Alvernia students
Undergraduate
Prepare for life, leadership and careers through rigorous liberal arts and professional programs.
Bloomberg Terminal at Alvernia University
Graduate
Advance to the next level in your career, gaining critical skills desired by leaders across sectors.
Alvernia University Commencement
Adult Learners
Accelerated bachelor programs, degree completion, and professional certificates that fit your busy schedule.

Success Stories

Occupational Therapy Entrepreneurs
Funding the Future
Four Alvernia University occupational therapy majors are transforming an idea into a patented product and a business.
Tim Bailey, MBA student, collaborates with Rodney Ridley of O'Pake Institute.
Alvernia's own returns to pursue MBA
Seizing an opportunity for professional development.
David Ruppert '21
Marine Veteran earns three degrees
Graduates with highest honors, summa cum laude.
Alvernia University Reading Campus Quad and Student Center
Visit Our Beautiful Campus
The best way to experience Alvernia is to visit the campus and immerse in its vibrant community.
International Students meet during connection day in the university dining hall
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.
Alvernia student studying in quad
SAT/ACT Waived for 2023-24 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
John R. Post School of Engineering
Learn how Alvernia prepares Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering students to be fundamentally sound and application-ready.
Students walking to class in the fall
Fall Visit Events
We’ve planned numerous opportunities for you to learn more about Alvernia’s transformational education,
the admissions process, applying for financial aid and more!
Alvernia Hope Fund logo with pictures of students
Presidential Hope Fund
In Alvernia’s Bernardine Franciscan tradition of serving those in need and in honor of our foundresses, the Presidential Hope Fund was developed as a financial support program to assist students and families struggling to fund education.
401 Penn Street Ribbon Cutting
CollegeTowne
Alvernia champions economic redevelopment and renewed energy in downtown Reading and Pottsville.
Lauer's Park DPT Program
Experiential Learning
Apply knowledge through real-world and service learning opportunities and hands-on practice.
Male 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.

Rankings & Facts

Francis Hall aerial view
Alvernia ranks among 2022 best regional universities
Alvernia secures top 100 spot in U.S. News & World Report for third consecutive year.
College of Distinction Designations
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.
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 Virtual Q&A Info Session
Graduate Programs Mix and Mingle