Student Success Stories
Infinite opportunities are realized by standout OT student
Program immersion holds promise for a bright future.
Alvernia's own returns to pursue MBA
Seizing an opportunity for professional development.
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.
NEW MAJORS - Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
We prepare our engineering students to be fundamentally sound and application-ready.
Virtual Events for Current Students
Join us for virtual events and activities to get important information, stay connected, and even have some fun.
Presidential Hope Fund
A financial support program developed to assist students and families struggling to fund education during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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.
Institute Expands Scope
O’Pake shifts focus to economic development and entrepreneurship, serving as a catalyst for educational and business expansion.
Apply knowledge through real-world and service learning opportunities and hands-on practice.
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.
Alvernia ranks among 2021 best regional universities
Alvernia secures top 100 spot in U.S. News & World Report for second consecutive year.
Colleges of Distinction Designation
Alvernia recognized for commitment to enhancing and expanding the student experience.
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.
Alvernia's Impact Grant is earmarked for newly enrolled adult students for Spring 2021.
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.
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Student Center in the evening
Alvernia University's main entrance
Bicycler in Angelica Park
Golden Wolves Athletics Bus
Campus in autumn
Adirondack chairs are available all over campus
Soccer players on the turf
Occupational Therapy laboratory classroom
Residence hall suite
Volunteers move in first-year students
Volunteers have fun on Move-In day
Students share flair in dorm rooms
McGlinn Conference Center
Art class in the greenhouse
Track and Field at Alvernia
Volunteers get Reading High ready for fall
Students at graduation
Volunteers gather to celebrate
Campus Commons fitness cycles
Volunteers collect potatoes for food bank
The beauty of a snowy campus
Ana Ruiz and Judy Warchal
Students serving the community
Pagoda in Reading, Pa.
Undergraduate student at work
Students enjoying great weather
Students enjoying great weather
Undergraduates on Move-In Day
OWLs welcome freshmen to campus