for reopening campus in late August. 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.
Ettiena Britt | Class of 2020 | Nursing Student
Experiential Learning
Apply knowledge through real-world and service learning opportunities and hands-on practice.
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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 2021 best regional universities
Alvernia secures top 100 spot in U.S. News & World Report for second consecutive year.
Alvernia Colleges of Distinction Award 2020
Colleges of Distinction Designation
Alvernia recognized for commitment to enhancing and expanding the student experience.
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

Graduate Studies Virtual Info Session